Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 546 | Reviews: 91 | Display Reviews Only:
2.81/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Shock top Honey-crisp apple wheat 6Pk bottles $7.99(OH)
12 oz brown bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass. No freshness date. just some bottling codes on the top neck label.
Pours a slightly hazy golden color. A two finger bright white head that don't last long, gives way to minimal lacing.
The aroma is a sweet sour apple smell, followed by some wheat bread smells. Towards the end i can smell some adjuncts. It don't smell corny or ricey. Kind of like pectin, an artificial flavoring used in many products today.
The taste is better than the smell. At first a crisp clean slap of sour apples followed by a slight wheat taste. Any adjuncts are well hidden in the taste, although a pectin taste remains. basically a fake apple taste.
mouth feel is actually good. Crisp, clean and not over carbonated. Reminds me of a "hard" cider, with a wheat twist. Low ABV like most ciders, and very session-able if you like sour apples. (EDIT) I could only drink three of these things. The pectin taste gets really bad after about two or three.
Overall i don't know what to say here. It's not a wheat beer more of a fake apple cider, with a touch of wheat. It's not bad, but it's far from good. I picked this up as a last minute 1 Am purchase. (in OH alcohol sales stop at 1am). It is what I expected from shock top, not real good but simply
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 05:01:01 | More by Ohiolager
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.