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Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Just in time for National Pretzel Day on April 26, Shock Top has united the classic taste of a crisp, cold beer and warm, bakery-fresh pretzels in its newest brew, Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat. The brewer today announced the limited-edition beer, a Belgian-style unfiltered wheat ale that delivers the delicious taste and aroma of fresh pretzels, will be served up at beer festivals nationwide—and available on draught at select locations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Brown pour with a puffy head. Salty and bready aroma. Definitely smells like a pretzel. Flavor is slightly sweet at the start with a salty and dry bread and pretzel flavor. Wasn’t what I was expecting but actually kind of good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puboflyons (2224) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. I must say that it has an attractive pour with its amber color and modest, albeit short-lived cream colored head. But after that things go downhill. The aroma is pretzels, malts, and sweetness and I found it to be a little overbearing. Medium body. Like the nose, the taste pretzels have an obnoxious overbearing character to everything. But I suppose that was the point. What will they think of next?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4053) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Aroma is mild/medium pretzels, malts and a hint of salt/minerals. The flavor is mild pretzels, a hint of salt, malts and an expected dry finish. Interesting, don’t know if I’ll have it several more times, but pretty good for AB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Trade with Aurelius - thanks! 12 oz bottle - murky, tea-like pour, little to no head. Aroma has some raw dough notes, some briney notes. Flavor has a nice saltiness to it with some pretzel like doughy notes, some tannic notes in the finish. Slippery mouthfeel. Interesting novelty

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2014
For all the people bashing this for being a novelty beer. SO WHAT?!?! This may be one of the best "novelty" beers ive tried. For one, its exactly what they say it is. Pretzel. From the first second I cracked the bottle open to the last drink was perfectly consistent. Pretzel. Tastes salty, buttery, burnt, grainy. It is what they say it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bonesy2 (4) - Ocoee, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
I like it. Tastes like beer and pretzels. The flavor is subtle and real, not phony. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (933) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass From: Albertsons in Alpine, Calif. Price: $10.99 for a variety 12-pack Purchased: Dec. 3, 2014 Consumed: Dec. 5, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 8, 2014; Bottled read, “To serve, pour down side of glass until ½ inch is left in bottle. Swirl and pour remaining brew to release the aroma and flavor. Enjoy!” Poured a caramel, amber, mostly murky color with one finger of khaki tan head that dissipated almost right away. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal spotty foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.50) A pretty unusual smell with pretzel leading the way. Also got unsalted peanuts, caramel, toast and some roasty malts. (Smell - 3.13) Tasted slightly better than the nose. Tasted red roasty malts, caramel, some toffee, toast, pretzel, toasty nuts, light nutmeg and other faint wintry notes. (Taste - 3.38) Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.25) This was probably the worst of the three new ones I tried in the variety pack behind Shockolate Wheat (love it) and Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat, but still a decent value for a $10.99 variety pack (also Shock Top Belgian White) (Overall - 3.25) 3.30 76 B-

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
damzz (279) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
This beer lives up to its name. It smells like pretzels, tastes like pretzels, looks like pretzels, and made from wheat like a pretzel. What more is there for a - ah - twisted pretzel beer? Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, wheat and toasted bread, pretzel like indeed. The taste is wheat, caramel, spice, salt, stone fruit, burnt popcorn. Thin bodied. A novelty for sure but not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1518) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Damn, I was really hoping and looking forward to some wild pretzel flavors. The beer is malty with caramel. Not too much pretzel and the yeast may have been a little off and didn’t give you the bready feel.

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