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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,815 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 2,815
Reviews: 694
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 23.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 226 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We’ve shaken up traditional tastes by brewing a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale with real orange, lemon and lime peels,and then added a little coriander spice to the mix. This uniquely-crafted and award-winning ale is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-04-2007)
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Reviews by GrimmReaper:
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -2.4%

Got this one on tap at Tony Roma's at Universal Studio,tried something different,did'nt really know what i was getting into,but i was thirsty.Very hazy looking brew,cloudy off yellow,kinda like a urine sample,yeasty looking,some bubbles thin white head and mild lacing.Nose was of orange's,mild spice,Taste was not as bad as it looked,kinda tarty,with the orange flavor in there,spicey,yeasty,with wheat tinge,lite to medium mouthfeel to it,went down rather easily,thirst quencher,not really much for these wheat beers but this one i enjoyed it at the time,not something i'll go out of my way for but worth a try.

08-07-2008 17:28:36 | More by GrimmReaper
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davemarc87

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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SIRIUS2

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2.85/5  rDev -3.4%

An interesting pale hue of cloudy golden orange. There was some white soapy suds on the top that quickly faded. No lacing to note.

The aroma was interesting. I would not let them serve this with the 'mandatory' orange slice that they wanted to include but I swear there was still a faint hint of orange on the nose. Odd because I sure didn't taste any orange. Some light wheat & malt did make it past the orange but that was about it. A pleasant aroma, if not very traditional.

Well, the taste wasn't what I was expecting after such a fruity nose. This tasted like a cross between a wheat beer and a grand cru - some spice, some notes of lemon zest, and a little wheat chafe, but overall rather weak on the palate. Everything sort of falls apart on the tongue and leaves you with a watery, somewhat bitter finish.

I was very hot and thirsty when I purchased this and the first few sips did the trick of quenching my thirst. After about half a glass though as the brew warmed up, it got harder and harder to get it down. The last quarter was just a straight up shot - finally gone.

I guess I'm just turning into a beer snob a bit but I really didn't care for this. There are so many other representations of the style that are so much better. My advice would be to check the others out first if you can.

08-11-2008 18:25:09 | More by SIRIUS2
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Bottle poured into a Hooegaarden glass

Look: similar to other Belgian whites/hefeweissens. Cloudy but didn't hold head very long
Smell: citrus and spice
Feel: good, a full feel -- tempted to swish it around
Taste: very drinkable but lacking somewhat in the full flavors of top notch whites
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Kind of a pleasant surprise. The beer was a hazy yellow/orange color with a thick white head. It had a vaguely citrus aroma. Orange and a teeny bit of spice in the taste. Not too bad a beer, but it could have a stronger aroma and taste. Still, it was decent enough to drink that I would order it again.

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Looks light with a haze and almost an artificial, fizzy top. The smell is orange mist and water--memories of Walter's sprayed produce come to mind. It's edible and creamy...compared to its rice-adjunct counterparts! Far from great, but equally as far from terrible. You can definitely wash down cheap American eats with this here Shocktop. There's not much feel to speak of, but maybe a bit of effervescence off the orangey, citrusy carbonation. At least it's not a fraud!

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,815 ratings.