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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 875
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 104 | 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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4/5  rDev +43.9%

paulithan, Apr 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Ncsochanator, Apr 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jniagar1, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of mndlssphlsphr
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.

mndlssphlsphr, Apr 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Novanglus, Apr 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

JustinWhipple, Apr 14, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CSFerrier, Apr 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

allstar255, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

zmbi_drift, Apr 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

JoshuaGoode, Apr 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

Lang44, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
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.

BEERchitect, Mar 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Schumatrix, Mar 28, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

mzeld, Mar 26, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -37.1%

rmank, Mar 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

precella, Mar 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

lccrunchy, Mar 22, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Spicer, Mar 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -1.1%

KyleBatten, Mar 16, 2012
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

duceswild, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +61.9%

jamesrange62, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Zorro
2.35/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smell is strong raspberry candy and slightly of ginger. Chalky yeast aroma, but the raspberry pretty much dominates.

Starts out sweet with a strong raspberry candy flavor. There is a slight sweet and sour taste going on here. Still tastes like Homer Simpsons infamous "Skittlebrau."

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it's "Skittlebrau."

Zorro, Mar 13, 2012
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
66 out of 100 based on 875 ratings.