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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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828 Ratings
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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 77 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

bubcub, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

JordanHageman, Jun 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

DeltaFour, Jun 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

B_B, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

B33rcules, Jun 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

konisko, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

jcubz, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of thefullmontiii
2.45/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decided to try while watching a game the other night at a local sports bar/restaurant, as they have a different beer on special every night. Wednesday was Shock Top Seasonal, which apparently means this one.

I was expecting some sweetness, both in smell and taste, but this was a little much. Color was slightly cloudy, light amber. If there was any head, it had receded by the time my waitress brought our drinks over. Immediately upon bringing it to your nose you're hit with that burst of raspberry, but it almost smells as if you're about to down a sugary cere was any head, it had receded by the time my waitress brought our drinks over. The taste was as the smell would bring you to expect; very sweet, almost no hop character at all. Mild wheat taste once the sharp sweetness passed.

Worth a try at least, if they're cheap. Definitely worth my $3 for a pint.

thefullmontiii, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

473 ml can served cold into a Keith's pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for something around $2.50 CDN. Was actually kind of curious to try this for some unknown reason.

Appearance - hazy golden color, with some pink and orange hues. Decent white head of about 2 fingers which dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell - faint artificial raspberry smell and not much else.

Taste - thin raspberry flavour, lots of sugary sweetness and not much else. Taste is thin and slight strange sour metallic mixture at the end.

Mouthfeel - fairly thin and soft feel, lowish carbonation and a bit flat.

Overall - mediocre beer, maybe worth a try if you're curious but there are a lot of better options out there. Pass.

DenisKolkin, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

rolltide8425, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

MJ63, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +43.9%

blueberryann, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Cris4545, Jun 08, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Midwestbrew18, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

qquique1010, Jun 03, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's a very sweet and syrupy tasting beer not what I expected. Out of the shock top brews I've had; this one is probably my least favorite it wasn't the worst I've had but it most definitely the worst. It's a little to sweet for my liking it's not the last thing that i'd drink but Try it.

Lavonnq, Jun 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
2.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This poured a thick bubbly but unfortunately quickly fleeting head. The color was a cloudy yet bright golden hue.

The aroma is a nice fruity but some what natural raspberry. Not too sweet but fragrant the raspberry doesn't give off a particularly artificial scent.

Unfortunately the flavor does give off an artificial flavoring as its weak but finishes harsh. The wheat body seems to ride straight through the palate and doesn't support this at all.

The feel is reasonably carbonated until the almost sour raspberry syrup takes hold at the finish. It almost makes me cringe.

I had my fingers crossed as I loved the Apple Crisp but the raspberry is just too fake and almost brash.

KYGunner, May 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

wingnutz27, May 25, 2014
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2.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: reddish-yellow

S: raspberry fruity smell is overpowering

T: and I thought the smell was overpowering, until I actually tasted it

M: eh.

O: tastes like watered-down raspberry-flavored cider, no real beer flavor at all even though it's labeled wheat. Not offensive to drink but I'm really not a cider fan.

DaneBramage, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

JosefBerger, May 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

woogie359, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

jaswilson2, May 20, 2014
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.