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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 24.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 99 | 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 zeff80
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, fizzy white head of foam. It left little to no lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled cider-like. Apples, just apples.

T - Tasted like apple cider. I didn't get any wheat. If I didn't see myself pour it, I would've thought it was a Woodchuck. It didn't taste bad, though.

M - Crisp, sharp and smooth. Bud knows how to do that. Light bodied.

O - It's a fine cider but not at all a witbier. Maybe a fruit beer.

zeff80, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a hazy yellow/gold with a one-finger foamy white head. Zero lacing.

S - Smells EXACTLY like a a sour apple Jolly Rancher. Doesnt really smell like a beer, but the odor is plesant enough.

T - Taste matches the smell exactly. Candied sour green apple. No hint of beer flavors such as malt or hops, much closer to a cider. Zero complexity, just lots of tart apple. Finishes clean and crisp.

M - Medium bodied. Prickly carbonation. A little sticky.

O - Umm...I'm not even sure how I feel about this. Is it bad? No, not exactly. As a beer...it makes a pretty decent cider. But since I wanted a beer, I'd have to say it fails. Seems like an AB attempt to "trick" people into drinking cider??

TempeBeerMan, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of dsauter
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

dsauter, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of McFlyBrewCrew
4.36/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

could not be happier with a random loose beer I got to try the other day. The Honeycrisp Apple Wheat for shock top smells perfect and tastes even better. I could not have had a better first taste of a beer in my entire life. The apple is a slight hint but a nice fresh aftertaste. highly recommended and a must try!

McFlyBrewCrew, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ryanpj, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of Bromine
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Bromine, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head

S: Sweet green apple stands out the most, almost like a green jolly rancher. Get some light wheat and cidery notes, but the apple sweetness stands out the most

T: Follows the nose. Candy-like apple sweetness with a hint of dry cider, spices, and wheat to attempt any sort of balance. Finishes lightly dry

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: I feel like this COULD be an interesting beer if the jolly rancher sweetness wasn't present throughout the nose and taste. It overpowers anything else the beer is trying to do, and gets cloying after a couple. The cider has a nice influence, but again, it's just overpowered by the sweetness. Aside from being brewed with wheat, there really aren't much wheat characteristics either... Leave this one for the faux crowd

BEERMILER12, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Nihilistkid
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Nihilistkid, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ralphw56
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

ralphw56, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of M1k3y
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

M1k3y, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of Hunter
2.83/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: cloudy dark yellow in color, foamy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no tracing.

Smell: Like a green apple Jolly Rancher. There's a bit of wheat/grain in there, but it's minimal.

Taste: Tastes like it smells. Green Apple/sweet candy dominates in the front, middle, and back of the mouthful. Very little else to go by.

Mouthfeel: It's light and clean, no real aftertaste to speak of.

Overall: It's not bad. I would have appreciated something more than a dominating apple flavor. I realize it's mixed with cider, but if the cider's going to utterly dominate the ale I'd just as soon drink cider. I'm a fan of fruit beers but I don't see the point of this one.

Hunter, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

egrace84, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of ahentz
3/5  rDev -2.6%

ahentz, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Jeff22
4.75/5  rDev +54.2%

Jeff22, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Alek
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Alek, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Bear1964
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Bear1964, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of teromous
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy pale golden body, with a very persistent fluffy white head. Some lacing stays behind, but not a whole lot.

S: It smells like I just bit into an apple, but has a Jolly Rancher quality to it as well. Almost like more apple than an apple. Nothing else comes through, but it does smell very appley.

T: It tastes like apple soda, and doesn't have much beer quality to it. I mean when I drink this with my eyes closed I can't tell that it's a beer. In that respect I am disappointed, but they are all over the apple flavor in this one. I mean if you want something to make candy with, you could reduce this and wrap it in plastic.

M: The mouthfeel is smooth, but it's hard to drink with a sharp apple flavor.

O: Flavor-wise, this beer is nothing like a wit. I would recommend it to people who like very strong fruity sodas, like Fanta, fruit flavored Jones Soda, or fans of Jolly Ranchers. I like fruit beers, but this one is way over the top.

teromous, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

tubeyes, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of jjamadorphd
4.36/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Another Shock Top that didn't disappoint.

Great color out of the bottle, small head but with good lacing. The smell just blew me away, it was pure honey and apples, so much so you might think you we're drinking one of those hard ciders but with better taste. I like the carbonation on this one and was glad to find there was little aftertaste. The beer is deceptive, be careful or you'll end up guzzling it thinking it were apple juice. Overall, I scored it a bit low since this is a beer rating site and it ended up being more of a hard cider like I mention above rather than a fruit flavored beer.

jjamadorphd, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of AngelM
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

AngelM, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of tfsimpkins
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

tfsimpkins, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of kuhndog
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kuhndog, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Mikecap, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of colbster92
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

colbster92, Mar 02, 2013
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.