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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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65
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811 Ratings
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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 73 | 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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3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-25-2012 22:44:21 | More by STJohnson82
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Bigred1311

California

2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2012 19:21:20 | More by Bigred1311
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cantfindme

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

05-25-2012 17:41:52 | More by cantfindme
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +43.9%

05-25-2012 16:08:21 | More by jmathis
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beernads

Florida

2/5  rDev -28.1%

05-25-2012 07:37:19 | More by beernads
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BigRob329

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

05-24-2012 17:47:35 | More by BigRob329
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chefhatt

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

I poured this beer into a pint glass. It has a golden color body with a big head that quickly disappeared to not even a lace. The smell is strictly tart raspberry. The taste is the same way all raspberry no wheat at all. mouth feel is ok and overall i wasn't impressed.

05-23-2012 01:35:18 | More by chefhatt
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

05-22-2012 22:59:45 | More by Jmick28
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a thin foam film. Looks like a macro wheat. 2.5

Tart raspberry aroma with wheaty tang, bubblegum, and some sweetness. 3.0

Flatulent raspberry flavors, mild and tangy with sweetness mostly carrying over from the malts. Wheaty and husky with a weak artificial finish. Acrid. 2.5

Bushy-tailed with carb. Medium to light body. 3.5

Nothing to write home about. 2.5

05-21-2012 23:51:48 | More by thecheapies
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Drk93TT

Michigan

1/5  rDev -64%

05-20-2012 21:46:53 | More by Drk93TT
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-18-2012 20:50:24 | More by Mikecap
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Sytraxis

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

05-17-2012 05:18:36 | More by Sytraxis
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alecvdpoel


3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

05-14-2012 22:39:06 | More by alecvdpoel
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Irish7r


4.25/5  rDev +52.9%

05-13-2012 20:23:37 | More by Irish7r
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BeerdNick


2/5  rDev -28.1%

05-12-2012 05:22:09 | More by BeerdNick
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle. My girl bought this at the local grocery chain in Waikiki, and after spending a day in the sun (us, not the beer), it doesn't sound like that much of a lark at this point.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden straw hue, with one finger of weakly puffy, and thinly foamy off-white head, which leaves very little in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly fades to nil.

It smells of raspberry cream pie filling, raspberry Kool-Aid powder, a certain plastic chemical astringency, and the faintest of beer-oriented pale graininess (corn, malt, rice, whatever). The taste is semi-sweet, pastry-like sour grain, some weak and wan wheaty wankery (alliteration, FTW!), and a much-abated strained green raspberry, er, fruitiness.

The carbonation is pretty soft, just a plain edginess abounding, the body a so-so medium-light weight, buoyed by that dense fruit perception, I'm sure, and not un-smooth, I suppose. It finishes more grainy than anything up to this point, the fruit a deconstructed notion, but still hanging on in spectral form.

A pseudo-beer, at best, even though it actually tastes just fine, albeit very innocuous, and definitely inoffensive (my surroundings probably influence this opinion, I must admit). A hollow fruit beer, but really, I get it, it goes down well enough, holds an above average booze quotient, and alludes to a popular fruit - I'm sure that it's more than my better half keeping this one a going concern.

05-10-2012 05:18:47 | More by biboergosum
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sami

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +61.9%

05-10-2012 00:48:59 | More by sami
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odbjs735

New York

2/5  rDev -28.1%

05-07-2012 06:30:44 | More by odbjs735
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

05-07-2012 02:45:36 | More by closisinthehouse
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-06-2012 20:13:52 | More by Kunstman
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -46%

05-05-2012 22:15:30 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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Thurman1


1.5/5  rDev -46%

05-04-2012 22:26:03 | More by Thurman1
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Lazybuttons


1.6/5  rDev -42.4%

I am a fan of wheat ales, fresh raspberries, and subtle fruit adjuncts. None of these present here.

Nice appearance, despite little head retention

Smell, taste, and mouthfeel are similar to drinking a cheap raspberry-syrup winecooler. I almost gagged

05-04-2012 05:54:06 | More by Lazybuttons
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Wertzwoman


3/5  rDev +7.9%

05-04-2012 02:01:16 | More by Wertzwoman
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LXIXME

New Mexico

1.63/5  rDev -41.4%

Big white head quickly falls into a an alright lacing above a hazy washout honey colored wheat beer.

A light soupy to sour grain aroma with a hint of canned raspberries.

A light sweet raspberry taste tops off a light sour grain and even lighter hops taste.

A light dryness comes through another wise bland aftertaste.

I love raspberries and this beer is not good.

05-03-2012 21:30:35 | More by LXIXME
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.