cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the Busch tour tasting room, not much to choose from, pours a hazy dark yellow with a thin bubbly head, aroma is of carbonated apple juice, I suppose that’s what it’s supposed to be, flavor is a tart front end with a sharp honey crisp apple like finish, could be worse, seems a little sugary for my tasting overall, meh.
Thisis12ptfont (1086) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carbonated scent of apples and cinnamon. Huge foam top with a gold appearance. Interesting cider overtones with a strong, biscuit like malt base. Much like what you get from a lager or light ale. Overall, not too bad. Kinda like a cider lager.
Barreras (1488) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy yellow with a sweet apple aroma. Taste is a bit sweet with a quickly dissipating aftertaste. The honey taste comes through, especially at first taste. Overall a fruit beer that was a bit odd.
newwbeer (1) - North Port, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma outstanding,fresh apples
Appearance great body
Taste great mouth fresh and refreshing
Palate just enough flavor to make you want. More
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a cloudy golden color. This is a very well carbonated beer. Nice white head that dissipates quickly. The beer poured about one finger of head. Smells of apple cider or juice. Maybe a hint of cinnamon or other cider spices. The taste is very sweet. Tastes of sparkling apple juice or sparkling cider. Slight other fruity esters, reminiscent of a wheat ale…..which it is. Not bad, not great though.
Antflies (1) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a big cider fan, I am however a big wheat fan.
I also do not care for shock top regular wheat.
Apple flavor is pronounced, but not even close to being overbearing.
Good aroma, still retains the crispness of what a beer should be.
Metalchopz (2990) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased a 6-pack on the way back from playing a few US gigs. As always, hard to imagine A-B owns Shock Top, as these are pretty good summer fruit wheat beers. Pours a cloudy golden colour with high carbonation, creating a white head that stays a while and coats the top of the brew with a 3mm of foam. Smells like freshly squeezed apple juice with hints of spices. The taste is sweet, but not as much as the nose gives out to be. It does have this apple crisp taste with the apples and spices. All nicely balanced with the Belgian yeast, wheat and hops. Almost creamy mouthfeel. I like this one, but could probably not drink too many in a row as it is sweeter then most fruit beers.
ronaldtheriot (1704) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shock Top Honey Apple Crisp has a thin, quickly-dying head, a dark golden, apple juice appearance, with lots of bubbles (etched tasting glass), and not much lacing left behind. The aroma and taste are of apple flavor, sugar, and children’s sugary breakfast cereal. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Shock Top Apple Crisp finishes sweet and chunky. Overall, this will appeal to those who prefer sweet, flavored beer-based products, and will be hated by those who prefer the traditional taste of beer. RJT
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of apple, slight caramel, toffee, hints of vanilla, lots of sugary notes. Taste is a mix of sweet apple, vanilla, slight caramel, hints of sugar, finishing sweet, sugary. About what I expected.
jredmond (7176) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering. Probably courtesy of Blipp. Pours a light body with notes of apple, wheat, artificial sweetener and candy.