j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a lightly hazed amber brown with a thin white head. Soft spices and a touch of yeast on the nose. Medium bodied, burnt spices, a touch of warming alcohol. Spicy on the finish, a bit of burnt spices and an earthy bitterness.
PhillyBeer2112 (2528) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the better Shock Top beers, a pleasant surprise, and one that I would even drink again. Dark cloudy copper color, foamy head, though somewhat brief, minimal lacing. Nose hints at chocolate and chilis with a hint of the citrus zest typical of wheat beers. Flavor similar, with chili just giving a hint of smoke and tingle, no real heat, but its there. Whatever other spice is present is indistinct. Overall profile is semi-sweet, balanced, medium feel.
jeremytoni (3000) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
jhamp9 (1071) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark copper pour with a thin white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is a little roast and caramel. Taste is some roast and wheat with some bitterness but pretty thin.
edgallow (2192) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of grains, malts and spice. Taste is the malts and only a hint of the Chili's .
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Rotbart (155) - - NOV 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown in color with a nice, tan, long lasting head. Minimal aroma. It has a medium-strong bitter taste that eases somewhat on the palate with a hint of spice.
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty brown with an ugly tan head. Aroma is caramel and malt. The taste is a sort of soggy chocolate and wheat. Finish has a bit of spice to it. I don’t know what it is, but something is a bit off with this...everything tastes a bit sickly and I don’t think I’d grab another bottle of this again. 6% alcohol.
unclemattie (4217) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pours cloudy brown, off-white head. Aroma of banana and chili. Hints of chocolate malt. Taste of an odd spice, very little chili, a nice presence of chocolate, mostly wheat flavor. Finishes with a little tingle way way back in the back of my throat. On of the better Shock Tops.
Here’s to the end of the Republic...
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Hazy brown pour with a small khaki head that fades but laces decently. Light banana and caramel aroma, but not much else... the flavor is also a bit light, but again shows banana and caramel. There’s also a dingy aspect and a lingering hint of spiciness. Ehhhh.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light tasting for a wheat beer but still has that almost meaty flavor. You can definitely taste the spices. It has the lovely cloudy appearance of a good wheat beer and it is well worth trying if wheat beers are your thing.