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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale brewed with Midnight Wheat, chocolate malt and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5839) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Aroma is spice, a hint of chocolate and wheat. The flavor is wheat, mildly tart fruit, malts and low but lingering spicy heat in the finish. Although slightly thin, it was pretty good, donít know if Iíve ever rated an AB beer/ale this high.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
This pours a light brown color with a foamy beige head. There is a slight scent of chocolate and chili spice mixed with wheat. This is a complex, darker wheat flavor with elements of chocolate and spice as it promises. Surprisingly decent for being an AB-InBev competition product to Blue Moonís line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bagalagalaga (157) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Got this at one of the local placeís "get rid of crazy seasonals" sales. The box claimed there would be some chili in there, which I didnít really pick up. Way more malt than wheat, the spices arenít too overboard so you can actually have a couple of these in a row. Kind of watery for all the flavor thatís in it, like you dissolved some kind of baked good in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1184) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a roasted nutty chocolate overtone to it, very light wheat undertones, and a nutmeg and coriander note intermingled. Appearance is a cloudy brown with a hint of orange and an off white head that diminishes into a soapy film. Taste is where this brew shines, the chocolate nuttiness of the malt, then a very subtle but noticeable chili note, the backend wheat notes of a Witbeir. Palate has got a very carbonated mouthfeel, with the caramel maltiness first up then falls asleep into a nice nutty almost oat like creaminess. Overall, Very interesting beer from AB. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma somewhat muted, malty, chocolate, a bit of coffee roastiness, Flavor is pretty decent, again quite malty, a bit of sweetness, more coffee and chocolate, and some spice on the finish. I didnít really pick up much chili, just some general spiciness. Palate is fairly heavy, thick mouthfeel. Carbonation is pretty decent, maybe tending just a bit to the harsh side. Overall very decent, if not as interesting as they try to make it sound.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours a deep, foggy amber with a nose of movie theater popcorn. Flavor is movie theater popcorn with a light scorching from too much time in the popper (I almost typed ípooperí). Average mouthfeel. I was not expecting anything, but this is a pleasant surprise. Drinkable, for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4031) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a decent caramel malt with some cocoa in there. Flavor is some chocolate malt, wheat and hot spice. Finish is a little hot pepper spice with some chocolate and dark chewy wheat malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Deep brown color, thick head. Smells oof nuts, chocolate an spice. Tastes slightly wheaty but more malts then anything. Surprisingly decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is actually pretty beer like, which is a big step up for this series of beers. Some light chocolate and husky grain notes with malted wheat and a bit of earthy yeastiness. Smells almost Dunkleweizen like. Canít say that I get a whole lot of chili aromas, but there might be a touch. The flavor is fairly Dunkleweizen like as well, some nice earthy wheat and chocolate notes up front, fading to a yeasty and chocolate laced finish. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation and a decently lingering finish. This is by far the best of the Shock top series to date. It could pass for a decent craft brew. Just goes to show that these guys can make a decent beer, they just have to stay away from the syrupy sweet fruit tainted garbage like the raspberry and lemon variations.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2012
The smell of this beer is quite unremarkable but has definite dough yeast and bready malt. In a glass, this beer looks quite mahogany until you put it up to the light, which is when the complex and beautiful amber brown can be seen. Also, it has a fairly frothy white head. When you drink the beer, the taste doesnít hit you immediately; rather, it unravels as it flows down your throat, but it does taste like a standard wheat beer with a little extra spice (although it is not too remarkable and memorable). The way it coats your mouth with a nice lively carbonation and a slick, thin texture is quite nice, and it finishes quite abruptly.

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