Friday, April 1, 2016
Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat
I saw this beer and thought about you guys! I just couldn't resist picking up a bottle of Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat. This particular shocker label features wheat mohawk guy with a head warmer made from pretzel skins. Brewed with spices, caramel malt and artificial flavors added. 5.1% alcohol. Felt like a dare to myself!
Definite pretzel aroma, nutty, caramel, molasses, salty. Caramel and caramel popcorn flavors come first. And damn, this beer hits the promised pretzel flavor on the head, persistent throughout! Spicy, some toasted malt and again salty. Body was a bit thin.
My guess? This beer gets shit on by Bud haters. I am not in love, but honestly, it's interesting and different and has good flavors (some are artificial, but who cares?). And my semi-beer drinker wife chose it "honestly" over two other (better) solid beers from well-known craft breweries we tried today. Honestly means she has no clue the AB hatred and is judging on taste alone. The End!