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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 70 | 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 beerprovedwright:
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2.78/5  rDev 0%

Less than a finger of head and it quickly faded leaving spotty lacing. Color is a hazy 3 on the SRM beer color chart. Smell is overwhelming raspberry, with some wheat scent and a undertone of malt. Taste is no as good as the smell, quite sweet raspberry flavor, just a touch of roasted corn and wheat. Mouthfeel is watery with quite a bit of bite from the carbonation, has a clean feeling on my palate, and a slight raspberry after taste. The sweetness takes away from the refreshingness of the beer. Because it is sweet, it makes it more difficult to drink more than one at a sitting.

05-17-2011 16:31:49 | More by beerprovedwright
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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