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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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65
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824 Ratings
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Ratings: 824
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 76 | 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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Reviews by SamN:
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2.13/5  rDev -23.4%

Pours a cloudy, orange hazy color, with a weak, thin head. Some swirling brings up a bit of creamy foam, but it doesn't last. Small bits of sediment can be seen floating in there; I'd like to think they are raspberry seeds, but I am sure they are not. Aroma is powerfully sweet of artificial raspberry, but there is some noticeable wheat malts and even some small amount of spicy cloves, cinnamon? I may be being generous. Taste is pretty sweet; not overpoweringly fruity but there just isn't much to it. Has a very poor mid-palette taste, nasty rotten fruit flavor, finishes sweet like candy and IHOP raspberry syrup. Poor tastes, not impressed whatsoever. Mouthfeel is thin and hollow.

Overall, too sweet and overly fruity. Blech, no thanks.

SamN, Jul 06, 2011
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I always want fruit flavored beers to be good, and this one finally hits the spot. This has a solid head, a pronounced raspberry smell, and a nice flavor to drive it home. It may be a bit too carbonated, though. I will look for this the next time I'm in the mood for a fruity beer.

gab2409, May 18, 2011
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When dispensed, it had a nice head. It poured and remained cloudy so I was expecting a smooth body and mouth feel. When i brought the glass toward my mouth, it had an overwhelming odor of berries. Not pleasant. I sipped it and the flavor was reminiscent of cough syrup. The body was thin and disappointing. I could not finish it.

When I drink a beer with flavorings, I like it to be subtle. The flavors should meld together and act as a whole. This beer is not balanced and does not hit the mark.

Jvermont, Oct 20, 2013
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A- Pours a surprisingly orange hue with expected cloudiness. A half inch weak white head fades quickly to a thin rim leaving no lacing. For a wheat beer it is a strange color and has a shocking lack of head, but it does look kind of cool with that orangey glow it gives.

S- Overripened berries and tangy malt come through first followed by an unenjoyable lite beer / adjunct character. Seems like it couldve been decent without that.

T- Awfully unrounded, each part sticks out huge in the mouth. First comes the light beer character of watery lager, followed by a big over ripe fruit character and finishing with both a hint of bitterness and a strongly sweet raspberry. None of the parts in themselves are overly appealing and each sticks out from each other, making the overall experience a bit of a rotating mess on the tongue. As the beer warms the fruit flavor becomes more dominating but seems artificial.

M- A bit watery and with only a mild carbonation. If the taste were good it seems like the mouthfeel would be at a nice level to make this an easy drinking fruit beer, unfortunately the conglomerated mess of flavors that come forward stick in the mouth.

D- People actually drink this? like more than one? Why? Its utterly unenjoyable and superbly dissapointing for all the things it could be. With a little more effort it seems that this could be a decent fruit wheat beer (e.g. Sam Adam's Blackberry Wit) instead it comes out as this wild assortment of unfortunate flavors added to a bad light beer base. This is not good.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.