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Shock Top Raspberry Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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2.82/5
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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
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#44,650
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
1,019
pDev:
28.01%
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4.5/5  rDev +59.6%

Photo of CurtisPeacock
2.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: This beer pours a hazy light gold with a moderate 1 inch head. On the thinner side of lacing with just a little sticking around after the initial pour.

S: Light wheat smell with a rich burst of raspberry. Very pleasing smell, really gets you excited to try

T: Fail. Not a fan in any sense of this beer's taste. The first sip is not bad. A good amount of your typical wheat beer taste and a strong punch of raspberry. Unfortunately, after the first drink it's out with the good and in with the bad. The raspberry is overwhelming. One of the sweetest beers I have ever had. If you do enjoy really rich, sweet beers than this may be worth a try. The smell drew me in but the overwhelming sweetness drove me away.

M: A little on the watery side. Not very wheat beer like.

Overall: This beer is just too sweet for myself. If you are a fan of beers such as Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy or like wine coolers than this may be for you. Otherwise I would suggest looking elsewhere.

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -37.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.8/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.46/5  rDev +22.7%
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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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev +33%

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2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of weekendwarrior
3.82/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bored with your normal cheap/on sale beer? This beer is a fun drink. The thick raspberry taste is great! A sweet tasting beer for around $7.00 a six pack. Wheat beer is always creamier and thicker than the normal on sale beer. Add some raspberry flavored sweetener and you've got Shock Top Raspberry Wheat! Stronger buzz at 5.20% compared to 5.00%! A good time for sure!

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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1/5  rDev -64.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -46.8%

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