Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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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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2.31/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Color naranja, con cabeza que desaparece rapidamente sin dejar encaje, carbonatacion media, aroma completamente dominado por la frambuesa.
Sabor dulce, levemente citrico sin amargor pero con cierto grado de acides y dominado por el sabor frutal a frambuesa pero con un gusto artificial.
cuerpo ligero, facil de tomar y deja una sensacion acida en toda la boca.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 03:55:13 | More by jcbogantes
1.35/5 rDev -51.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Can: Poured a light yellow color ale with a light bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of fake raspberry syrup is quite awful with quite a bit of residual sugars. This is closer to a cooler than beer. Taste is a mix between some grainy wheat malt notes with quite a bit of residual sugar and way too much of the awful raspberry syrup. Body is light with good carbonation. I wasn’t expecting some kind of masterpiece but what a bunch of crap this beer was.
Serving type: can
07-04-2014 15:12:40 | More by Phyl21ca
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.