Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Illtryit:
3.3/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
clouded, yellowish orange pour provides a light and fluffy 2 inch head. Not much lacing at all.
A good hunting dog could probably get something out of this, but all I smell is orangy malt.
Taste is OK. Orange, grain and not too much else.
Crisp carbonation gives this beer a sharp feel. Thin and wispy, but not too bad considering it was brewed in swimming pool quantities.
I'll give AB a thumbs up for effort on this. It does have some pretty good citrus bite to it and it is very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2011 00:26:04 | More by Illtryit
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3.66/5 rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Have always been curious about this beer. A lot of people (undeservedly, I might add) give this beer low scores merely because of who makes it. I decided to pick it up at the local Fastmart. Here goes:
A: OK, but somewhat lackluster. Beer pours a cloudy yellow, which is normal for beers of this style. The head was also nice and fluffy, but it quickly dissipated and left no lacing whatsoever (I mean NO lacing). Usually Belgian ales - especially low-density ones - leave a ton of lacing due to protein-synthesizing yeast. Not so with this beer.
S: OK, but somewhat muted. Can detect coriander, spice, white pepper, lemon and orange. However, to my surprise, the smell only lasted for a couple minutes after opening the can! Not as strong as I would've liked, but oh well.
T: Bordering on good-to-OK. Has a nice citrus flavor, and I can detect lots of spices. However, the beer lacks that bready characteristic that's typical of Belgian ales (i.e., the one produced from Belgian yeast). It feels somewhat less robust than it should be. Otherwise, this would be a good brew.
M: Somewhat lackluster given the lack of a bready character. Otherwise OK.
O: An OK representation of the style. Would much rather have an Allagash White, though.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 18:26:31 | More by leantom
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,716 ratings.