Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-11-2014

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Ranking:
#45,474
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
105
pDev:
23.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Kristydrinksbeer
4.36/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nater919
3.14/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ReggieWeiss
3.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imanidiot777
3.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drunkie
3.63/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Avatar113
2.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of B-Land
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Duff27
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hunter
1.79/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Got a single bottle of this in one of Safeway's mix and match sixers. Glad I didn't get more of this.

Look: Cloudy golden ale, no head, no tracing

Smell: Light notes of banana, cinnamon, vanilla

Taste: Nearly nothing. Some note of banana, very light wheat, no hops. Juice a banana, mix that with a Budweiser, and essentially this is what you get.

Feel: So thin as to be insubstantial. Watery and bland.

Overall: Do not waste your palate or your money.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Very opaque amber, with small amount of some sort of chunks clinging to one side of glass. Large, but quickly dissipating lemon-white (banana-white?) head. In bottle, smells not like rotting banana, but like fake banana and just general rot. That said, I'm not even complaining, just describing. In glass, something familiar and strange, but I'm not sure if I'd call it unpleasant. Can't quite figure it out, unfortunately. Some specific big name candy perhaps? I still don't think that's right. Could be influenced by the spices in it as well, but still I hesitate. Oh well. Vaguely reminiscent of bananas and candy is what I'll put down for aroma. And the taste is more of the same. Except now I amy be onto something. Reminds me more of a number of pumpkin (spice) ales I've had than anything much to do with bananas, only far less intense, and perhaps more tart. And yet, the banana, whether real or fake, can not be denied, and at least there's not really a rot component. Over-ripe maybe, but not outright rot. Medium feel, sudsy, and smooth. Flavor oddity aside, I'm actually not inclined to call this just another try-hard beer. Definitely not my favorite, and yet it has grown on me.

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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jelitikasez
4.29/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Being a porter and stout fan, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like this. Took a swig out of the bottle, then had to run and get a glass so I could more fully enjoy the sweet, round, slightly spicy scent. Not outright banana, just enough softly sweet notes to nicely juxtapose the beery tang. A pretty autumn orange, too.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.94/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If taken for what it really is and not considering the brand, this isn't that bad of a fruit beer. Pretty close to what you get from Well's Banana Bread Beer.

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Photo of Chucker17
2.71/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jpuetz
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlamKing
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It smells pretty good. Not super sweet or anything, but a nice tame banana bread smell.

Spiced Banana Wheat Shock Top tastes like a cheap beer trying to be a interesting. It's not bad, but it isn't great. It still tastes like beer, but the banana is definitely not subtle.

I wouldn't buy it again, but I don't regret trying it. I'll probably just let my girlfriend have the rest.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had this a few times before but now it's time for an official pour-n-review.

A : The color is darker than I remember, somewhat of a dirty orange glow (90% opaque) with a massive head on top. The head eventually reveals itself to be a bit of a masquerade, giving out within a minute's time to a small, creamy ring. The lace is non-existent. Still a pretty beer.

S : Lots of candy-sweet aromas, much like candy corn and gummi worm. A bit of that spiced banana runt going on, with some Certs, and some very spicy clove. Roasted malts and wheat can be faintly nosed. This beer's aroma is extremely candy-like and very saccharine but I honestly could smell this all day.

T : Thankfully the beer isn't as sweet as it's nose would dictate. It's mostly got that Belgian White flavor going with a bit of cinnamon and banana. Some slight sweetness accompanies the flavor but not enough to turn it into a trendy malt liquor. A bit of clove on the finish. It's obvious they've built on the Belgian White instead of incorporating a new recipe altogether. I don't mind either way - just an observation.

F : This is where the beer falls flat (figuratively and literally). A very watery, light mouthfeel with some slight creaminess accompanied by lively carbonation. The feel is very underwhelming. The dryness it tries to emulate ends up being pasty in the end.

O : Wow, I really thought I enjoyed this beer more than I realized. Now that I've sat down to analyze it, I'm noticing the blatant flaws. This is a beer you don't really give much thought to - you drink it and don't think about it...it's much more enjoyable that way. Not for the connoisseur, but more for the beer lover.

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Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange colored beer, distinctive banana smell, watery banana taste. Definitely not a craft beer with its thin taste, but just something different to try.

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2.91/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RandalFlagg
3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Shock Top Spiced Banana Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 105 ratings