rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden orange with small head. tastes fake as can be, like apple soda mixed with some beer. that said, it’s a nice combination.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-apricot color with a large foamy off white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was strong sweet caramel apple with a hint of bubblegum. The flavor was tart and tangy bubblegum, apple, faint caramel and a hint of yeast. Medium length finish of bubblegum, apple and yeast. Medium body. Pleasant.
jgb9348 (5173) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a thin, one centimetre tall white head. Aroma of apples, sugar, fruits, alcohol and tons more apples - strong, but very fruity and sweet. Medium-bodied; Strong apple flavour with a hint of malt and a lot of sugars right behind. Aftertaste is almost all sugars with a very fruity flavour, a cider like flavour with some yeast and a hint of spices. Overall, a fairly easy-drinking, light apple beer with more cider tastes than wheats and a drink that most women would probably enjoy. That said, it wasn’t awful and sadly, drinkable. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 24-February-2013 for US$0.98 sampled at home in Washington on 04-March-2013.
kramer (5433) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow body with a small fizzy white head that faded very quickly to a wispy film. The nose is pretty obscene with the apples. Smells more like green apple Now & Laters than it does Honeycrisp apples. Rather tart and overly sweet smelling with just a minimal yeastiness. The flavor is still a bit off from Honeycrisp, which is one of my favorite apples. Can’t shake the resemblance to those green apple Now & Laters since I first thought of it. This is overly sweet and sugary with very little left to indicate that this is a beer. Lighter bodied but a little sticky and clingy from all the residual sweetness. Moderate fizzy and prickly carbonation. Not sure that I can finish a bottle of this, it’s kind of upsetting my stomach from all the sweetness.
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle picked up at Smiths
Appearance: Hazy orange with a medium sized white head, some lacing
Aroma: Apples, honey and cinnamon
Taste: Wheat, apples, honey and citrus
Not bad, better than the other shock tops I’ve had.
shrubber85 (9309) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Caramel and Granny Smith apple aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet candied apple flavor with a light bitter finish. Better than most other Shock Top "beers" but still reminiscent of apple Kool-Aid or Slice Apple soda (for those who remember the apple drink craze in the early 80s).
vikingguy (956) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy pale yellow color with small white head. Fragrant apple aroma. Not terrible as the wheat beer base comes through. The apple flavor is is sweet but not over-the-top. Apple is rather tart and a sweet aftertaste. It’s ok for what it is but couldn’t drink more than one.
blutt59 (6266) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, cloudy orange pour with no foam, aroma and flavor is green jolly ranchers, cider finish
bpreo (2110) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
It definitely tastes like artificial apple flavor. Not much in terms of a wheat beer.
stevencon (514) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dahlia’s rbwg! Hazy milky straw color white head. Aroma of sour apple candy not real apples. Still smells good though. Taste of tart sour apple, artificial. Tasty and very drinkable but more a beer cocktail than a beer.