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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   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 nationwideóand available on draught at select locations.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajtrupp (279) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1245) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Well, it certainly delivers on the whole pretzel thing. Very bready, with aroma and flavor of a pretzel. Interesting, but not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Right from the aroma you get Pretzel and thatís all you get. Then the first few ounces it is a pretzel beer you want. Then it is too much and then you pour out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thegreenrooster (3261) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is kinda like a pretzel. Flavor is exactly like a hot soft pretzel. Doughy, with that brown outside taste down to the salt on the outside. Like many have said there is no way you would drink a six pack of this let alone a 12 oz bottle. A small sample is plenty. Itís a gimmick sure but I canít knock it too bad since itís exactly as advertised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Tasted at St. Louis Brewerís Guild Heritage Fest 2014 in a cool nonic sampler glass. Gimmicky and not something youíd want a whole pint of (much less a 6-pack, which is obviously why it isnít sold in stores), but to me this is a perfect special-release festival beer. It really did taste exactly like a Bavarian Soft Pretzel. Bready with some white-flour sweetness, slightly buttery and salty. I know what youíre thinking, that doesnít sound like a very good beer. Thatís true strictly speaking, but such as it is, one of my favourite brews sampled all night. If nothing else, it saved me a trip to Grantís Farm for my annual Amber Bock and pretzel fix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Sampled at Heritage Fest. Amber and a little gaze in it. A white layer. Sure enough this smells like a pretzel. Tastes a little like it too. But it is almost doughy. Some wheat notes. Unique and certainly jot horrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8833) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Yes it tastes like a pretzel in my wheat. Novelty, but not a pintís worth. On tap at MacGregor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4303) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
I give this a better grade because it damn well tastes like pretzel. Some light crisp papery salt finish. Lots of pretzel. Bread yeast. Scored this by sneaking into the VIP section by acting like Omar from the Wire and watching and waiting. Some salt. On tap at DC Summerfest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of pretzel and malt. Taste is pretzel, malt, and grain. Why?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidbread86 (41) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pretzel in a glass. Are you serious? Really good. Not much in the way of wheat, but I canít complain. Really tasty.

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