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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajtrupp (298) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Well, it is what it is. I imagine a brewer had a bar owner friend who got sick of having free pretzels on the bar, so this was a favor. It was a free 4 oz taster. It was okay. Don't know if I could drink a full one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2647) - South Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2015
On tap. Pleasant but highly unusual aroma and flavor. InBev has taken the pretzel idea seriously and successfully. There’s so much good pretzel aroma and flavor here that there much be artificial flavors and aromatics, but they don’t strike me as artificial [excepting the buttery aspect]. O: recommended for both quality and uniqueness.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LetsGoState (653) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Appearance is medium white head with amber. Aroma is mostly pretzels. Taste has much less pretzel and more of a sweet malt. Overall just not enough character.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (901) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 3, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a one inch plus beige head that lasts. Taste is of pretzel, salt, malt, bread, spice and some citrus. Bready and pretzel aroma. Has a medium and slight creamy body. Kind of odd sounding, but it works.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
On tap ... just had to try this one. Hazy golden color an averaged sized head. Yep, who put a pretzel in my wheat beer ... hey who put wheat on my pretzel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GnarlyGnome (713) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2015
This is gross, and amazing at the exact same time. I give AB props for coming up with this... It does exactly what it's supposed to... Taste like a freaking pretzel. Not sure if I'd ever want a whole beer, but it's "different".

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkKnight1968 (3) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
Ok. Clearly taste the "salt." Overall not bad for something different but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhatB420 (714) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2015
12oz into a glass. This is awesome, yet odd A salted dough pretzel in a beer Perfect for baseball. Not for more than one. Solid preztal taste, salt, dough, etc. Color is cloudy dark amber, which is nice. Head is flat and gone. This is fun though, soft pretzels everywhere in aroma and taste. Picked it up in the shock top 12 mixer for 10 99. Still having fun, but its a novelty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Completely weird but when you think you had enough of it you keep sipping form it. Nice to have with friends.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Smells like old stale bar pretzel and wheat. Tastes like old stale bar pretzels

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barnacle_Ed (30) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 My initial reaction on discovering this one was along the lines of "WTF?". And now that I?ve tried it...well my reaction remains about the same. An interesting novelty that literally does taste like a pretzel, but I have a tough time taking it seriously. Couldn?t finish the bottle. Bonus points for humor though.


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