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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   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 (5082) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (1589) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft. Pours a somewhat hazy pale orange color with a small amount of head that lingered. Aroma is sweet bread, chili pepper, and spices. Taste is like drinking spicy corn syrup, really odd. Itís not terrible but itís also not good. Too sweet and the flavors donít mesh well. I wonít be drinking this again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
monk191 (728) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Ok. Doesn't taste very different from regular shock top, surprisingly. With all the spices, chocolate and chili, you'd think that it would be a little more interesting. Seems like they held back. The result is a muddy conglomeration of flavors, with a slightly empty aftertaste. No smell at all, pours a very nice thick brown with a white head. Can taste citrus and a little bit of the chocolate. Was expecting more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3808) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
xihammerix (3) - - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
A pretty good beer. I would not mind getting it again. Really funny clear clever name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (5054) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle to a pint glass, thanks to Callipalegic. Code on the neck reads 12279-DH45. Pours a hazy brown / red color. Lots of white flakes floating about in the glass. Good, thin off-white head. Leaves a little loose lace. Medium body. Smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Slight creaminess to the body. Some chocolate in the flavor, and light spiciness, over a wheat-bready malt base. Sweet taste overall, light spice. Interesting, but odd beer overall. I donít really think the chocolate and spice notes work with the sweet wheat flavor of Shock Top. I appreciate that theyíre trying something a little different, but it still tastes like an AB-InBev product.. There is a slight basic watery metallic bite in the finish. I was able to get through it without much trouble, but the lingering aftertaste doesnít make me sad that itís gone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Sampled form a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy honey, bread, pepper and cardboard. The flavor was bitter and tart cardboard, bread and wheat. Medium length tart and bitter finish with lingering wheat and cardboard. Medium body. Blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (1833) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Cloudy amber tinted brown pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is wheat, chocolate and cinnamon. Flavor is wheat, toast, roasted, nuts, metallic notes, cinnamon, light char, odd herbal notes (not really hop-like, more like tarragon), chocolate and somewhat out of place, berry notes. Light body, oily and a little slimy feel and moderate, but sharp carbonation. Strange brew, not really sure what they are going for with this, but it is probably the best of the Shock Top stuff so far, which isnít necessarily saying a lot for itís quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
typical micro tasting from a large macro brewing. Bland, dull, not balanced or complex. Decent, not a drain pour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmonster (956) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours slightly hazy orange-brown with a large head. Typicla artificial soap sweet shock top aroma. Has spice and light chocolate malt. Medium sweet flavor. Light-med body, medium-thin texture, average carbonation and a light syrupy sweet finish. Best shock top Iíve had.

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