Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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3.66/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
After being pleasantly surprised by Shock Top Belgian White, I had to ruffle through my fridge in order to find the other Shock Top offering I obtained from one of Wal-Mart's make-your-own-six-pack stands. God bless those stations, seriously...
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is definitely going to be a go-to offering for a simultaneously sweet and tart offering without having to tolerate a frothy cider or the backlash of alcohol and artificiality from one of the Bud Light Lime Ritas. It's tart, but not overly-tart, inviting, and tangy enough that it actually makes a solid attempt to combat Anheuser-Busch's dreaded over-carbonation of this line (or at least the two I've experienced).
Appearance - a hazy orange/yellow. Simple, yeah, but provides us with more of a promising visual than other offerings.
Smell - Smells of honeysuckle and strong sour green apple. Looking good so far, smelling even better.
Taste - Tart, carbonated, and of sour green apples, as expected. Goes down nice and easy, but unexpectedly satisfying and fulfilling.
Mouthfeel - Foams very quickly, on the count of the carbonation, but very easy to savor and let simmer in your mouth thanks to its great flavor.
Overall - I am stunned by how much I'm enjoying this line of beer. For once, this doesn't seem to be a basic marketing ploy but a genuine attempt at creating a solid beer with flavor, good consistency, and surprise. Sucked this one down in less than five minutes and wish I had another.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 00:28:56 | More by SteveJeremy
3.13/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From a one pint can, no date found.
Smells of apples, honeysuckle. Pours hazy orange yellow with super thick white foamy head. Good head retention. Taste is almost pure apple cider, overly sweet. No discernible malt or hops in it! Funky flavored. Think I would prefer regular hard cider or a malternative to this!
Serving type: can
06-03-2014 02:31:20 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.