Chad9976 (1087) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I poured a 16oz can into a weizen glass. It was canned on 11/9/13 and cost $1.90 ($0.12 per ounce).
Appearance: Dirty blonde body. Translucent with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a large, white, foamy head which slowly dissipates and doesnít lace the glass.
Smell: Nearly identical to most childrenís green apple-flavored candy. No authentic beer aroma.
Taste: Beers like Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat are difficult to honestly judge. While I enjoyed the taste I experienced in this beer, it seemed quite obviously artificial to me. In fact, this doesnít even really drink like a beer and is probably better considered as a flavored malt beverage (aka "alcopop"). Despite that, I have to say I liked the taste and drinkability, though I feel a little ashamed to admit that.
Just like the nose, the taste of the beer is quite similar to that of candy (especially Now & Laters). Itís a sweet flavor of green apple and sugar, though it is not rich or cloying. The label indicates that the beer is supposed to be "Belgian-style" and is brewed with cider, spices and a bunch of flavors added. There is no other information beyond that. Iím inclined to believe the cider and spices are used sparingly and all that "natural flavors" are in abundance. Since it tastes like candy, the palette is appealing. But as a true beer enthusiast I want something much more authentic and complex.
Drinkability: If ever there were a beer meant to be drinkable, this is it. The mouthfeel is akin to juice in that itís a little thicker and more tepid than your average lager. Though it does have a bit of a watery texture to it and the finish is almost completely clean. Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is refreshing though, I have to admit it. It seems a little too heavy at 5.2% ABV, since the body is so light. Iím sure many mainstream drinkers would have no trouble sessioning this, especially in the summer.
justinz91 (11) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from bottle to beer glass. Apple smell very pleasant. Golden color with hazy liquid. Thick white 2 finger head that disappeared very quickly but thatís come to be expected from Anheuser-Busch. A sweet/bitter green apple flavor with a hint of honey. Light body with a creamy texture. Carbonation is very lively with a bitter finish. Overall itís not bad but donít think I will buy it again sour apple is kinda a weird taste but if your into that thing go for it.
paljoey (9) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not bad apple beer. The taste is a little light. I would have another but probably not buy it.
Block (1232) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty much what you would expect. A pale wheat beer with a sweeter finish and and apple touch.
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
draft, just not one of my favorites beers. Drinkable, some sweetness in the taste, light body and mild with heavy imitation apple flavoring.
jbuskirk (305) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is the kind of beer that I usually make fun of people for drinking. Lo and behold, I drank it one evening with a friend. Big mistake. My testicles dropped off of my body, shriveled up, and died. Alright, admittedly Iím being an ass about this beer. The point is, it tastes like a weak wheat ale paired with apple extract. Not my thing, but I enjoy being a jerk to people who drink it. Iím a bad person. Iíll just stop typing now.
trujahwarrior (480) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can pours a hazy golden color with a thin fizzy white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of apples and wheat. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a nice sour apple flavor. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with a semi dry finish. Pretty good apple beer.Nice use of wheat and slight use of hops. Surprised this is from a macro brewery.
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft.
A- Apples, citrus, honey.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, minimal head.
T- Very sweet and medium sourness.
P- Light body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, crisp sour finish.
O- A good apple beer. A little too sour and quite sweet but still refreshing.
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of sweet apples
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of heavy sour green apple that makes me think of sour green apple lollipops or bubblegum. Thatís pretty much all there is when it comes to the aroma. I wouldnít call the aroma bad, but it is a bit much. It pours slightly hazy dull golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sporadic thin rings left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate apple that is more apple juice than the candy-ish sour apple in the aroma. The finish has a touch of wheat and grass. Itís light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation that is a tad fizzy at times. Overall, I expected this to be much worse. Iíd never buy a 6-pack, but I certainly wouldnít refuse to drink it again. Iím sure it would be pretty refreshing on a hot day.