shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Orange, cinnamon, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Okay - probably the best of the Shock Tops. BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Bottle. Murky orange amber pour with a small head. Aroma and taste o chocolate malt and chilies / peppers. Moderate palate. Better than I was expecting. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with nose if mild wheat, cacao, spice. Nose is pale wheaty malt cacao, spice, peppery, with a wheaty peppery cacaoey flavor. OK. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up in a mixer sixer at some dumpy liquor store in Fort Collins. Pours a murky orange appearance with a small, light brown head. Spicy chili, nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, weird corny aroma. Not all that pleasant spicy chili, toasty malty, light chocolate flavor. Not very nice. onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours out a gorgeous hazy amber with a nice sized foamy white head. Faint but delightful nose of dark caramel, earthy wheat and some sort of near-chocolate malty sweetness like a dunklewiess. Flavor is a little too light, but tastes of dark sweet wheaty malts, light blonde cereal grains, a little pale cocoa, and a dry finish. Not terrible, but I just can’t reccomend this to anybody except those who already drink Shock Top.
GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
355mL shared in spirit with womencantsail. Poured into Tired Hands stemware. Appearance is darker than I expected, deep mahogany to near black. Thicker than expected tan head. Good retention with soapy lacing. Aroma is more macro lager with sugar cube, corn, detergent, stale lemon candy drops. As it warms there is some toffee, german dark malts, cinnamon. Still a bit ’poopy’ like Leinenkugels Classic Amber. Taste is bland, chalky, mild cocoa powder, a lot of paper, some grenadine and butter. Hints of toffee and caramel. It’s not bad at all, but the spice is muted coming into swing in the aftertaste if you are looking for it. Restrained chocolate character. Finish is like Sweet N Low sweetened iced tea. Actually much better than I expected. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle to a pint glass, thanks to Callipalegic. Code on the neck reads 12279-DH45. Pours a hazy brown / red color. Lots of white flakes floating about in the glass. Good, thin off-white head. Leaves a little loose lace. Medium body. Smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Slight creaminess to the body. Some chocolate in the flavor, and light spiciness, over a wheat-bready malt base. Sweet taste overall, light spice. Interesting, but odd beer overall. I don’t really think the chocolate and spice notes work with the sweet wheat flavor of Shock Top. I appreciate that they’re trying something a little different, but it still tastes like an AB-InBev product.. There is a slight basic watery metallic bite in the finish. I was able to get through it without much trouble, but the lingering aftertaste doesn’t make me sad that it’s gone blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Hazy copper with an off white head. Wheaty and sweet malty base, light chocolate, spices, and believe it or not, a little bit of chili pepper heat in the finish. Pretty good. drowland (8938) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Hazy brown pour with a small khaki head that fades but laces decently. Light banana and caramel aroma, but not much else... the flavor is also a bit light, but again shows banana and caramel. There’s also a dingy aspect and a lingering hint of spiciness. Ehhhh. jredmond (8508) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Blipp at James’s November 2012 tasting. Aroma is sweet spice, light fruit and malt. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin with notes of spice, light fruit, wheat, malt, eh - not terrible but pretty bland.