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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
12 oz bottle says 5.2%. Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a quick-fading two finger white shade. Not the most aesthetically pleasing brew. S: Is this beer, or is it cider? There are strong apple tones throughout, along with a bit of tartness and some diacetyl. Jolly Ranchers come instantly to mind here. The minor beer qualities here arenít too hot. T: This may well be cider, with its big sweetness and apple flavors, but thereís also some finishing diacetyl that I could do without. The malty finish tries to balance some of the cider sweetness...only it turns it into beery sweetness thatís a bit more unpleasant. None of the advertised spices come through well. M: Thick and sweet, as expected. Lots of carbonation, too. The problem here is that itís so damn sweet that it kills drinkability - and it canít get away with it the way a pure commercial cider like Angry Orchard can. O: I totally get this point of this product, combining a sweet apple cider with a generic witbier - the problem is it tries to be everything to everyone, and as a result, doesnít do either the cider or the beer aspect well enough to appeal to discerning craft beer/cider drinkers (plus the whole "itís made by AB-InBev" thing). Not bad for a malternative, though.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2763) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a maize shade of yellow with a white head. Aroma of sour apple with hint of wheat. Powerful artificial green apple flavor with some grain. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-14-13- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance Ė Pours a hazy golden-yellow colored brew with big billowy white head. The head fades very fast to leave only a very light level of lacing. Smell Ė WowÖ the aroma on this one is huge. You can smell it as soon as you open the bottle. It is massive of a tart green apple aroma mixed with some candy sweet smells. With these sweet aromas is a very light wheat and yeast smell as well. It smells very much like a sour apple jolly rancher candy. Taste Ė The taste starts out with a big sweet hard cider flavor mixed with some wheat flavors. As the taste advances the wheat flavors dwindle while a yeast taste comes to the tongue. While the sweet hard cider flavor remains throughout the taste it takes on more notes of a sour nature more toward the end of the taste. This more green apple like hard cider taste takes the taste to its end where it meets with some candy sugar sweetness to leave a sweet and sour (mainly sweet) apple flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is rather thin in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to just above average. The thinner body and medium to higher carbonation are very appropriate for the hard cider like characteristics of this brew. Overall- This is more cider like in nature then beer like. It is sweet and apple heavy in flavor with light hints of wheat and yeast. If you are looking for something cider like then this is not a bad go to.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkSachon (579) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Big can purchased at a convenience store in Richmond, VA. Crisp but probably too sweet. Rather flat with no great appeal.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
patrick767 (3570) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
bottle - This brew smells like an apple jolly rancher. It tastes very sweet with lots of apple flavoring. Itís almost like candy. Thereís not much evidence of a Belgian wit here. Itís not horrible but it certainly seems pointless.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBeerFanatic (850) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours a medium deep straw color with a frothy head. Aromas of jolly rancher apple, straw and slight grain in the background. Flavors of jolly rancher apple upfront (taste artificial but still tasty), slight straw. Medium sweet. The artificial apple covers every other flavor mostly. Its a aroma/flavor hog. Like a liquid jolly rancher.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Msdrbeat (48) - - AUG 10, 2014
Honestly not bad. The base beer seemed fine but the flavoring tasted artificial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Childrenís strawberry flavored medicne aroma, jolly rancher green apple underneath. Cloudy golden, thick head. Jolly rancher apple flavor, stale malt. Bubble gum overtones. Slightly fizzy, but not as bad as most macro beers. Not much in the way of witbier qualities, then again, itís not really beery at all. Regardless, this was enjoyable and refreshing. It isnít cider. It isnít beer. It isnít even alcopop. Itís something new. Despite itís artificiality, I liked it.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Aroma of honey crisp apples, taste is apples, some wheat, easy drinking, no alcohol present, definitely sugar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1499) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Cloudy golden color with decent apple aroma. Flavor seemed artificial to me. Body was solid. Average in total.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricktop86 (563) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2014
From the bottle. Aroma of apples wheat and spices. Taste follows the nose.


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