Shock Top Chocolate Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Chocolate WheatShock Top Chocolate Wheat

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Missouri, United States

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by egrace84 on 11-09-2013

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Reviews by Pegasus:
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3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Nearly black in color, opaque, with a fairly large, quite dense tan head, which retains very well, lacing rings the glass walls.

Aroma: Complex aroma of wheat, milk chocolate, vanilla, bitter cocoa, and maple syrup.

Taste: Opens with milk chocolate and cocoa. Soon after vanilla and a slight woody character come to the fore. The dominate the taste throughout. Later in the taste, the wheat malt becomes more apparent. Finishes with a lingering bitter cocoa note, vanilla, and some retrained herbal hops.

Mouth feel; Smooth, soft, fairly full, with somewhat sharp carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Really very nice, a quite pleasant seasonal selection, and one which would pair very well with chocolate desserts or ice cream.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of Lucular
1.66/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Had a sample of this and no way would I want to drink a full bottle. Fake chocolate taste, sickly sweet, and cloying. Not an appealing beer. Avoid this one.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown with a thin beige head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Wheat, hops, and chocolate.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of strong sweeter chocolate with wheat and hops.

Overall: Surprisingly good, was not expecting this to be any good. I really enjoyed this beer.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has to be one of the darkest colored beers that AB has ever produced it's a Chocolate Wheat aged on cocoa and vanilla beans with spices. Large tan head fine bubbles fades slowly, pretty impressive look to it. Aroma has subtle cocoa creamy vanilla notes nothing in the way of noticeable spice additions on the nose. Flavor has a milk chocolate creamy character hints of dark roasts bring a bit of balance, the vanilla seems to be there throughout each sip and doesn't really fade away. Super sweet for me a bit more dark roasts might round it out, it feels like a hybrid wheat/milk stout with all of the lactose induced sweetness. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth textured medium bodied ample even carbonation, overall I can't really complain and I haven't attempted mixing this with the standard Shock Top as the label of the six pack holder depicts making black and tans with the two.

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Photo of chinchill
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours clear but very dark brown, with a beige head that a bit fizzy, leaves little lacing and has modest retention.

Has a surprisingly strong aroma, with dark roasted grains, chocolate syrup, toffee and vanilla plus a hint of butterscotch. More intersting than appealing.

The taste is medium strong, with a bit too much chocolate and vanilla and virtually no sign of the "Belgian style" promised. Mildly sweet yet still seems too sweet.

Feel: near medium body; medium-light carbonation.

O: more intense than expected from AnBev but has issues of balance.

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Photo of nateclarey
3.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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