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Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Shock Topís newest edition is Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. This Belgian-Style unfiltered wheat ale is brewed with honey, caramel malt, and aged on bourbon cask staves for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment all year round.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3707) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle from 7-11 Waikiki 201214. You can really taste the bourbon from the first mouthful to the last. Dark honey colour with a head that quickly disappears. Aroma is not as strong as the flavour but you still get a sniff of honey and bourbon.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
darkstar4392 (2) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2014 does not count
Hmmm, how do I put this? Oh yeah DO NOT DRINK THIS SHITE! I get it most will say "What did you expect from a major brewer" but the bigs do make a consistent product and there?s a lot to be said for that. But this is grotesque. From the strong acridy urine smell and color (like someone who hasn?t properly hydrated in a while) to the disgusting spice notes that violate your taste buds this is completely undrinkable; it?s just...blechh! Seriously, did they dump everything from the spice rack in here? I swear it?s like I bit into matted rotting lavender and heather turf from someone?s garden. And how come I canít rate this a zero? Itís coming up .5? I poured this down the drain and even the sink gurgled in disgust at this crap. Man, whereís the kerosene and a blowtorch I need to rinse my mouth.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with small white head. Clear aroma of solid honey and malt, with notes of milk chocolate. Sweetish flavour of honey and malt, with sourish, grainy notes and a massive vanilla attack. Rough and sweetish vanilla aftertaste

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
snoworsummer (2445) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy dull amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like honey, marshmallow, and old musky wood. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like honey, chocolate, and earth.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Fleapoe (1) - Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
Wtf. This shit tastes like total crap. Should be called honey flavored dish soap beer

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
One Kelvin too cold for me. The smell! My five month old has a play mat with two foam tubes connecting the corners. For some reason my four year old likes to chew on the tubes. The smell is the same as the tubes. Donít believe me? Come on over, just bring another one of these beers. Why will I sip it, you ask? Science! or a compulsion to rate. or both or neither. Two sips and a drain poor for reasons I do not need to reexplain. A third sip is tempting, Iím reaching for it... I sniff it to remind myself... Nope, not going to do it... drain poor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (933) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Pint mug From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif. Price: $10.99 for a variety 12-pack Purchased: Dec. 3, 2014 Consumed: Dec. 3, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 8, 2014 Poured a honey, orange, hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head that dissipated rather quickly. Some bubbles coming up on the sides of the glass, but not crazy. Minimal wet lacing on the sides all the way down. Minimal retention. (Sight - 3.00) Took a step back on the first smell. Definitely different. Got caramel, honey, brown sugar, marshmallow, crayon, molasses, oaky wood, light vanilla, light chocolate and leathery spices. Intriguing. (Smell - 3.63) Taste wasnít as good as the nose, but still different. Caramel syrup, toffee, thick honey, marshmallow, brown sugar, light molasses, caramel vanilla sundae, cereal milk, leathery wood, carpet (I know) and light cocoa. (Taste - 3.38) Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, creamy finish. (Feel - 3.25) This was a different beer thatís for sure and I like that Anheuser-Busch would try something like this. Like all of their craft beer attempts, it will be underrated. I think this was decent for the style and above average for the brewery. (Overall - 3.38) 3.40 78 B-

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Frank (3018) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
What in the mother of fuck is this unholy nonsense? This combines "crafty" macro garbage w/ real craft beer trends and it is some of the worst shit I have ever tasted in my life. It smells like vanilla extract and cotton candy but not as pleasant as that sounds. It is thick, sticky, medicinal--like cough syrup medicinal--and overall is just hard to drink. This is seriously one of the worst beer recipes ever created. It is from AB so you know they didnít just fuck up the brewing of it. This tastes exactly like whoever came up w/ the idea intended and it is just absolutely abysmal across the board. This is, beyond any shadow of a doubt, one of the worst beers I have ever tasted in my life.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
sirmalachi (1) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
Usually like Shock top good enough as a step up from cheap beer but this is undrinkable. Very disappointing beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat ].
Unclear matt medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, wheat, sweet candy, artificial, sweet honey - vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, sugary honey, vanilla honey, artificial honey, just very artificial. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]


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