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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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590 Ratings
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Ratings: 590
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 24.27%
Wants: 9
Gots: 89 | 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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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

2/5  rDev -35.3%

07-05-2013 02:13:31 | More by ptarmigan98
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

07-05-2013 01:18:30 | More by Knapp85
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Irrationalist

California

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

07-04-2013 04:38:24 | More by Irrationalist
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

07-04-2013 01:53:45 | More by shacawgo24
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CMOrak

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-03-2013 01:03:05 | More by CMOrak
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-30-2013 17:55:21 | More by DemoniChris
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midnitesun11

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-30-2013 04:07:52 | More by midnitesun11
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Kmac77

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-28-2013 01:44:33 | More by Kmac77
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ccoyle

California

1.4/5  rDev -54.7%

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.

06-26-2013 03:08:18 | More by ccoyle
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -2.9%

Shock Top Honey Apple Crisp has a thin, quickly-dying head, a dark golden, apple juice appearance, with lots of bubbles (etched tasting glass), and not much lacing left behind. The aroma and taste are of apple flavor, sugar, and children’s sugary breakfast cereal. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Shock Top Apple Crisp finishes sweet and chunky. Overall, this will appeal to those who prefer sweet, flavored beer-based products, and will be hated by those who prefer the traditional taste of beer.

RJT

06-24-2013 21:37:36 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-24-2013 06:47:18 | More by Zachtheporter
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Kempski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-23-2013 10:07:06 | More by Kempski
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

06-21-2013 21:37:42 | More by EigenBeer
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Hollywood610

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

06-21-2013 21:14:44 | More by Hollywood610
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bunbury

Panama

2.75/5  rDev -11%

06-21-2013 16:49:54 | More by bunbury
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-21-2013 03:35:21 | More by Eric908
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-17-2013 20:52:56 | More by AleWatcher
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ryutheblade

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-16-2013 22:42:10 | More by ryutheblade
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

I had this on tap at the brewery in st Louis, and it actually is really fantastic. it has a nice golden glow and some mild haze beneath a good sized white head. the nose is fresh apples, half way between juice and cider, its really nice because its all fruit and no spice, just right. the taste is the same, overpoweringly fresh apples, true to its name. there is little here to remind me that this is beer, but I think that's the purpose of shock top, is it not? its not too sweet either, but rather a little tart like the honeycrisp itself. maybe a touch of wheat malt in here, but its simple and subtle. the finish is long and fruity, a really nice twist from the normal shock top. carbonated like soda pop, I think this does exactly what it sets out to do. I don't need more than one, but I like what they have going on here. im sure in a bottle that's been around awhile this is pretty bad, but I can absolutely vouch for the brewery fresh edition, it really is pretty darn good.

edit: not so good from the bottle. while the apples are still really fresh and snappy and authentic, the sugar is just way too much. one bottle is doable, but a night on these is an awful idea resulting in diabetic hangover and tooth decay. one is the right dose, any more is too much. i wish this was dryer, way better at the source, but still genuine fruit flavor.

06-15-2013 15:38:30 | More by StonedTrippin
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +29.4%

06-13-2013 18:30:40 | More by djre4orm
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benfranklin

Arizona

2.49/5  rDev -19.4%

Picked up a single 12 oz to fill out a six, thinking my wife might like it.

She likes flavored wheat beers. She tried it as a "blind" test. Color was bold, almost vibrant. We both had trouble nailing down the kind of fruit being featured due to a "complex" bouquet. The head was one finger, but gone in an instant.

She was not interested in finishing this one which we both agreed was an overly-sweet cider beverage.

06-12-2013 19:12:12 | More by benfranklin
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-11-2013 01:37:26 | More by MaxOhle
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Evoforen

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2013 17:29:01 | More by Evoforen
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philaduffia

New York

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

06-08-2013 23:39:43 | More by philaduffia
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json83

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev +0.3%

The appearance is very bright and radical. The smell is the that of a sour apple jolly rancher. The taste is okay of course like that of an apple however the aftertaste is pretty bland and well below other comparable comparisons. It was nice to try an individual bottle but improvement could definitely be made. 156 Calories, 5.2% ABV. Sam Adams Cherry Wheat remains the top for me in this category.

06-08-2013 17:22:25 | More by json83
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.