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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Raspberry WheatShock Top Raspberry Wheat
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Shock Top Raspberry WheatShock Top Raspberry Wheat

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from the bottle.

Pours hazy golden. One inch head, no lacing.

Aroma is pure raspberry Kool-Aid.

The taste is pure raspberry Kool-Aid. Really, that's it. No real wheat beer characteristics here, it shares more in common with wine coolers or Kool Aid than beer.

Crackly carbonation, very crisp. The real plus to the beer, I suppose. Light bodied.

Not really beer. It's drinkable, but way too artificial and sweet.

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Kastler
3.67/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a frosty beer mug.

Appearance - looks similar to apple cider; very light and goldenrod; a thick foamy head

Smell - raspberry aroma is slightly overpowering, but it smells delicious

Taste - very sweet, strong raspberry taste; a little bit overpowering for the beer but still easy to drink

Mouthfeel - excellent feel for any wheat beer; minimal carbonation

Overall - a great beer; i honestly really like the taste, especially for the amount of ABV that it holds; a lot of people criticize it for its strong raspberry influence but that's what it is: Raspberry Wheat. Not "Typical Wheat Beer with a hint of raspberry"

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Photo of jrnichols
2.19/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I've been sampling and reviewing some of the beers left in my fridge after a party. Sometimes it's nice to try beers I wouldn't ordinarily buy on my own. This is one of those kind of beers.

Appearance: Pale golden in color and cloudy. Had a nice foamy head on it when poured but it soon dissipated.

Smell: I can smell the rasberry scent, but not much else. Not a stong smell or very complex. Certainly not yeasty, or wheaty like many wheat beers.

Taste: The raspberry flavor is the first thing to hit you. However it is kind of artificial tasting, more like raspberry candy. I do taste a hintof citrus and a bit of a coriander flavor, but the taste as a whole is not very complex. The wheat ale base does not stand out above the raspberry. Kind of a strange aftertaste which reminds me of cough drops.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent and light. Goes down smooth.

Overall: Not a very complex beer. A mediocre wheat beer which is not improved by the addition of raspberry flavor. It is a smooth drinking beer, but the raspberry leaves a kind of cough-drop-like aftertaste which does not leave me wanting another. Kind of a letdown since I am a big fan of raspberries as a fruit.

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of imbibehour
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass. I stole your beer from your fridge!!

A very soapy but good retention head, bleach white and three fingers tall. Body color is a hazy classic looking wheat beer yellow with some bronze and slight gray edges. Good carbonation rising nicely. This is quite nice looking and solid.

Nose is pure raspberry syrup, and extremely dominant, with a very large candy sweetness. There's nothing else to even hint at any esters, malt or other beer like flavors. It is a raspberry beer, so it's delivering so far so I'll give it that.

Palate is extremely wet. Large thin watery raspberry dominates the palate, no beer backbone to this at all. Tight carbonation with no malt presence. Thin. Seltzery, quite gaseous. Slightly strangely alcohol warming for such a normal abv.

This is nothing but sugar water. Overall this is exactly like those raspberry seltzer-y bottles of water you can buy at the supermarket. If that's what you want in a beer for taste, then this is your thing. Unfortunately this hardly tastes like beer let alone some sort of wheat brew. Pass.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 1,019 ratings
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