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:
879
Reviews:
139
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
23.97%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
337
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Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WickedBeer
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
2.49/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a Dull honey yellow with high white head fast to dissipate. Very hazy

Smell- Tart green apple. apple juice, wheat

Taste- Starts off much like cider. Sulfite flavor with a big kick of green apple tartness. Not much unlike an apple jolly rancher. Apple crispness starts to fade into a dry lingering finish with wheat malt tastes.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thin in body with medium carbonation.

Overall-A bit too cider like, but made good use of apple and provided a solid wheat finish.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nosquatch
3.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much better than expected. A little sweet, but not overwhelming. An easy drinker.

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Photo of Brew_ski
2.36/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tolnik
3.81/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good by the beach beer.

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Photo of KarlHvK
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Icampbell17
3.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt1147
3.99/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.75

Find this to be a little bit too carbonated.

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Photo of Exeggutor
3.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Almasi_
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of evostudios12
3.62/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmartinger
3.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeRa
4.5/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.26/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

341ml bottle, just called 'Crisp Apple' in Canada, where it is part of the mixed dozen Shock Top box.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and faintly creamy bone-white head, which leaves a bit of sparse coral reef lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of saccharine cheap apple cider, a further simple syrup sweetness, and some very overwritten wheat and corn graininess. The taste is musty green apples, dissolved berry sugar, store-brand creamed honey, hard to really pin down bready wheat notes, and a very low-key and generic weedy and musty bitterness.

The carbonation is fairly lightly-rendered in its fluffy frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, I suppose, with a wee fruity creaminess trying oh so hard to exceed expectations. It finishes still sweet, but not overly so, the so-called 'crispness' of the apple flavouring doing well to emulate that part of the general experience.

Not the worst of this line of fake fruit-addled, ill-bred wheat beers (or are they ales? It doesn't say on the label one way or the other). The apple comes off too sweet at first, but eventually dials it back to a nice middling hum. Yeah, this would be acceptable as a freebie at any backyard BBQ, which for me, means between May and September - now, it's merely a curiosity.

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

Photo of XIII
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.29/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color ale with a small bubbly head with limited retention. Aroma of fake apple notes with sweet notes. Taste is also dominated by fake green apple notes with some adjunct notes. Body is light with OK carbonation. Quite terrible with no real wheat notes.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mike_Aguirre
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden, hazy with a very mild white foam head. Aroma is very cidery and sweet. Taste is also like apple cider, almost not like beer. Bold body with low carbonation. I didn´t like this much, not beer taste at all.

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Photo of buckyp
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GaBengal
2.84/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
3.17 out of 5 based on 879 ratings.
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