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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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775 Ratings
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Ratings: 775
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
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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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B_B

California

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-18-2014 08:08:38 | More by B_B
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B33rcules

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

06-17-2014 02:20:10 | More by B33rcules
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konisko

California

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-16-2014 13:34:50 | More by konisko
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.9%

06-15-2014 03:44:30 | More by jcubz
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thefullmontiii

Arizona

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2014 05:58:54 | More by thefullmontiii
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: can

06-13-2014 01:07:44 | More by DenisKolkin
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +7.9%

06-10-2014 16:46:32 | More by rolltide8425
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

06-10-2014 00:16:05 | More by MJ63
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-09-2014 21:26:33 | More by IAmHollywood13
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blueberryann

Indiana

4/5  rDev +43.9%

06-09-2014 01:27:26 | More by blueberryann
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Cris4545

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

06-08-2014 03:23:57 | More by Cris4545
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Midwestbrew18

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

06-05-2014 17:28:18 | More by Midwestbrew18
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qquique1010

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

06-03-2014 03:51:10 | More by qquique1010
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Lavonnq

New Mexico

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 05:29:17 | More by Lavonnq
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wrightst

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

06-02-2014 03:01:11 | More by wrightst
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KYGunner

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 23:47:53 | More by KYGunner
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-28-2014 01:28:44 | More by Latarnik
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -28.1%

05-25-2014 13:49:11 | More by wingnutz27
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DaneBramage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 18:06:40 | More by DaneBramage
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JosefBerger

Illinois

3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-23-2014 20:19:52 | More by JosefBerger
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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%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 07:12:45 | More by ptor
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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