Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by JimKal:
3/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a tulip from 16 oz can.
A: Hazy yellow cold with a two finger head that dissipated pretty quickly. There was little to no lacing.
S: Faint aroma
T: Very mild. It was hard to pick up the coriander. It tasted like a straight wit to me.
M: Light mouthfeel, again like a wit.
O: I remember trying this when I first got into craft a few years ago and liking it. So, seeing it in a 16 oz. can intrigued me. While there is nothing offensive here there is nothing to bring you rushing back other than the convenient packaging.
Serving type: can
02-06-2014 13:11:20 | More by JimKal
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3.66/5 rDev +24.1%
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 2,720 ratings.