Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple 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: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is a unique, hand crafted brewed hybrid of Belgian wheat beer and sweet cider, with natural Honeycrisp flavor added to produce an innovative new brew that is crisp, refreshing and flavorful. This unfiltered brew is the perfect beer to welcome the warming Spring days.

Added by Jason on 01-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
885
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
23.66%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
340
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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/7/2016. Pours hazy golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense 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 tart green apples, lemon, orange peel, pear, coriander, clove, light pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, apple/spices, and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart green apples, lemon, orange peel, pear, coriander, clove, light pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light fruit tartness and herbal/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart green apples, lemon, orange peel, pear, coriander, clove, light pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, apple/spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from tart/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, fairly crisp, and lightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a good fruited witbier style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, apple/spices, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.12/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.59/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden in color with a white, finger width head that fizzes away within seconds. Fizzy bubbles rising from the bottom a bit like champagne.

Smell - Tart and sugary apple... like a green apple jolly rancher.

Taste - Follows the nose. Sweet and tart, with a lot of apple and a subtle wheat undertone. Light spice in the finish. Gets a bit cloying after a few sips, but it's decent enough to finish the bottle.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with lively, fizzy carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

Overall - They say this is a belgian wheat, apple cider hybrid, and that's what it tastes like. It's not great, but it does have some good flavor, even if it's a bit too sweet to drink more than one.

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Photo of nater919
2.98/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
2/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kevINSIGHT
3.35/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Holy Jolly Rancher Green Apple flavor! A bit too sweet and artificial tasting for me. If you like ciders, you'd probably enjoy this one, but just a little too sweet and flavored for me to really consider it a beer.

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Photo of JimboLahey
3.92/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrianScott
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dag1991
3.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.79/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer tastes exactly like those candy sour gummy rings, the green apple flavored ones. so of course the beer tastes good but it's also overwhelming after a few drinks of it because it's so sweet and tart (I even started drinking an IPA before i finished this beer to cut down on the sweetness and sorta even out my taste buds).
Just like you wouldn't eat a whole bag of the candy, you wouldn't want to drink a whole six pack.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of daigakusei11
1/5  rDev -68.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Dirt611
2.32/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mattjp03
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled the Canadian version of this, as brewed by the fine folks at Labatt. The apple is relatively dialed back and pleasant - certainly not the worst beer I've ever tried. Definitely a"summer sipper" that will suffice if there is nothing else on hand.

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Photo of -chii-
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Electros
3.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.39/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJ63
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBuckley73
3.21/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmv0009
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad apple beer/cider. Drinkable and refreshing. Better than angry orchard which I find too carbonated.

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Photo of Theginger
4.28/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBr3wster
2.29/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A murky drink that is more cider than beer, the Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is disappointing considering that Shock Top usually does pretty well with other wheat beers.

Look: Poured into a pint glass and the foam dissipated within a minute. The look is murky does not look like a pleasant drink.

Smell: It smells like an acrid cider and nothing like a wheat beer.

Taste: Too sweet and acidic at the same time and no hint of the wheat flavor whatsoever.

Feel: A little syrupy, but overall a decent, carbonated feel.

Overall: Had to eat with this drink to get rid of the aftertaste. I'm not a huge cider fan, but this tasted worse than most I've tried.

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Photo of Guillette13
2.92/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
3.17 out of 5 based on 885 ratings.
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