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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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 nationwideand available on draught at select locations.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (5009) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2017
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/12/2016. Pours hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of steaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, toasted biscuit, salt, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt, spices, and light-moderate yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, toasted biscuit, salt, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, toasted biscuit, salt, light chocolate/nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, spices, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel; a bit on the thin side, but good. Slightly watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a good witbier. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, spices, and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and easy to drink. Surprisingly tasty for a gimmick beer; tastes like a balance between witbier and salted pretzel flavors. A nicely flavorful and enjoyable offering.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle taken to a party. The bready pretzel flavor and aroma were present but they were not particularly good. It wasnt off putting, just not something I need twice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cajun (445) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle - Pours a dark copper/brown with fizzy white head. Aroma of salty pretzels and sweet wheat malt. Flavors of malt and pecan sandies, with a caramel hint, mild hops center. Pretzel aftertaste. "These pretzels are making me thirsty!"

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeachBeers (15) - - NOV 21, 2016
I loved this beer. Despite the other poor reviews, I still rate this as the best beer I have ever had. Maybe its my love of pretzels...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1741) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy, murky medium brown with a high, creamy, fine-grained, off-tan head. Nose is wheat toast, salt, imitation maple syrup, and a very small amount of phenols. On the palate, its reminiscent of a mediocre American dunkelweizen. Theres a little molasses sweetness and a little dark roast grain, and to be honest its not bad at all. But theres nothing about it to me that says pretzel, particularly. Finish is medium-long and clean, and thats where I can finally taste the wheat/wit element. Not too bad, actually; I might drink a sixer of these on a week I was short on cash.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (190) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured into glass. You can smell the heavy wheat pretzel aroma. Thin white head and the unique taste of pretzels inside this unusual brew. Smooth on the palate.and above average style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Supermarket. Hazy brown body with medium head. Nose is malty, spices, pretzel for sure. Taste is malty, toasty, caramel, toast. Thin texture. Malty finish. Okay. Not super interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (10215) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Draft at Capones. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, wheat, bready. Tasted like a pretzel, pretty amazing homology.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1972) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2016
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Weizen glass at 43. Color is dark brown with just a slight haze. Carbonation is good giving it a small white head. Wow they nailed the aroma, it smells just like a soft salted pretzel. It has a light body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is not quite as good as the aroma but still tasty with a little pretzel, salt, caramel and spice showing. After taste is clean with the salt hanging on the end. Overall its good but seems to be missing something.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
p0rkch0p (99) - Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Fizzy cola pour with quickly gone head. Taste is so pretzel like it seems to have born in a lab, not a brewery. Kind of a gimmick, had to check it out.


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