Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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1.7/5 rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
I just sucked on a store brand jolly rancher candy. This is the pinnacle to the embarrassment that St. Louis needs to address, and fix. This has the smell and taste of a boxed wine sweetened with 7up, artificial everything. I have no idea of what to pair this with, possibly a bottle of the cheapest vodka one could find. Maybe then, a few college undergrads might touch it. Oh well, I was taught how to dislike and apparently society hit this one on the bottle nose.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2012 03:32:32 | More by mndlssphlsphr
3.08/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
With nearly wine cooler-like sweetness and artificial raspberry flavor, Anheuser-Busch creates a dramatic bridge for those who oppose fundamental beer flavor to crawl over to the taste of American Wheat Ales that are dripping with candied fruit flavor.
Pouring a firm hazy golden color, I'm somewhat surprised that the beer doesn't carry a pinkish hue. The beer sure fits the "wheat beer" aesthetics and continues with a froathy white head that retains surprisingly well with light lace.
Aromas and flavors are all raspberry, particularly because of the rich sweetness that's associated with the fruit and fruit flavored soft drinks. The underlying sweetness of malt comes in the form of a cereal mix that includes wheat.
Light zesty textures derive from a prickle of carbonic bite as the sugary feel overshadows the more meaningful malt richness. While the sweetness dictates the mouthfeel, it limits any would-be dryness from occurring from the dissipating malt or acidic dryness, hop dryness, or alcohol warmth.
Caught somewhere between soda pops, wine cooler, and fruited wheat beer, this concoction doesn't offend the palate but causes a bit of disruption when preferring a beer of "real beer" flavor.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2012 03:21:08 | More by BEERchitect
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.