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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Got this at one of the local place’s "get rid of crazy seasonals" sales. The box claimed there would be some chili in there, which I didn’t really pick up. Way more malt than wheat, the spices aren’t too overboard so you can actually have a couple of these in a row. Kind of watery for all the flavor that’s in it, like you dissolved some kind of baked good in a bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbrock81 (304) - 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 didn’t 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.

3.4
   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
Bottle.
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 ’pooper’). Average mouthfeel. I was not expecting anything, but this is a pleasant surprise. Drinkable, for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3087) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (1765) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4688) - 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. Can’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (899) - 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 doesn’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a hazy amber-brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of wheat, mild cocoa and a fruity finish. The taste is wheat, chocolate, caramel, mild hops. Medium bodied. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 30, 2013
Well brewed. A little bit dissapointing in wheat features but strong and refreshing with nice aromas also.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
The aroma is chocolate, caramel, lightly spicy. The appearance is hazy dark amber, off-white head, some floaties (maybe too old?). The flavor is chcolate, spicy, cereal grains, caramel. The finish is spicy, peppery, sweet, chocolate, pine needles. Medium in body, a tad on the thick side. Realy not bad at all, better than expected.


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