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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Raspberry WheatShock Top Raspberry Wheat

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BA SCORE
65
poor

805 Ratings
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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 71 | 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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woogie359

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

05-23-2014 19:59:14 | More by woogie359
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-20-2014 13:59:55 | More by jaswilson2
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

05-18-2014 01:19:39 | More by Cycle69
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-17-2014 02:13:27 | More by Tivlavrie
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ptor

British Columbia (Canada)

1.35/5  rDev -51.4%

I bought this as part of a variety case of Shock Top wheat beers (a choice I now regret). I did not notice that the beer is made in about seven cities in Canada and the US since it was displayed in the "Craft Beer" section of the liquor store. What a joke.

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed beer glass. An inch of white foam collapsed quickly to a little bit of lacing. Lots of carbonation. Faint raspberry smell. The taste is deeply artificial, sickly sweet, cloying, and unpleasant. The raspberry flavour being used is clearly of a low quality and poorly matched with a wheat beer. The wheat beer aspects are totally opaque because of the intense raspberry, so it doesn't even taste like beer, per se.

In disbelief I shared the beer with a family member, who was similarly disgusted and commented on the cloying, syrupy taste and mouth feel. Frankly, the taste is so unpleasant and the carbonation so blunt that it is hard to tell whether the underlying mouth feel is pleasant or not. It is extremely one-note and borders on both British "alco-pops" and children's cough syrup.

I will be attempting to give the remainder of the case away to friends who "don't really like beer that much" but love Granville Island's raspberry offering (an example of this style done fairly well, although it is barely beer). I will also avoid Shock Top in the future. Disgusting.

05-16-2014 07:12:45 | More by ptor
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

1.31/5  rDev -52.9%

<shiver> Ooof, that's awful. Nothing to recommend this one at all. Artificial in character. Sticky sweet. Doughy mouthfeel. Unnatural tasting finish. Shock Top orange is at least drinkable. This is not. Actively unpleasant. Feh.

YuckYuckYuckYuck.

05-16-2014 04:07:21 | More by TerryW
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +43.9%

05-15-2014 12:27:34 | More by Jasoncolliver
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krampert11

New York

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

05-14-2014 16:37:07 | More by krampert11
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musclecarhunter92

Japan

1.5/5  rDev -46%

05-13-2014 11:16:36 | More by musclecarhunter92
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DeeMalloy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

05-11-2014 23:52:32 | More by DeeMalloy
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

05-11-2014 22:35:24 | More by FadetoBock
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RegularSam

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-11-2014 01:01:56 | More by RegularSam
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DrBirdman1995

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

05-10-2014 21:48:58 | More by DrBirdman1995
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Dicers

Texas

2/5  rDev -28.1%

05-09-2014 17:20:38 | More by Dicers
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MattHagberg

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

05-08-2014 02:45:35 | More by MattHagberg
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-06-2014 01:06:13 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-04-2014 23:16:26 | More by thatoneguymike
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Beershack

Virginia

4/5  rDev +43.9%

05-04-2014 12:19:02 | More by Beershack
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +6.1%

473 mL can picked up at TBS, served slightly chilled.

Pours a cloudy golden-yellow colour, topped with two fingers of puffy, soapy white head that recedes quickly over the next sixty seconds or so. The aroma is pleasant enough, with notes of raspberry, pale wheat malt and honey.

The flavour is much of the same - quite sweet, with notes of sugar followed by raspberry and red Kool-Aid. Vaguely wheaty malt sweetness, but the flavour is overwhelmingly artificial, with the raspberry and sugary sweetness lingering into the aftertaste for quite awhile. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation that provides a little less bite than I'd prefer from this type of brew.

Final Grade: 2.95, a C. Shock Top's Raspberry Wheat isn't exactly gross, but it has very few beer-like properties, and for that reason I can't reward it with a decent grade. Ontario residents with a craving for raspberry beer will be better satisfied with Amsterdam's KLB Raspberry, or (even better) the St. Ambroise Framboise, but this is a fairly inoffensive macro substitute that I might consider purchasing again.

05-02-2014 06:22:36 | More by thehyperduck
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-30-2014 17:46:44 | More by kjkinsey
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

04-29-2014 19:12:08 | More by ramrod666
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jlde2001

Arkansas

3/5  rDev +7.9%

04-28-2014 00:16:25 | More by jlde2001
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ColSanders123

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

04-27-2014 15:14:19 | More by ColSanders123
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -46%

04-27-2014 03:31:58 | More by tommyguz
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rtcjny

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

04-26-2014 04:28:49 | More by rtcjny
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.