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:
1,017
Reviews:
166
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
27.78%
 
 
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11
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy, light gold-yellow hue. Typical wheat beer look. Good retention on a medium 2 finger head. Remnants of the head persist for a good while, but lacing is barely present.

S- Light wheat and grassy notes are present. Sweet, somewhat artificial raspberry flavoring dominates the nose after the wheat notes.

T- Starts off with a solid wheat beer flavor profile and quickly transitions to a semisweet raspberry flavor. Raspberry flavor is fairly artificial tasting, but still a pleasant flavor. Nothing complex here, just wheat and raspberry.

M- Light and refreshing. Crisp with high levels of carbonation. Wheat is rather light, and mixed in with the raspberry, the weight of the liquid is adequate. Could easily drink these until your heart's content.

Overall, this is among my favorite, everyday wheat beers. Despite the artificial raspberry flavoring, it is enjoyable, cheap, and easy to find.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours a hazy straw yellow with a 2-finger head. Average retention. Thin, spotty lacing.

Smell - Predominant notes of wheat and raspberry. Simple, but I love the smell of raspberries.

Taste - Ugggh! How do you screw up raspberry? Wheat, then a bit of raspberry sweetness upfront, followed by a jumbled, dirty mess on the back end; watery... dirty water with a splash of raspberry tea. Good God!

Mouthfeel - Watery body, with very little carbonation.

Overall - I thought this was gonna be the best of the Shock Top offerings, based purely on the raspberry factor, but like the crew of the Prometheus, I was wrong. So wrong. This one takes "The Razzie" award, pun intended.

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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
2.88 out of 5 based on 1,017 ratings.
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