Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Pegasus:
3.24/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Rather hazy yellow-brown, as befits an unfiltered wheat beer, with a fairly robust, coarse white head, which retains fairly well. The lacing is fairly thick, scattered, and patchy.
Aroma: Prominent apple note, somewhat artificial, alas. The aroma is strongly reminiscent of the Jolly Rancher apple candy of my youth. I am not able to detect any wheat in the aroma.
Taste: Opens with a sharp, crisp flavor of apples, fortunately lacking the artificial quality of the aroma. As the taste progresses, there are understated flavors of baked bread, and a hint of earthiness, in keeping with the wheat base of this beer. That being said, the apple flavor dominates the taste from start to finish. Late in the taste, there is a distinct flavor of apple rind, and a faint hop presence.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and decently full, with mild carbonation.
Drinkability/notes: Better than I expected it to be, among the better Shock Top offerings. This is presented as a spring seasonal, in my opinion, it would be better suited to autumn. I did swirl the last half-inch of the beer in the bottle before pouring it into my glass. Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat might present slightly differently if this were not done. This beer might serve as an entree to craft beer for those who are accustomed to "malternatives" and other such sweetened alcoholic beverages.
Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Source: Purchased at Wal-Mart in Texas as a selection of a Brewmaster's Choice build-your-own six-pack for $8.99.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 13:44:21 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
2.3/5 rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25
Not the biggest fan of hard ciders or fruity beers
Appearance, nice very light gold color in the glass. 1/2" head
Aroma, pretty strong with apples and a slight hint at the Belgium yeast brewed within.
Taste, not so good here, almost like candy apple straight through. There was a bit of the Belgium but it was SO buried beneath the obscene amount of candy apple flavor that I didn't find much more flavor to this beer.
Overall, I would recommend this to women who like sweeter drinks and to anyone who wants to start trying beer as an introduction into this. But that would be it.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 20:00:12 | More by Huffaroma
3.15/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy white head that reduces fairly quickly to a small to medium sized patch of very thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Very light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of really sweet cider (similar to original Woodchuck if memory serves me correctly - though it has been like a decade since I've had it) with a faint hint of wheat.
T: Upfront there is a really sweet flavor of cider (akin to a Woodchuck original) that is followed by very light flavors of wheat. There is also a lingering flavor of slightly pasty Belgian yeast. Minimal amounts of sweetness or bitterness in the finish.
M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: Easy enough to drink with well hidden alcohol but there is something about the combination of flavors that just does not quite mixed correctly in my opinion - shockingly sweet cider with a slightly pasty Belgian yeast + wheat flavor.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 02:21:06 | More by dbrauneis
3.55/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Went to refill Keg... and always looking for something different.
Last one from the winter orders.
Not sure what I was getting into, but I've had Shock top Before and liked it, so Why not apple.
Vary Apple, with a hint of beer.
Closer to a cider than a beer. Realize now why they asked me if I was sure at the Bud distributer.
I liked it. Not sure how I will feel at the end of the keg... But for now a fun change to share with friends.
If your looking for a beer this is a novelty that's okay for a taste... If you like ciders this is OKAY... but if you are like me and like a little bit of everything, this will bridge the gap.
Plumbing tip of the Day. "If your water heater ruptures, smile... you now have a swimming pool for a basement." (pumped 3000 gallons of water out of a basement today.)
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2014 05:46:36 | More by Plumbing101
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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