GarrettB (1255) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 21st, 2013 - Shock Top, like Blue Moon, has stretched itself in directions far flung from its origin. Like an amoeba, groping around for food, it feels like Shock Topís marketing is pushing brewers to find new flavors to appeal to loyal customers. And while most of these efforts can feel thin and cursory, the Raspberry Wheat version of the Shock Top is not bad at all. The nose has light hints of watermelon flavored candy and strawberry, and the palate is light, effervescent, bubbly and airy. Both of these qualities make for a easy sipping summer brew. The flavor is like the artificial watermelon and strawberry flavoring in DumDum lollipops, and for that reason, a little too sweet. But otherwise itís a fine, foamy beer ready to work as a substitute dessert, or even play a part in some cooking. Pair with strawberry shortcake for extra fun.
shrubber85 (9325) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Raspberry,wheat malt, and straw aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet raspberry and light wheat malt flavor. Light body. Tolerable but not much malt comes out in the flavor.
beer_rookie (183) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice honey color. Cloudy. Looks like honey. Pretty decent head that is long lasting. No lacing really...
Smells like raspberry. Very heavy on the raspberry. Unnaturally like raspberry. Reminds me of the raspberry of a Bacardi Raz. I also smell some roasted malt, but itís very light. But the raspberry smell is great and overpowers it. I really like the smell.
Taste is artificially raspberry. Itís way too much raspberry.
Mouthfeel is light to medium. Goes down real easy, but the artificial raspberry lingers too long.
Overall, this is cute. But even for a flavored beer this suffers. Itís way too artificial. Even an actual raspberry doesnít taste like this. Iím disappointed. I donít taste any orange or anything else Iím supposed to. Iím not going to try this again. I would suggest you avoid this also, unless itís free
Bricks (774) - Delaware, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells and tastes like authentic raspberry, but it is quite sweet. Not that enjoyable due to sweetness.
YigSvartka (227) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy transparent yellow with a meager sized white head. Overwhelming aroma of synthetic candied raspberry. Mid bodied and smooth. Some yeast and malted wheat backbone is present, but is supplanted by the candied raspberry. Drinkable, but far too sweet.
swiseman (451) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a golden yellow with thin white head. strong aromas of raspberry bubblegum. very strong taste of artificial raspberry flavoring. finish is mildly sweet with some VERY faint hops. mouth is left with a tinge of over-ripe raspberries. good beer for those who like the taste of fake raspberries, but not beer. probably a great transition beer for someone who wants to get off coolers.
berkshirejohn (5291) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. A hazy pale amber pour with a fast fading bright white head; sour raspberry aroma; sweet raspberry taste; with a dry metallic finish - perhaps from the coriander. Fresh and not too sickly.
bennetporter (443) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a cloudy straw from a bottle, quick-dissipating thin white head with no lacing. Smells saccharine sweet, tastes like soda. Meh.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated on 4-15-2013 (Bottle) This beer forms a small of-white head that quickly dissipates, hazy straw yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is artificial raspberries, sweet, light wheat, citrus, coriander, and sour. The flavor is sweet, artificial raspberries, light coriander, and light wheat. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. Too sweet and too artificial tasting for my liking. This is a beer I have no interest in revisiting,
anders37 (20000) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity sweetish raspberry aroma. Fruity wheat malty malty sweetish raspberry flavor. Has a sweetish fruity raspberry finish.