DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Not my favorite beer, but better than the lemon shandy. On tap at the LA beer fest. Pours hazy yellow with small head. Apple cider flavor. SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Aluminum can from 7-11: Poured a glowing yellow liquid that had a haze of sediment and a thick frothy foam cap head. Aroma is pure artificial apple and smells identical to apple flavored Jolly Rancher. The flavor is similar to a apple jolly rancher too but in a disturbing mutant 7-11 fake slurpee type of way. This is actually gross considering it is a beer. dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Seriously anything less than an 8 for aroma is just anti-Budweiser bias. This smells amazing, like breaking the skin of a Golden Delicious apple with a hint of sweetness. The flavor amazingly tastes more like a cider than a beer and any wheat characters are pretty well masked by the sweetness. Overall this was surprisingly tasty. timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Upon opening, the first thing you get is apples. Fairly carbonated with little head retention. Cloudy wheat beer with nice golden color. Aroma of apples and pear, some fresh cut grass. Apples all the way down with some flour notes on the finish. . Is just what it says and as I expected. 1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Had this a long time ago and didn’t rate. From memory, aroma is apple and wheat. Flavor is apple and wheat.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle from craft. It was ok. All their beers are thin in the body, but the fruits seem to taste real. Nice apple and wheat finish. kevinator (2622) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
I can’t say I was surprised as this pretty much met my expectations, which weren’t high; however, it does adequately describe what’s in the bottle. You’re hit in the face with apple and not much else. The color was light golden with a frothy head. Palate was thin and highly carbonated. This definitely was infused with cider or maybe just apple juice. Very one-sided and too sugary and soda-like. Judging by the cool orange slice with a mohawk and sunglasses, I was hoping for a party in my mouth. Didn’t happen. Haslinger (963) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle my buddy who is really into ciders bought, pours a dirty yellow, smells like jolly rancher candy. tastes like jolly rancher green apple candy as well with some slight sugary malt at the end, and I want to say thats a bad thing and hate this beer but as much of a fake Budweiser product its pretty drinkable and although I wouldn’t search this out I would definitely drink it again. arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours honey yellow with a tiny little head that fades as fast as soda. It smells like apple juice, pear juice, and candy. The taste is a mixture of apple juice and wheat. It’s very thin and sweet. It’s a good alternative to a super sweet sugary cider. ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
I poured a 16oz can into a weizen glass. It was canned on 11/9/13 and cost $1.90 ($0.12 per ounce).
Appearance: Dirty blonde body. Translucent with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a large, white, foamy head which slowly dissipates and doesn’t lace the glass.
Smell: Nearly identical to most children’s green apple-flavored candy. No authentic beer aroma.
Taste: Beers like Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat are difficult to honestly judge. While I enjoyed the taste I experienced in this beer, it seemed quite obviously artificial to me. In fact, this doesn’t even really drink like a beer and is probably better considered as a flavored malt beverage (aka "alcopop"). Despite that, I have to say I liked the taste and drinkability, though I feel a little ashamed to admit that.
Just like the nose, the taste of the beer is quite similar to that of candy (especially Now & Laters). It’s a sweet flavor of green apple and sugar, though it is not rich or cloying. The label indicates that the beer is supposed to be "Belgian-style" and is brewed with cider, spices and a bunch of flavors added. There is no other information beyond that. I’m inclined to believe the cider and spices are used sparingly and all that "natural flavors" are in abundance. Since it tastes like candy, the palette is appealing. But as a true beer enthusiast I want something much more authentic and complex.
Drinkability: If ever there were a beer meant to be drinkable, this is it. The mouthfeel is akin to juice in that it’s a little thicker and more tepid than your average lager. Though it does have a bit of a watery texture to it and the finish is almost completely clean. Shock Top Honeycrisp Apple Wheat is refreshing though, I have to admit it. It seems a little too heavy at 5.2% ABV, since the body is so light. I’m sure many mainstream drinkers would have no trouble sessioning this, especially in the summer.