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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale brewed with Midnight Wheat, chocolate malt and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Ummmm, Midnight Wheat? I was expecting something, I dunno, very dark, silly me. A light old leather brown brew with amber at the edges. There is a thin khaki head that lingers. The nose is like sweet gingerbread doused in chocolate. There appears to be a hint of chili, but I am probably making that up because of the label. The taste is like musty old gingerbread with a bit of cola thrown in. There is also some hint of citrus, which is just out of whack with the rest of the brew. I think I get just the slightest faint hint of chili in the finish, along with a little bit of ashy wood. Not bad, but boring as usual from a fake micro.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4974) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized dark auburn colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-transparent light brown colored body. The mild aroma was wheat. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild pleasant flavor contained notes of wheat and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (4703) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours out a gorgeous hazy amber with a nice sized foamy white head. Faint but delightful nose of dark caramel, earthy wheat and some sort of near-chocolate malty sweetness like a dunklewiess. Flavor is a little too light, but tastes of dark sweet wheaty malts, light blonde cereal grains, a little pale cocoa, and a dry finish. Not terrible, but I just canít reccomend this to anybody except those who already drink Shock Top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Not a whole lot in the aroma. Immediately can taste the chocolate. The wheat isnít overpowering, like so many of these shock tops. Still, itís not that good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Musty wheat malt aroma with roast. Overly complex label dude. Foggy, medium brown with a foamy head thatís nearly white but not quite. Interesting flavor - the chili notes make me want to have a good kosher dog with mustard. Dry, starchy, the bittering is spread out and not concentrated on the approach or the finish. Mild roasty porter notes at the end. Medium-light body, tight carbonation. Light burn at the end. Not a world-beater, but definitely worth a rating. Really, the more I think about the hot dog thing, the more this presents itself as a decent tailgate/BBQ selection. Procured at the former Petro, corner of Bull Headley and Bannerman, probably soon to be at major gas stations everywhere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, medium-dark brown with a few fingers of airy, off-white foam.

Smell: Not particularly effusive, this one. A little touch of unsalted saltines, a bit of stale chocolate powder, and some slight spicy notions.

Taste: Modest wheat malt tasted coated in a thin veneer of sweetish chocolate. Slight fruitiness. Then, thereís a spiciness that makes one smile. Mainly, as to play it safe, they muted that spice character down as far as they could. Thanks, focus groups. The spice passes quickly, going back to the middling tastes of wheat, chocolate, and vague fruitiness until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Focus groups.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Backlog rating on 11-02-2012 at Cap ní Cork Covington Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN. This bottled beer has a small tan head with a lengthy retention, amber body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is chocolate, malt, wheat, and sweet. The flavor is chocolate, malt, sweet, wheat, and some fruitiness. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. I am not impressed with the flavor of this beer as it just does not come together very well. Hence, this beer is not on my to drink again list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4298) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
From a twist off bottle. A little perfumy on the nose. Wew, strongish initial taste bud impact, but never goes over the top. Fades quickly to a rapidly apparent dullness of wheat. Yes, different but still al little on the BMC processed side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4286) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
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. (3512). Hereís to the end of the Republic...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4282) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
The aroma is a little watery but has burnt malt, coffee, adjuncts, and a touch of chocolate. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is average. Overall itís borderline interesting but canít get the chillies.

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