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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,018
Reviews:
166
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
27.78%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
237
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0
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Ratings: 1,018 |  Reviews: 166
Photo of Devil_Doc
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.75/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Should I simply say ewww so I have enough words to rate it?

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Photo of JMcGeary39
2.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of stompilator
2.78/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $2.60 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small head that is gone in seconds. Very cloudy as a wheat beer should be

S- Oodles of raspberry. A whole field full

T- That field of berries are back! Never had this much raspberry flavor in a beer before. Super saturated. Gets a bit sickly sweet though.

M- Pretty dry and tart.

O- A bit too much berry flavor. Hits you in the mouth a bit too hard. Had it, enjoyed it, will not buy it again.

Food Pairing

The berry beer went well with.... Soda crackers! Just something dry helps this beer out taking that berry blast down a notch

Enjoy

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Photo of mbratt93
2.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of deadliest
2.36/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Ashleydenee
3.62/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Rapsberry taste is definitely prevalent, but I enjoyed the taste. As it warmed, however, it did lose some luster. It's on par for what I'd expect.

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Photo of ALC82
3.25/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of McAfee85
2.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sathanas
3.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trentt2
2.92/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of eddiefontaine13
2.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Interesting Beer, more like a wine cooler in many ways, summer time beer, served cold and drank cold, as it gets warm the flavor is over powering, raspberry cool-aid comes to mind...

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Photo of ctwybeerguy
2.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ruckus232
3.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ranger337
3.57/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Good full raspberry flavor. When a drink says "raspberry" or "apple" or whatever, I expect it to taste like it. This beer does that.

It poured nicely, nice frothy head that didn't linger too long. poured cloudy and remained cloudy the entire time..

Nice easy drinker.

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Photo of schloemer7
3.89/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice Belgian with a hint of fruitiness but not overwhelmingly so.

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Photo of imfinished
3.08/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Way, waaaay too sweet and fruity. They went over the top with this one. It's not bad, per se, but I wouldn't want to drink more than one at a time. Even then, there are many other raspberry beers that are far more subtle and tasty.

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Photo of TJBOtt
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Tastes better than it smells.

It smells very sweet and fruity, but the taste is a little more balanced.

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

Photo of BernShark
3.95/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a Good flavored beer all year round.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.24/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Antc2382
2.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm literally drinking this as I type, and overall, it's bit of a let down. I disagree with some of the reviews citing it to be sweet- I find it rather bland. Pretty solid mouthfeel, but a complete emptiness on the palate after the initial raspberry. It's not terrible but by no means will I seek this out.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
2.88 out of 5 based on 1,018 ratings.
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