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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Raspberry WheatShock Top Raspberry Wheat

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65
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757 Ratings
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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Raspberry Wheat delivers the same smooth taste of Shock Top, with a hint of raspberry flavor. This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with essence of wild raspberry and hand-selected hops. It’s this combination that gives it its crisp and distinctive Shock Top taste, with its own flavorful twist. This unfiltered ale has a light-golden color and a smooth finish, and if you’re curious, it technically doesn’t, not count toward your daily fruit intake.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-16-2011)
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AlCaponeJunior

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2.28/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

looks pretty good, a bit cloudy, tannish yellow, decent white head with some staying power, so-so lace.

Smell is pretty good, quite raspberry with a bit of wheat beer character.

Taste does not follow the expectations of the smell. It's a syrupy mess, cloying and not full of fresh raspberry flavors like you might expect from the smell.

Body is OK, kind of thick like a wheat beer. The cloyingly sweet aftertaste detracts from the overall experience though.

Overall I think budweiser needs to try a real raspberry beer like New Glarus or DFH to see what raspberry beers can actually taste like before dumping a bunch of sugar and cheap raspberry syrup into a cheap wheat beer and then spending billions on marketing. Better beer sells itself due to the self-evident quality of the product. I'm damn glad that this was a single bottle given to me just to review, because had I bought a sixer of this I would have finished about half of one, cooked with the rest of it, and given the other five away to someone with no real concept of what good beer is.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 17:05:17 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.