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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 24.52%
Wants: 10
Gots: 123 | 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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Photo of bh123
3/5  rDev -3.2%

bh123, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +29%

stormgasm7, May 01, 2013
Photo of Mervin
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy golden tan. Bright floral and apple scents, smells very refreshing. Tastes crisp and apple tart, with a slightly lingering malty finish. Feels fairly carbonated and fresh in the mouth, a slight oily feel afterwards that isn't entirely welcome. Overall this is a really nice refreshing beer, well balanced with the apple and the malt tastes. Normally not a fan of fruit beers or Shock Tops, but I thoughly enjoyed this one.

Mervin, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Swosu19
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Swosu19, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of awisecrackin
4/5  rDev +29%

awisecrackin, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of jverizon23
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

jverizon23, Apr 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

grubefresh, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Jase
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Jase, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.84/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The clouded golden hue with rocky white textured head makes this beer then comes a rush of Honey Crisp Apples at the grocer in town they cost 3.69 a lb what a deal that the sixer is only 8 bucks or so. A beautiful mix of apple cider and chalky white Belgian style yeast, I think I'm in love. It's that good smells of fresh apple skins with the charming characters that we all want in a beer which I found would be refreshment. Flavor comes correct with apple skins and a fresh juicy honeycrisp note...slight hints of cinnamon laying flat with brown sugared apples this beer tastes great. Not many Shock Tops make me turn my head this is one with a drying apple cider effect that I have been enjoying since I found it's magic.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

calcnerd, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Erbo, Apr 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Sunn, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.84/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to the canquest creator woodychandler for tis beer. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Yes, that's correct, bottle. Even Woody gets a surplus of those sometimes. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of apple cider. Taste has plenty of apples, slightly tart, not much else but tasty and very drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I did enjoy this beer.

tone77, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

jerryskid88, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Lukass, Apr 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

nheinzie57, Apr 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

speracado, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of letsdrink
2.99/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Picked up a 6 pack at the supermarket because why not. Reviewing it for the same reason.

A - Pours to orangish, see through color. Surprising head, but dissipates quickly with little lacing.

S - I actually enjoy the smell, a little overpowering and not much else than Granny Smith apples which was pretty much expected.

T - Sour at first, predominantly apple flavors, almost like a beer mixed with a cider, which seems to be the taste they are going for judging by the label. However, the flavor quickly vanishes as the finish comes. Almost nothing at the end. The start isn't bad, but the finish left me quite dissatisfied.

M - Quite carbonated, reasonably thick and both sweet and sour.

O - Overall I think the concept is a good idea, but the execution isn't quite there. This isn't a terrible beer by any means, but it is a seasonal specialty at best. With that said, I'd drink another one if it was around. With so many great beers so choose from, I don't see myself buying another sixer.

letsdrink, Apr 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

BrianCuoz, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

NicoleL, Apr 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

vfgccp, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 3/13/13.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is mainly of apple cider and green apples with maybe a hint of grains. Taste is much the same with more of the grain and some spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average "beer" that is much more like a cider or an alcopop than beer.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

LibraLady, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +29%

bestadler, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.56/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle says 5.2%. Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a quick-fading two finger white shade. Not the most aesthetically pleasing brew.

S: Is this beer, or is it cider? There are strong apple tones throughout, along with a bit of tartness and some diacetyl. Jolly Ranchers come instantly to mind here. The minor beer qualities here aren't too hot.

T: This may well be cider, with its big sweetness and apple flavors, but there's also some finishing diacetyl that I could do without. The malty finish tries to balance some of the cider sweetness...only it turns it into beery sweetness that's a bit more unpleasant. None of the advertised spices come through well.

M: Thick and sweet, as expected. Lots of carbonation, too. The problem here is that it's so damn sweet that it kills drinkability - and it can't get away with it the way a pure commercial cider like Angry Orchard can.

O: I totally get this point of this product, combining a sweet apple cider with a generic witbier - the problem is it tries to be everything to everyone, and as a result, doesn't do either the cider or the beer aspect well enough to appeal to discerning craft beer/cider drinkers (plus the whole "it's made by AB-InBev" thing). Not bad for a malternative, though.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 07, 2013
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.