Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by cps98:
3.35/5 rDev +20.5%
A - Light yellow in color with a 1 finger white head. Slight haze to the beer when poured into a glass. Decent lacing.
S - Got some raspberry, lemon, floral notes and some yeast.
T - Sweet raspberry, wheat and very yeasty.
M - Medium bodied with light carbonation. All of the flavors do melt together well.
O - Not a great beer but it is drinkable. A little sweet to drink more than one IMO.
01-08-2012 14:34:56 | More by cps98
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +40.3%
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.
05-18-2011 00:39:30 | More by gab2409
1.41/5 rDev -49.3%
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.
10-20-2013 21:28:38 | More by Jvermont
1.83/5 rDev -34.2%
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.
06-23-2011 10:23:22 | More by Guden
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.