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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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913 Ratings
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Ratings: 913
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 28.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-16-2011

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.
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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured in a pint glass from bottle. Pours a nice, hazy orange with small head that dissipates quickly. Like most everyone else, this drinks like a raspberry soda. It has lots of raspberry flavor and a little bit of hay malt flavor in the background. Very fizzy and watery. It’s not terrible, but it’s just cloying.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz Bottle from CJ's NY for 1.69$

Appearance – Hazy dark amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation and there is some very faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, raspberries/cassis, citrus

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an below average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with lemon and some very sweet raspberries/cassis. It ends with a sweet sugary artificial fruit aftertaste.

Overall – I actually don't mind the regular shock top all that much, so I figured I'd give this one a shot too. This is much worse than the regular version, the taste is way too sweet and artificial. It was really hard to finish this beer, and I really can't imagine drinking more than 1.

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2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Through one of these in the Albertsons make your own 6 pick deal they have. Poured into a sam adams pint glass.

a: Typical straw colored hazy wheat look. Although it is eerily clear.. Head disipated almost instantly no lacing was left behind

s: cant smell much of anything other then the faint odor of those blue raspberry sour straws candy.

t: Sweet raspberry taste. Im thinking it tastes similar to cream soda while I am drinking. Although nothing like you would expect a beer to taste, it isnt half bad.

m: Mouthfeel is what you would expect in this style of beer. Although I almost feel like it has high fructose corn syrup in it.

o: Not something I would drink again. I always felt like all the shocktops ahd artificial flavoring added to them, sort of like grape or orange soda. This one is no different. Although the flavor isnt bad, and I imagine young girls trying to break in the world of drinking yucky beer might enjoy it. So if your a freshman in college, you may want to stock up on this to get your date drunk *wink*

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

At the very least, this is a good looking beer. It's got a nice cloudy white-golden body with a large white head. The aroma is very heavy on raspberry with just a bit of grains and wheat in the back. The taste really isn't that bad. It comes on strong with a rush of raspberry that can't help but wind up tasting a bit artificial. Some more tartness would really help here, it's too sweet. The raspberry washes away to a toasty, grainy finish that is fleeting, but still rather nice. The mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated, with a bit of stickiness. The drinkability would be good, but the artificiality is wearing. A more realistic raspberry note over that finish would make this an excellent fruit beer. As it stands, it's just about average. I'd still drink them at a party or if offered to me.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 913 ratings.