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Shock Top – Honeycrisp Apple Wheat

Apple Drink Profile:

Name:  Shock Top – Honeycrisp Apple Wheat
Sampled April 2017

Brand: Shock Top (Labatts)
Type:
Wheat Beer
Location of Brewing:  
London, ON
ABV:
5.2%
Website Link:
shocktopbeer.com (USA)
Ingredients:
Beer, Sugar, Malic Acid, Natural Apple Flavours. Wheat, Barley
Gluten Free:
No
Sugar Content: low/noneSize(s) available: 355ml bottle, 473ml can
Availability:
12 pack of Shock Top Sampler package
Flavour:  
Apple
Colour:  
Cloudy yellow/orange
Carbonation:
Strong head, Medium-small bubbles that are clumped together
 

Cider Crate Tasting Notes:

Smell: Medium to strong smell of beer and sweet fleshy apples.
Initial Taste: Light to medium bite, light apple taste
After Taste: Slightly tart, with earthy tones and a bit of filmy finish.  Ends with a strong wheat beer aftertaste and little to apple flavour.
On ice: A little smoother. carbonation reduced.

Additional Notes:  A wheat beer that holds a hint of apple.  Much more on the beer side then other beers which could come off as a cider.  Sweet and refreshing.

Rated on a scale of 1-5
Sweet – 3
Sour – 2
Crisp – 3
Dry –2
Fruity – 2

Next recommendations:
More Sweet –TBA
More Sour – TBA
More Dry – TBA
More Crisp – TBA

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