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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 25%
Wants: 10
Gots: 146 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is a unique, hand crafted brewed hybrid of Belgian wheat beer and sweet cider, with natural Honeycrisp flavor added to produce an innovative new brew that is crisp, refreshing and flavorful. This unfiltered brew is the perfect beer to welcome the warming Spring days.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-10-2013)
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Can't wait for the Macintosh and Granny Smith spinoffs. Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy brass-straw topped by a finger of relatively short-lived lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises red apple flesh, lightly-funky wheat, and a very light whiff of what may or may not be a mixture of vanilla and cinnamon (reminds me of my favorite air freshener...). The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vein of mild orange zest. The wheat's funk increases near the finish. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, kinda surprisingly not that bad, though I can see how the apple flavor can be a bit much for some people. Though I didn't totally like or dislike this stuff, I will say I found it enjoyable enough where I wouldn't necessarily turn down a free follow-up bottle.

TMoney2591, Feb 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

Turbo, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale, golden-straw color, hazy and nearly fully opaque in the center, very pale straw and a little more translucent at the edges. Fizzling, wispy white head disappears within 20 seconds to nothing more than a skinny ring. Aroma is that of tart, sour green apples, sweet apples, apple candy, and sugar. Almost smells a bit like a hard cider. Very little wheat to be detected, and anything else for that matter, besides the apple. The taste is not as packed with apple as I was expecting from the intense nose... it's actually a bit watery and lacking. Faint, crisp apple skins graze the palate in a sparkling-apple-juice kind of way. The middle to after taste really brings out the wheat a bit more, as well as some fine grains. Mild tartness kicks the inside of your mouth more a second, but nothing too puckering. Despite the somewhat tart aroma and flavor, the beer doesn't taste or seem too overly sweet or sugary. It actually has a nice, crispy, somewhat dry finish. Aftertaste of weak wheatiness and some left over apple skins. I burped and it tasted like Apple Jacks cereal... how about that? Highly carbonated, as most Shock Top beers seem to be, making the beer seemingly evaporate as it enters your mouth.

Surprisingly, I enjoyed this one much more than I thought I would. Perhaps my expectations were set too low to begin with. It lacks a big flavor punch, but it's still pretty taste and it's not cloyingly sweet or menacing. I could actually see this working better in the summer time, not sure why it was released in January.

tectactoe, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

tbryan5, Aug 14, 2013
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2.92/5  rDev -5.2%

GameOfBeers, Sep 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

BubalooBrewMaster, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

markallmon, Apr 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

jonny1138, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of drewschi54
3.88/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hmmm....a budweiser product....uh oh...

Poured into a Woodstock Inn & Brewery (Lincoln, NH) pint glass.

Typical ShockTop look...hazy, dark orange honey color, which is what any self respecting heffy should look like. Has about a 1" head thats gone pretty quick.

Smell is kinda like one of those granny smith jolly rancher candys, with some wheat and coriander (a ST staple) of course.

Taste is slightly less sour...more like a macintosh apple..with the usual wheaty smoothness up front with a very slight spice at the end...also somthing else..is that pear? Finishes pretty much the way it starts...smooth and fruitish.

Bought this at a local chain grocer in Hillsboro, NH being a slight fan of STs' other brews (bud hasnt completely screwed it up yet) and was pleasantly surprised...after the raspberry, most of them have been pretty meh. But for a cheap beer for the masses (which i normally despise) its not bad. I suppose if im down to my last 8$ and want a dwcent 6er id buy it again.

drewschi54, Jan 26, 2013
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3.12/5  rDev +1.3%

bahamut6565, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jstewart6, Dec 31, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +39.6%

asuburbanman, Oct 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

waprimrose, May 05, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker amber in color with an off white head. Mild lacing.

Smell: I could definitely smell apple, some hops were present too.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste almost too sweet for a beer, all sugary apple with some bitter hops to off set it.

Overall: Not the best beer I have ever had, not by a long shot. I would say that this was better than Shipyard's Applehead, but I think if I am going to buy something apple, I will just buy a good hard cider.

Cavanaghty, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Stebow1289, Nov 17, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev +9.1%

BrianBeers1030, Nov 14, 2014
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

Janeinma, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

zapx, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

HeyYoMar, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

GOBLIN, Apr 08, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The clouded golden hue with rocky white textured head makes this beer then comes a rush of Honey Crisp Apples at the grocer in town they cost 3.69 a lb what a deal that the sixer is only 8 bucks or so. A beautiful mix of apple cider and chalky white Belgian style yeast, I think I'm in love. It's that good smells of fresh apple skins with the charming characters that we all want in a beer which I found would be refreshment. Flavor comes correct with apple skins and a fresh juicy honeycrisp note...slight hints of cinnamon laying flat with brown sugared apples this beer tastes great. Not many Shock Tops make me turn my head this is one with a drying apple cider effect that I have been enjoying since I found it's magic.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2013
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2.96/5  rDev -3.9%

jmrybak, Aug 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

dsauter, Mar 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

sgttibbs, Jan 24, 2013
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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.