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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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520 Ratings
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Ratings: 520
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 23.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 59 | FT: 0
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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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CiderGoggles

Missouri

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-03-2013 22:24:05 | More by CiderGoggles
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Mattyb79

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-02-2013 01:34:27 | More by Mattyb79
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kds2437

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-01-2013 20:06:33 | More by kds2437
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EZ_Peezy

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +21%

09-30-2013 23:33:05 | More by EZ_Peezy
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TheMarkE

California

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Cloudy orange/amber with decent foam and little lacing.

Smell: Apple and wheat.

Taste: Wheat and candied apple.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and sweet, with a tangy apple aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Sweeter than most ciders, this is more of a candy apple flavored ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 22:07:10 | More by TheMarkE
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kemkempalace

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-30-2013 16:46:14 | More by kemkempalace
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Bluerabbitbell

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

09-29-2013 20:53:17 | More by Bluerabbitbell
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Southern_Belle

Texas

1.76/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I love beer. I love apple cider. I've liked every apple beer I've tried. Except this one. It smells ok, like apples and cider. The look was ok- it had a decent coloring and was similar to what I would expect of a similar beer. The taste was what got me. It didn't taste like honey crisp apples- it tasted like green jolly ranchers. It was surprisingly unpleasant and saccharine. In addition, there was a bitter note at the end of every sip that wouldnt disappear. If I could, I'd return the rest of the six-pack. Don't waste your money on this. There are much better apple beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 01:45:45 | More by Southern_Belle
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JackRB

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +21%

09-28-2013 10:58:30 | More by JackRB
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complexnomenclature

New York

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-27-2013 17:41:27 | More by complexnomenclature
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -35.5%

09-27-2013 02:17:19 | More by Rod_J
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StuartCarter

Alabama

2.2/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

had this after a hot day at the lake with the in-laws. It looked very pretty in the glass, but it all went downhill from there.

Smell: tart green apples. OK, what I would expect.

Taste: artifical green apple flavour, like Jolly Rancher candy. If you put this in front of me I wouldn't know what it was - is this a failed infected beer? Is it a dreadfully bad cider? Did someone slip some cough syrup in a macro lager?

The worst part of the experience for me was the way the horrible artificial green apple flavour repeated on me all night until well after 1am.

Dear gods and little fishes, this is dreadful. Don't avoid it, run away from it screaming like it just dropped a bucket of cockroaches in your hair.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 11:38:46 | More by StuartCarter
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fadedsouls

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-24-2013 04:59:44 | More by fadedsouls
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the_awesometeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +21%

09-22-2013 23:49:44 | More by the_awesometeer
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BeerCaries

Georgia

4/5  rDev +29%

09-21-2013 18:53:37 | More by BeerCaries
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BeerMick

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +21%

09-21-2013 14:37:46 | More by BeerMick
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gefinley

California

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

09-21-2013 05:27:38 | More by gefinley
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Hoganlaw

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

09-21-2013 02:09:34 | More by Hoganlaw
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours slightly hazy golden yellow color with a 3-finger fizzy white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top, leaving no lacing

S- Smells like a straight cider, lots of tart apples with some sweet honey, maybe a touch of cinnamon

T-Very light flavor up front, sweet cider kicks in mid-palate with some tart apples flavors near the finish. The wheat flavor is light, but somewhat noticeable on the finish.

M- light bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly fizzy mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- this beer serves a purpose, and would be refreshing for spring or summer days. Definitely drinks more like a cider as the wheat aspect is overpowered by the sweetness of the apple

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 21:24:28 | More by Treyliff
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-20-2013 06:06:19 | More by LXIXME
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Beerwolf666

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is the second "Shock Top" Beer I have tried,the First was their "Belgian White" and I enjoyed it quite a Bit,yes perhaps it was a bit over the top with a very strong Orange Flavor..but I like Fruit Beers a LOT..and "Shock Top Honey Crisp Apple Wheat" Goes even further with a very pronouced, strong Honey Crisp Apple Aroma and Flavor..and WOW! I REALLY Dig this Brew..Actually it is More of a Cider/Wheat Beer Hybrid Mix,and I think they did a GR8 Job as far as balancing the two,you get that awesome Cider sweet/Tartness and a nice mellow wheat beer body that seems to smooth out the Beer as a whole,a lot of times as good as some Ciders can taste,they just have this overkill of sticky sweet notes that become a bit too forward and take away the Crisp Finish and because of that ,they can be less then stellar for Quaffing on a Hot day,just too damn Sweet to be totally Refreshing~
I Think the Brewers @ Shock Top Realize that fact,and quite Honestly did a fantastic job with this Beer,Though you better really love Honey Crisp Apples,because thats what this beer smells like,and thats what this beer taste like,Apples,Apples Apples man! "Honey Crisp Apples" to be precise,and I myself Love em;)
the Beer pours out a very nice golden color and right away you are hit with such a strong Honey Crisp Apple Aroma,that it floors you,and it's tough not to just chug this Beer down and pop another one right away..because it just smells and taste so damn good,and Actually you really want to drink this Beer ICE COLD,Because when it warms you start to get that Cider sweetness creeping in,there is no doubt that this is a Quaffing Beer,I was Lucky enough to get this Beer Very Fresh,and WOW! when you drink these babies Ice cold,they really slide right down!
For those people who Enjoy "Fruit Beers" and have a bit of an Open Mind,do yourself a favor and check out this Beer,it is 'Seasonal" so you cannot get it year round,the more Traditional Beer Drinker may have a tough time with such a Fruit Forward Beer of this type,and may want to steer clear of this one,and probably All "Shock Top" Fruit Beers because they are VERY Fruit Forward,and probably way too over the top for a lot of people,but I Like that,and I LOVE this Beer~Cheers and Peace2All:)

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 17:31:15 | More by Beerwolf666
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Cactusblah

California

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-18-2013 22:37:48 | More by Cactusblah
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

09-18-2013 20:27:44 | More by Gagnonsux
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Troville1990

Illinois

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-18-2013 03:59:56 | More by Troville1990
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-15-2013 02:42:10 | More by ygtbsm94
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.