Shock Top Raspberry 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): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Raspberry Wheat delivers the same smooth taste of Shock Top, with a hint of raspberry flavor. This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale is brewed with essence of wild raspberry and hand-selected hops. It’s this combination that gives it its crisp and distinctive Shock Top taste, with its own flavorful twist. This unfiltered ale has a light-golden color and a smooth finish, and if you’re curious, it technically doesn’t, not count toward your daily fruit intake.

Added by zeff80 on 03-16-2011

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Ratings:
1,017
Reviews:
166
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
27.78%
 
 
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Photo of srw
2.92/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zaphog
2.63/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of caburdette51
1/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Caleb_the
4.37/5  rDev +51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful orange color, mixed properly and poured gives it a beautiful cloudy glow. Strong fruity aromas fill the area. Before the spices mix, it's rather acidic and sour. After, though, it's noticably sweet, fruity, and smooth. The flavor was more of a tangerine, and was a bit confusing. More drinks never hurt the experience. Was really impressed with the overall drinking experience. No lingering bitterness, or unpleasant flavors. Will buy again, given I can find it.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.27/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Switz160
5/5  rDev +73.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Squire123
3.16/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance of light hazy yellow with white cap and some lacing.

Aroma is surprising. If you handed this to me blind I would've said blueberry rather than raspberry. Two other tasters whose opinion I sought said apple or "something". It is a pleasant scent though no matter how described.

Taste is where I get raspberry. Not a sharp, tart raspberry, rather a creamy sweetened flavor. Hop presence is minimal. The slight prickly sensation I get may be hops, or carbonation and I suspect the latter. Of course it's a fruit dominant taste and one shouldn't be surprised. It is lightly textured, heavily flavored and just a bit more sweet than I like. I wonder if it would be more appealing if the color was red. Anyway, it is what it is.

Lighter side of medium texture. More carbonation might make it more mouth filling but I can't say that would make the flavor stand out more.

Overall it's a decent, well made, highly fruit flavored wheat beer that wasn't designed to sip and savor, rather to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of AngusOg
2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

If you like the taste of sweet, kind of artificial raspberry dominating your beer, so much so that you cannot taste any other aspects of the beer, then this is absolutely the brew for you. Poorly made fruit beer. Choked down about half a bottle before drain pouring the rest.

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Photo of McNatty45
3.84/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zaraspook
2.06/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Nihlas
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerlover
3.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacob17
3.51/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitzy01
3.3/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
2/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/8/2015. Pours hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart raspberry, lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light coriander, light banana/clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, raspberry, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lightly tart raspberry, lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light coriander, light banana/clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light yeast spiciness and fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, raspberry, and pale malt flavors; with a good malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a good fruited witbier style. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, raspberry, and pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jbf190
2.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dag1991
3.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.37/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattD93
3.02/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Harrison8
3.18/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours an opaque dark yellow with a white foamy head. Head retention is modest. Lacing left behind right after a sip, but slips down into the beer quickly. Aroma is heavily metallic, with notes of raspberry and citrus peel. It smells like I'm sniffing a can. Metallic tones shadow raspberry and citrus peel in the flavor profile. It has a hint of lemon as well. Mouth feel is medium-thin, with a watery feel. Overall, it's a decent beer. Certainly crushable due to it's thin taste and feel. The raspberry notes are big, which may be good for some, unfortunately they are not big enough to mask the metallic notes.

Served in a 12oz pint glass.

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Photo of trishhart
3.37/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very light head. Cloudy yellow in color. Strong raspberry aroma right off the bat. Taste like a belgian wheat with rasberries. Small hints of coriander and citrus with spices. Not too bad but wouldn't drink a six pack of this.

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Photo of -chii-
3.68/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerMe8
3.87/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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