Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by devilben02:
2.68/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This one was a gift to my wife from a friendly neighborhood A-B distributor. She didn't want it, so I might as well try it (for science). Poured from the bottle, this one has a slightly hazy apple-juice-golden-yellow color and a modest, fizzy, cream-colored head that quickly evaporates to almost nothing. The aroma of raspberry juice permeates the area after this pour. The fragrant light fruitiness smells like a bottled fruit juice that contains enough real juice that you wouldn't be ashamed to give to your kids (occasionally).
Unfortunately, the flavor goes the other direction. The fruity sweetness again dominates, and the only thing that reminds that this is beer is a dull, yeasty earthiness. In contrast to the aroma, the fruit juice flavor starts to become more and more unpleasantly artificial with each sip. The mouthfeel tries to help, with a light, smooth body and only a mildly tingly carbonation. In the end, however, this just doesn't taste like beer. Light and very fruity, it's more of a fruit juice spritzer than a beer. It's actually somewhat pleasant when viewed from that point of view, though, making it a potentially fine summery change-of-pace or a first stepping stone towards beer for a wine cooler drinker.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2011 04:02:32 | More by devilben02
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2.21/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Had this in an outlet mall bar with my wife, while she was on a shopping break. Light amber color, small head with no real lacing. Head disappeared fast. Smell was fragrant and strong of raspberries - taste was similar, but less fruity. More along my wife's taste than mine, but choices were limited...
Serving type: on-tap
04-13-2014 14:11:30 | More by Ed2
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.