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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   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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2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajtrupp (320) - Broomfield, 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


1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (10313) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
355ml twist-off. This stuff smells putrid, i canít explain it. The flavor is salty and just disgusting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andrew196 (1204) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Itís actually not terrible for a gimicky shocktop. Definite bread on the nose, toasted. Crisp on the follow through with a dry, fizzy finish of muted banana.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4881) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Itís darker. Unmistakable pretzel. Odd mixed in beer. Seems to be more than 5%. A little artificial on the finish. Was afraid to taste this bit its better than expected. Livable.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBeerFanatic (923) - Friona, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours a murky brown with just about no head. Aromas bread, slight banana nut bread, nutty, toffee and hazelnut. The combination of aromas make it out to be a "pretzel" like aroma but the artificial aroma used here is much like the one Iíve smelled at a local brew shop labeled hazelnut. The flavors remind me of a hazelnut beer I crafted and told myself "I will never make a hazelnut beer again". Flavor is hay, maize, light bread, slightly yeasty and that weird "pretzel" -ness..... Still think it taste like hazelnut flavoring. Its just the combinations make it out to be "pretzel" . The more you drink it the more you wonder, "why am I doing this to my tastebuds, Iím better than this." The taste is kind of an abomination.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5246) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Draft at the Ale House. Burnt-orange brown pour. Angela and tastes of a buttered pretzel and / or buttered popcorn. Just butter heavy in general. Light-medium bodied, lively carbonation. Finishes buttery. Iíd call this more of a butter than a pretzel beer. Somehow better than it sounds, but still not good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_rookie (261) - USA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a pretzel color, heh heh. About two finger beige head that disappears as quickly as it forms. No retention, no lacing. Cloudy beer, but I see no sediment.

Aroma is buttery. Pretzel...maybe. Itís more like a cereal to me, than a pretzel.

Taste is, yeah...okay, mildly pretzel. Itís a little salty, a little buttery. I dunno, it doesnít remind me a lot of a pretzel, sorry. As it warms, itís more like a bitter, I dunno.

Mouthfeel is medium body. I think it has an oily texture. It finishes mildly bitter.

Overall, well gee, you might try it because itís different. Otherwise, I canít recommend it. Iím not sure if Iím disappointed in the beer, or just with the flavor. Well, doesnít matter. You would probably be better off just taking one of those pretzels, dunking it in water, and then drinking the water. Iím sure the artificial flavoring is in the butter...hint hint, the butter in movie theater popcorn is all artificial. Same for this, I smell the butter coming from my empty glass. That may also explain the oily mouthfeel. Yeah...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (391) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle pour. Hazy amber with a quickly fading off white head. Aroma is burnt toast and sweet malts. Medium somewhat creamy body. Slightly salty and and a sugary sweet taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9620) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. Salt, toasted bread. and banana aroma. Dark amber with giant head. Sweet caramel malt, toast, light salt, and banana flavor. Nice body. Interesting - delivers on the pretzel aroma and flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5087) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Cracker, pretzel, dark bread nose. Clear tea, thin head. Bread crust, lemon, mulberry. Tangy finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Very interesting.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SKnox13 (13) - Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Aroma yeasty doughy burnt butter, small head smooth foam, color rich brown. This beer is slightly sour with a buttered popcorn flavor... Malt is not in balance with hops. Finishes dry and flat.


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