Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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2.2/5 rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Shock Top Belgian White pours to a yellowish/gold color with a good deal of bubbling action, very little foam, a cloudy body, and no lacing at all. There is very little aroma, with only a slight indication of citrus and spice.
This beer offers flavors of wheat, citrus, yeast, coriander, and other spices. The citrus tastes include orange, lemon, and lime. There is even a hint of banana in the taste, ending with a slight taste of coriander.
Shock Top Belgian White is an obvious attempt by Anheuser- Busch to compete with Blue Moon Belgian White. But it doesn't quite measure up and the reason is that Shock Top Belgian White is too tame, too timid to compete with the big orange and coriander flavors offered by Blue Moon Belgian White. It also has a certain artificial character to its taste, similar to the artificial flavoring found in certain fruity soft drinks. Anheuser- Busch makes this beer using real lime, orange, and lemon peel, but the fruit flavor still seems off base.
If you want a great tasting Belgian White brew, Shock Top Belgian White isn't the answer. It isn't terrible, but it fails to impress and its flavor will frustrate most who sample it. There are tastier witbiers that cost less and taste better.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2008 18:12:41 | More by BryanCarey
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