Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by JohnnyS17:
3.45/5 rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Tasted from a Pilsner glass, which surprised me, but that's what their website recommends.
A - Golden yellow and cloudy like any other witbier. About an inch of head that dissipated to about a finger thick.
S - Strong hits of orange and wheat/yeast. I imagine that is what they are going for since both are depicting on the bottle. The aroma is not as strong as most witbier's usually are.
T - Slight orange taste with some wheat. Sweet and bready as well, but dull relative to other witbiers.
M - Crisp and carbonated. Very light body.
D- Very drinkable, especially on a summer day. I could easily kick back a few of these and be off to a nice evening.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2011 00:31:54 | More by JohnnyS17
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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 2,724 ratings.