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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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774 Ratings
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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Part of a mix-a-six I selected the other day... I'm a sucker for fruit beers though I don't expect a lot from this beer.

12 oz bottle into dimpled mug.

Hazy orange body with a rather large head. The whitish head stuck around for 3 or 4 sips before dissipating to a thin wispy collar. No lacing.

Smells of grainy malts and sweet cracked wheat. Oranges and raspberries are more prevalent, but if I focus I can detect some coriander/grains of paradise. Surprisingly pleasant. The nose really works well.

The taste is much better than i had expected but it's a bit too sweet overall.

The raspberries taste like raspberries!

I honestly expected to type the words "artificial raspberry flavor" in this review, but I really can't say that. I'm actually quite impressed by how well the fruit is used here. The finish holds a little "grape chewable Tylenol" note, so points will be docked accordingly. And, like I said, the beer comes across too sweet-- but I understand I'm not the target market for this beer and I can see why this beer tastes as it does.

Feels watery and thin. Pretty bubbly. That medicinal aftertaste hurts here as well because it feels as though that's what is
Left coating my teeth after a sip.

Overall-- this beer surprised me. Good use of fruit, bad in other aspects. I personally wouldn't buy this again, but this is certainly a step in the right direction from AB. This would be a great gateway beer I reckon.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 03:03:34 | More by AleWatcher
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Shock Top. Loved their honey crisp. Lets see what the raspberry has in store. $6.64 at wal mart.

Appearance - in bottle

Smell - Overwhelming raspberry. Disturbingly one noted. Raspberry wine cooler. Raspberry syrup. Raspberry daquiri. Just raspberry. Wheat undertones. Not sure how to score this. I could smell it all day and its a great smell but yet it has absolutely no depth or character.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.