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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
69
poor

3,078 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 3,078
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 18
Gots: 348 | 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 Jarod:
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2.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a clear golden straw color, which threw me off since it is a Belgian White and I would say all that I have had in the past have been hazey. The carbonation level was fairly good. The head that was created was pure white and pillowy, not long lasting and no lace. The aroma was average, wheat notes, some oranges, breads and spices. The taste pretty much reflected the aromas, decent wheat, hints of citrus oranges, and a tad lime in and out and finished with a bready feeling on the back of the swallow. Not much on the mouthful, it was the first hint and reminder of who backs this brew A/B. Drinkable, well yes, better then her sisters of A/B, and if it were on tap and nothing else was available, I would get again.

Jarod, Jun 02, 2008
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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.

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 3,078 ratings.