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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 24.52%
Wants: 10
Gots: 123 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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1/5  rDev -67.7%

As someone who likes ciders and most Mike's Hard flavors this is horrible, horrible stuff.

johnwetterstrand, Sep 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

mcsweeney_sp, Aug 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Blecchhhhh this thing sucks. Def a no go. Not smooth and an Odd sour candy taste to it

18CGL, Sep 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Sebas, Apr 18, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

smurphy493, Mar 08, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

relynnjr, Jul 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Mackbekeza, May 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

mhaugo, Dec 24, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

fluidmotion, May 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Mactag1011, Jul 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Totalpackage411, Sep 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

This tasted like either really bad cider or really bad beer. Like budweiser with sour apple jolly rancher hues. Two of them led to an upset stomach and an epic headache the next day. I like most beer on principle and I hate to waste it ever, but the last four of these will get dumped with extreme prejudice. Blech.

H_Pipe, Aug 24, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

psychita, Jul 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of SleepyEast
1.2/5  rDev -61.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Got this as part of a sampler pack with Shock Top's Lemon shandy and Belgian white.

No comment on appearance since I did not really note the color when I had this (late review). In terms of smell the only thing I can think of to describe it is jolly rancher green apple. Overly sweet, artificial, and overpowering. Smelling it is almost like doing a rail of "apple" flavored sugar cocaine. No hint of beer at all. More of a juice than anything. If you made me smell this and didn't tell me what it was I would think It was some new sugary kids drink. The taste is just as overpoweringly sweet. Think candy juice spiked with sugary. I will try and finish just about everything and I like my sweets just as much as the kid down the street, but to me this is just too much. Almost didn't finish this. Have a few more bottles laying around that I unfortunaly may pour down the drain.

SleepyEast, Aug 26, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

onemorebrando, Jul 05, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

andysc83, May 26, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

kevinmaher, Sep 08, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

aqualung23, Dec 24, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
1.25/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottom Line: This was a complete drain pour. This was actually worse than most BMC light beers, which are at least unnoticeable. This, on the other hand, was hard to stomach.

This was disgustingly, cloyingly sweet in both taste and smell. The mouthfeel was probably okay, and there was a slight slight head on the pour.

Obviously it tasted like apple, but less like good cider, and more like overly floral, cheap apple wine that had been carbonated. Reminded me of Applejacks cereal, but in a bad way - this was bad Applejacks infused BMC Light Lager

tkdchampxi, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of ccoyle
1.4/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I only have a few beers a month, so I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. However, this is one of the very few beers I have had that I would rate as genuinely awful -- bad enough to warrant my first full review (woo-hoo!). I cannot make a hard and fast assessment of the color, appearance, or lacing, as I had this straight from the bottle. The dominant, pervasive, and lasting impression, both smell and taste, is that of an alcoholic Jolly Rancher, the green apple flavor. I have had the regular Shock Top Belgian Wheat in the past and found that to be an acceptable brew in the face of limited options, so I was pretty disappointed by this variant. A hint of fruit flavor is nice, but the Anheuser-Busch people went way over the top on this one. I won't be giving it a second chance.

ccoyle, Jun 26, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

beerbrains, Jun 18, 2014
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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.