mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber with a white head. Fake raspberry, wheat, not good. Thin palate, sugary raspberry, watery, not good
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy gold with white fizzy head. Aroma of wheat and raspberry. Flavor is yeasty, wheat and raspberry. Mouth feel is light body and high carbonation. Overall, the raspberry in this seems a bit artificial and extract like.
GTAEgeek (1028) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale, hazy yellow with a fair white head. The aroma is wheat and a strong nose of raspberries. The flavor is tart, and sweet in the finish. The palate is light to medium, a little acidic, and sticky and medicinal in the finish. Overall, a very forward and abrupt fruit beer, but delicious.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Iím not a huge fan of wheat beer... Nor fruit beer.
This pours semi cloudy light amber mostly yellow in hue, small white ring of bubbles for a head. The aroma is strong raspberries. the Beer is sweet, the raspberry flavor is strong. The finish is long-ish. It is OK.
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap Pours out a murky golden amber with aromas of sweet raspberries. I donít usually enjoy fruit beers cause they tend to be oversweet. This one was refreshing without being too sweet or artificial tasting.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve tried the original Shock Top ersatz "Belgian Wheat Ale" and was disappointed when I learned this was just Anheuser Busch with a different name trying to snooker the unsuspecting public into believing that it might be a craft beer by calling it Belgian. Tonight I tried the Raspberry variety and somewhat prefer it. This is a very sweet beer which will appeal to some people who donít ordinarily like the taste of beer. If you like Leinenkuglelís Berry Weiss, youíll probably like this, since it is similar and slightly cheaper. It smells like raspberries, tastes mostly of raspberries (with some orange juice) and is not bitter at all. Nothing offensive here, and quite refreshing for a macro-brew. If Anheuser-Busch ever decides to sell this in cans for $15 per 30-pack, I would enjoy it regularly, unless I must have the taste of real beer.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unfiltered wheat beer that has artifical rasberry flavoring. Nothing special.
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Raspberry aroma is apparent. Taste is a very artificial, somewhat nasty raspberry wanna-be flavor that destroys everything else and your palate. Nice job, busch.
ChainGangGuy (4274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
I found the original Shock Top to be a lackluster, deficient witbier. Maybe the addition of some raspberry flavoring has made up for its shortcomings.
Appearance: Lightly hazed, pale yellow body with a medium-sized, not particularly lasting, white head.
Smell: Still, itís scant hints at pale malts and malted wheat, with a muted spice element and fine scent of raspberry flavoring.
Taste: Sugary raspberry additive, lightly tart, over the mild base beer. So the originally light malts and light spice are easily obscured with the berry add-on. Sweetish, lightly crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium, though airy carbonation.
Overall: Skip it. Thereís far, far better witbiers and better fruit beers to be had out there.
cheap (3751) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Has a very nice mild real raspberry aroma, smells good and appetizing. Cloudy hazy yellow with yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Taste is Ok but about average for a fruit beer. Unfortunately none of the pleasant sweetness of the aroma carries over to the taste. Basic dull fruit flavors cover up the wheat or belgie white attributes. Overall beer experience is Ok. Decent amount of sizzly co2 on the beginning of each swig but immediately goes almost flat while in the mouth. Finsh lacks any real bitterness and I like that. Goes down fairly easy but in my humble opinion that raspberry flavoring prevents this from being a good session brew.