poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle available in grocery stores all across America. Why do I feel the need to buy the newest Shock Top beers whenever they show up? Morbid curiosity, maybe? Pours cloudy orange-yellow with a quickly collapsing white head. Aroma is predominantly cider with a bit of wheat in the background, with floral perfumey notes and maybe some Off mosquito repellant--or maybe this beer conjures up summertime memories for whatever reason. Tastes like a cider but has the mouthfeel of a wheat beer. This is pretty odd. I canít say it tastes bad, because it doesnít. There is a slight chemical off-note that isnít too distracting, really. Mouthfeel is creamy like a nice wheat beer. Not bad for a Shock Top, but I still feel a little lame drinking this.
Chudwick (1541) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle - pours hazy gold with white head. Nose is sour apple ranch candy. Sweet and tart. Applesauce aftertaste.
IceChipsSky11 (77) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
eruizgarcia (152) - - NOV 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong apple aroma but not seamlessly integrated into the beer. A bit funky at the end. Pretty sweet but not too much. Itís ok but Iíd rather have cider.
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Itís cheaper for brewers to make apple flavored beer than real hard cider.
I get that. What I donít get is why anyone would drink apple flavored beer rather than real cider. Real cider is better and worth the extra money.
This is rather dry. And the wheat characteristics shows through the fake apple flavor. Not horrible but not good either. Bottle.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with no head. Aroma of artificial apple cider, sweet and fake. Taste is apples, then a fake cider sweetness, then an awful stale malt aftertaste. This is pretty bad
weihenweizen (1383) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours hazy pale yellow with medium off-white head. Medium carbonation, no lacing, and nice tart apple aroma. Taste is apple and soft wheat. If the taste matched the aroma this be would be good.
tad_davis (4) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Taste good but it leaves the pallet quickly. All in all not a bad beer though. I have had other apple or cider beers and this is very crisp tasting. I just wish the taste stayed.
Beerandhockey8 (157) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From 12oz bottle to tulip. Pour is a milky yellow, thin active head that quickly disappeared. Nose is heavy green apple, other citrus, smells like a green jolly rancher. Taste is very light, sweet. Highly carbonated, finishes smooth but with that carbonation bite. For a mainstream InBev company, not terrible. However not a beer Iím going to seek out anytime soon.
cwald (89) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
HQT night. Bottle. Tasted like a sour apple martini... our a caramel apple candy. Not terrible... but more of a cider than a beer. I call it a girl n beer... wife lived it. My bottle had yeast sediment.
Meaganleo (2) - Wooster, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is fantastic. Less sweet than most Apple beers / cider which is a plus. If you like fruity beer you will enjoy this!