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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is a unique, hand crafted brewed hybrid of Belgian wheat beer and sweet cider, with natural Honeycrisp flavor added to produce an innovative new brew that is crisp, refreshing and flavorful. This unfiltered brew is the perfect beer to welcome the warming Spring days.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (279) - - JUN 22, 2014
Foamy and lacy, clear until you swirl the last bit left in the bottle and pour it in. Pale gold. Yeasty nose. Light body, delicate but not weak flavor, very refreshing, well carbonated with a rather coarse mousse, decent length. Very sweet but also crisp, carbonation and refrigeration can help prevent it from being cloying. Apple, yeast, no hop. Good aperitif, interesting combination of beer and cider. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ferris (3019) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft - Sweet green apple. Cloudy gold with a thin white head. Semi sweet green apple with a light bit of malt.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Draft at STL brewery. Aroma is all tart apple. Pour is a very hazy orange yellow color with no head. Taste is sweet up front with a quick tart apple jolly rancher. Crisp dry finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wilnatp (560) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted at Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Fest - May 17th, 2014 during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast. Notes were a bit light.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2014
THOUGHTS: Just about right between a beer and a cider. Quite refreshing. Great beverage. Don’t know if I can really call it a beer, though. TECHNICAL: Drank 3/8/2013. Bottle. Poured a hazy, medium to dark yellow with an average to large head that mostly but slowly diminished. The aroma contained light wheat, light to moderate yeast, apple, apple cider and apple skin. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately acidic and lightly sweet and bitter with a short to average duration. There was wheat, yeast, apple skin, apple, candy candy and apple cider. The light to medium body was fairly dry with soft but tingly carbonation and dry and metallic finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
More Shock Top. I thought I was done with these, no worries, here’s my take on this one. Into a pint glass, the appearance was a fairly amber to light brown color with a decent looking half finger-ed white foamy head that left an exceptionally light lacing trying to cling to the glass but its sliding for the most part. The smell, well, it had the apple, if anything. Did it have anything else? Hmmm...not really. The taste, well, its sweet and it has the apple. On the palate, this one sits pretty light and sessionable. The carbonation seems to be good for the "fruit beer" style. Overall, hey, not a bad Spring beer at all. Would I have it again? Hmmm...maybe if offered, but not one for me to actually seek out.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
vilsack1987 (21) - - JUN 10, 2014
Good summer beer. A little sweet taste more like a cider but taste like apples. The shocker made a good choice with this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kmlen87 (23) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Great flavor of a cider and a beer in one. Classic shock top logo. Apple taste is not artificial.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (1835) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Drank from can. Smells like a green apple jolly rancher and tastes like it too. Slightly artificial in flavor. Hint of apple cider sourness in the finish. Not terrible but not something I’ll ever go back to.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frank (2763) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
This stuff smells and tastes exactly like a spiced version of Woodchuck Cider or any of those apple flavored alcoholic soda pops. The main difference is this is a little skunky, which is just bizarre. It’s in a bown bottle and how much hops can be possibly in this crap anyway. It pours a headless cloudy orange and has fairly mild carbonation. It claims to be a hybrid but this is really more of a cider than a beer--though not really a good cider. I suppose this stuff serves a certain purpose for a lot of people but it is not exactly what I’d call a sophisticated beverage, designed and intentended for consumption by adults.


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