Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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3.5/5 rDev +12.9%
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
2.49/5 rDev -19.7%
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
3.1/5 rDev 0%
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
3.58/5 rDev +15.5%
If you enjoy the apple beers this offering is right up your alley. As soon as you open the bottle, a whiff of apple fills the room. I am not always a fan of "fruit" beers but I would purchase this again. This brew goes down pretty smoothly and if the price is right you should definitely give it a try.
06-07-2013 04:32:19 | More by alepsycho
3.54/5 rDev +14.2%
Near two inch white head on a dull cloudy golden colored body. Head stick around for a few minutes. Cap and collar throughout.
Smells like straight fresh apples. Uncanny.
Taste follows the aroma to a "T". Fresh tart apples followed by a near overpowering sweetness. Some lemon tang is noticeable. No alcohol presence.
Medium carbonation. Medium low mouthfeel. Funny because I expected this one to be high carbonation for some reason.
I like what ABInBev was thinking here although this is a beer that I won't be able to finish this bottle. I can see casual craft fans getting their toes wet here but the sweetness is too much for me.
06-04-2013 02:41:09 | More by Duff27
3.3/5 rDev +6.5%
drank this out of a 12oz bottle, no date on the bottle that I saw
can't comment on the look of the beer, but my guess is that it's fizzy and yellow, with a small white head. little head retention or lacing, i would gather. need more info on the look? taste is heavy on the artificial green apple, with wheat beer characteristics.
good for a wine cooler, bad for a beer.
06-03-2013 06:01:07 | More by jimmah120
3.56/5 rDev +14.8%
This is a great beer to offer to people who say they don't like beer. Very sweet, but still with enough hops taste to please people who actually do like beer. This came in handy when I was hosting my girlfriends one weekend and wanted something other than Mike's Hard Lemonade (which I have to admit I still love).
Pros: Yummy Apple flavor and smell with great carbonation for a bubbly mouth feel. Just enough Hops taste to remind that it is, in fact, beer.
Cons: Apple is the only real flavor. No complexity here. Barely any head when poured. This is meant to be drunk straight from the bottle.
Overall: It's a nice addition to a party to please everyone and is just plain tasty.
05-29-2013 16:28:18 | More by mcellis
2.69/5 rDev -13.2%
A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves decent lace.
S - Green jolly ranchers with a bit of herbal hops and malt in the background.
T - It tastes much like it smells with green apple up front, and sweet malt in the middle. Finishes with a touch of herbal character and more green apple.
M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.
D - Not surprisingly the green apple dominates and there really isn't much else going on.
05-29-2013 05:37:56 | More by nickfl
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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