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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 24.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 107 | 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 Johnnyramirez
3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly not bad. The smell stood out to me and was fantastic. I'm a huge fan of Martinelli's sparkling apple cider and this reminded me of that. The flavor was nice. Apple forward. Ends dry. For some odd reason I kept getting whiskey notes and some heat as I swallowed. For 5.2% I shouldn't notice any heat at all. But I got some. Slightly heavy for me, I like really light wheat beers and this was too heavy for my liking. However, it wasnt an offensive mess like the raspberry wheat and it's not something I'd turn down. Especially in the summer. I wouldn't rush to buy a 6 pack of it, but if there's nothing at the bar or at a BBQ, why not?

Johnnyramirez, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of DemDumplingz
3/5  rDev -2.6%

DemDumplingz, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of troynos
3/5  rDev -2.6%

troynos, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

duceswild, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

oriolesfan4, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of jleighhh
5/5  rDev +62.3%

jleighhh, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.06/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a light orange to yellow color with a ton of haze like a traditional wheat beer. Small to medium sized head that is mainly light and fizzy. Head goes down to a thin film on top fairly quickly with just a little bit of lacing. Body's color is very light on the edges when held to the light.

S- Huge, juicy apple scents right up front. The level of juiciness in this is surprising for a liquid. Apple is pretty much the only flavor in the scent, but man is it juicy and delicious smelling.

T- This just plain tastes like a hard cider up front. Starts with that same juicy apple flavor from the scent, then moves right into the wheat flavors. Wheat and grain turn into a fairly dry flavor profile towards the end. Ends with the grain and little to no hop bite.

M- Very, very carbonated, almost feels like a champagne. Decent body weight from the wheat, but doesn't sit too heavy. These could go down smooth for a while, but would probably fill you up after a bit.

Overall, this is a simple fruit beer, but pretty good. The wheat flavors brings it back into the beer realm from the juicy apples flavors that had me thinking it was basically a hard cider.

boilermakerbrew, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat

I walked into my local beer distributor the other day and smelled apples. Lo and behold, there on tap was Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat. I poured myself a glass and had a look. It looked like fresh cider. Not much head. And it smelled like apples, even more so than fresh cider. It was sweet and it tasted like apples, albeit fake apples. I didn't find much wheat, and I didn't find much spice (some light cinnamon, and maybe some vanilla). In fact, I didn't find it much like beer at all. Still it was interesting and I knew my wife would like it. And since I was headed to an outdoor party I considered it quite seriously. In the end I passed it by, but I will consider it in the future. I could see it as an interesting beer to have on-hand at Thanksgiving.

NeroFiddled, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of redleg64
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

redleg64, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of bluerabbit
3/5  rDev -2.6%

bluerabbit, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of MammothTarantula
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

MammothTarantula, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of bennettj1087
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

bennettj1087, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of KalH
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

KalH, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

richkrull, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Diane_Brew
4.03/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

A review by the sister of DIaNE bREW...
Appearance - You can't see through it. It looks dirty. A bit muddy.
Smell- Honey crisp apples and sex.
Taste- Like fresh apple cider. delicious! Very filling
Mouth feel- It coats every taste bud
Overall- Shockingly amazing. Shockingly delicious with apple flavour

Diane_Brew, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of djaeon
4/5  rDev +29.9%

djaeon, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of archero
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

archero, Mar 21, 2013
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
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.