Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
2.25/5
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503 Ratings
Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask WheatShock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Belgian-Style unfiltered wheat ale is brewed with honey, caramel malt, and aged on bourbon cask staves for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment all year round.

Added by illeagle05 on 03-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,159
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
503
pDev:
38.67%
Bros Score:
1.94
 
 
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18
Gots:
174
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Photo of Volsdawg10
2.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rw1992
2.05/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of readyforthenet
1.68/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of MzKitty421
2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The biggest thing I noticed was a strong fake honey flavor. Honey is a fermentable sugar, so capturing its flavor is hard. Overall I was unimpressed, which is too bad because I had high hopes for it.

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Photo of jason419
2.66/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kitesurferdude
1.05/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst. Beer. Ever. It is absolutely terrible. Like carbonated honey cough syrup mixed with turpentine

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Photo of AdoptedYooper55
1.66/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer was horrible. It went down ok but horrible aftertaste. I'm glad I bought just one bottle.

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Photo of JoLight
3.33/5  rDev +48%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: white, frothy head that dissipates into nothing. Unfiltered, brownish body.

Aroma: smells like honey and maybe some toffee candy.

Taste: Tastes very sugary sweet, with honey and brown sugar on the backbone. I detect no bourbon. Tastes very little like beer, but it does taste good.

Overall, It's good for what it is, but it's too little like beer. It feels disingenuous.

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Photo of TheMarsBear
2.28/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of highstrung
1.36/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

The artificial honey flavor tastes like a decorative soap.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.31/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of sethmcconkey
1.87/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tone77
2.66/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit off, medicinal. Taste is cough medicine, honey, a hint of bourbon. Feels light in the mouth and overall, not the worst beer I have tried, but a lousy beer nonetheless.

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Photo of KevChiTown
1.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Honestly I wanted something cold after landing in Florida and all my beer was warm. Bourbon staves and Shock Top should not party together...like ever

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Photo of MizzouBrew
1.52/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This is the worst tasting beer I have ever had. It actually tastes like wood flavored beer. I did finish a full 12 oz. bottle, but afterwards wished that I had just dumped it. Life's too short for this.

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Photo of JohnnieWalkerBrew
1.21/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

There's alcohol in it which is a plus. Other than that, pretty much the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth. Tastes like burnt sugar. If Founders made this, it would have to be a parallel universe where Founders is actually owned and operated by Anheuser Busch. Do yourself a favor and steer clear of pretty much all Shock Top brews.

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Photo of moonboogie_n8
1.29/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

wow, what a terrible tasting beer (for me, and it seems a few other folks).
the honey flavor IS artificial and for sure overpowering everything else, so I don't even need to go on.... carbonated artificial honey flavoring, that's what shock top should call this "beer". also, if Founders DID brew a beer like this, I would throw the bottle through their front window for being stupid. very bad drink, couldn't even give the other 5 bottles away. awful.

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Photo of LittleDog
3.89/5  rDev +72.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If Founder's brewed this everyone would be jizzing all over themselves to get one.

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Photo of Devil_Doc
2.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of eddiefontaine13
1.81/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

one of the worst beers I have had, what is to say, way to sweat, couldn't finish the bottle, wouldn't recommend to someone unless I didn't like them...

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Photo of alexkwilhelm
2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jooler
1.85/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like feet and honey

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Photo of JoNoWo
1.37/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The worst bottled beer I've ever had. There's a taste in it that is part perfumed soap and part rubbery dolls from the 60s or 70s.

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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.25 out of 5 with 503 ratings