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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 28.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-16-2011

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.
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Ratings: 917 | Reviews: 150
Reviews by jwc215:
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2.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazed golden yellow with a white head that quickly becomes a thin, lasting cover. Minimal lacing sticks.

The smell is of raspberries with a wheat tant, some citrus and some yeast.

The taste is of sweet - almost sticky. It's a shame that the taste doesn't really stand up to the aroma. There is a little dry yeast and some mild citrus and coriander, but the sweet raspberry dominates, and hangs on in the aftertaste. Overall, the taste is of the typical artificial-ish fruit syrup with just a little more underneath.

It is pretty creamy, but has an odd thickness to it. Still, it is pretty smooth. Not crisp, though.

Rasberry syrup dominates. Still, there is a little more to it - in the aroma, anyway. There are both better and worse American fruit wheat ales out there. It doesn't even come close to the standard Belgian fruit beers, but being what it is - it is what it is.

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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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
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