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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 28.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 77 | 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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2/5  rDev -28.1%

blackened1339, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

Amp, Nov 28, 2011
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

kbwolfe, Nov 27, 2011
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

brewerburgundy, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +79.9%

jski, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of tjsdomer2
2.68/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very cloudy. Almost hefeweizen-like. Decent foam and good lacing.

Smell: Just some raspberries and lemon. A bit soapy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Not a huge fan of the flavor. The citrus (lemon and orange) and the raspberry makes this too sour. Mouthfeel is pretty crisp though.

Drinkability: Pretty weak for a fruit ale.

Overall: See drinkability.

tjsdomer2, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.28/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 11/13/2011 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains raspberries, wheat, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a sweet raspberry flavor followed by mildly bready flavors of wheat and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but it’s enough to bring a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s decent for a fruity beer but just mediocre overall.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of json83
3.7/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

At first the smell was very good and my first taste was really good. Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is one that I really like, and this is comparable to a certain extent. The after taste is tasteful at first but after a minute or two it turned sour - like a sour patch kid. I also disappointed with the high calorie count for what you are getting (179 per bottle). This is different and unique but lacks with the aftertaste, mouthfeel, and calorie count. Not one that I would pick for a six pack but maybe try once again..

json83, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
3.1/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy gold color (with a few floaties) and about a half inch white head. The head doesn't stay around for long, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is raspberries (more syrup than fresh raspberries) and some wheat. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's all raspberries and wheat. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it has moderate carbonation and it goes down easy. Not too bad, overall. I'd drink this again in the future.

bluejacket74, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +43.9%

joefigg, Nov 18, 2011
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1/5  rDev -64%

jlordi12, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

manutd103, Nov 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

bmur112, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +43.9%

Jwren5, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

KidRagnarok, Nov 15, 2011
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2/5  rDev -28.1%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev +7.9%

TEAMHOLT, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +43.9%

AHaytko, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Dave128
4.08/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz brown twistoff bottle into a pint glass.

A - A rigorous pour yields a finger or so of white head that fizzles out quickly. A tiny ring of lace still presides around the edge of the glass as bubbles slowly float to the top. A slightly hazy straw color doesn't look impressive. You might be able to say there is a pinkish tinge that comes from the raspberries or raspberry flavoring, but its not too prominent.

S - Fairly neutral nose. Smells lightly of raspberries with some wheat character as well.

T - Wow I am completely surprised by this. I was really expecting typical AB grassyness corn sugar party, but this one really has some great clean flavors and I find nothing wrong with the flavor of this beer. The light raspberry flavor mixed with a light wheat character makes for a very refreshing and tasty beer. My only gripe here might just be that it needs more flavor.

M - Light and fizzy. Refreshing.

O - I really appreciate how reserved the fruit flavors of this beer are. I usually shy away from fruit beers because the tartness or sweetness are just way too much that it doesn't seem like beer anymore. This one strikes a great balance for me and I don't think its a bad offering at all from AB.

Dave128, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of budgood1
3.08/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a cloudy, unfiltered haze sunset gold colour with a moderate fizzy head, reducing to some minmal lace. the "natural raspberry essence" is prevalent in the nose, with a bit of pale maltiness and wheat spice. doesn't smell too bad. the pale malt and wheat notes are complimented by some not too artificial raspberry flavour. surprisingly, it all melds quite nicely together, and there is nothing really offensive about anything in the flavour profile. medium bodied with a smooth and light mouthfeel. drinkability is ok. i'm sure this would be much more quaffable on the 4th of July rather than Halloween day.

overall this is just an ok fruit beer. about what a drinker would expect from A-B. chicks would probably dig it. nothing great, but nothing bad.

budgood1, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
2.68/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured as per the bottle instructions

A – Pours a thick, pillowy white head; unfortunately it has just ok retention and very little lace. Opaque golden pear body.

S – Bright, tart raspberry aroma. Touch of funky yeast with a wet, wheaty backdrop.

T – Wheat into a deep wallop of hone and yeast. A tingly raspberry follows the sweetness, but it carries a strong medicinal character.

M – Medium/full body for the style. The finish is sweet and somewhat syrupy.

O – The nose has a great raspberry note, but the wheat in it has a funny funk. The flavor is ok, but the medicinal edge really hurts the beer.

vfgccp, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Lemke10
3.18/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI in Summer 2011.

Pours a cloudy golden/copper color with about a half inch of a foamy head. The scent that stands out above all is the sweet raspberries. Almost reminds me of the scent of a brand new box of fruity pebbles. The taste is smooth and mellow and there is definetly a wheat and a raspberry taste to it. The first part of the taste is much better than the last half as it starts sweet like a lambic and finishes like a dry cheap beer. An interesting concept but definetly needs some improvement when compared to other micro-brews but for an Anheuser-Busch product, this isn't too bad. Something to try once and that's about it.

Lemke10, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew could have been much worse than it was, I was interested in trying it since I just had the pumpkin one not too long ago. This one poured out much like the normal Shock Top, kinda hazy with a golden color to it. The head leaves no lacing and has very little retention. The smell of the beer is a little perfumy, almost artificial smelling. The taste of the beer has a pretty nice flavor to it. I was actually please with the raspberry flavor in this one. The mouthfeel was thin, nothing too stunning here really. Overall this brew was drinkable, I didn't mind having a second one right after the first. I can't ever see myself buying it but for free it's not too bad.

Knapp85, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of blakelive784
2.1/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into pint glass:

A - light, cloudy golden color with thin white head that dissipated quickly. No signs of lacing

S - overpowering rasberry notes dominate a hint of wheat tones. No traces of any hops aromas here

T - Cloyingly sweet, artificial rasperry extract flavor. A hint of wheat on the finish with little to no bittering hops. There may be some hoppy fruity notes but it's hard to tell.

M - Thin with a dry finish. Fairly high carbonation.

D - As mentioned before, this beer may be appropriate for those who don't like beer. Really a pretty poor example of a fruit based wheat.

blakelive784, Sep 23, 2011
Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
65 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.