Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by JustinMann:
4.47/5 rDev +51%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
When the waitress delivered my Shock Top, I admit that my expectations were low because there was an orange slice on the glass (the nerve!). I've always kind of thought that you serve orange slices with fruity beverages with even fruiter names, not beer! At any rate, I decided to keep an open mind, and I'm glad I did.
The yellow-gold-colored beer had a light, frothy head and a mouthwatering aroma reminiscent of a fruit basket. When the first sip of brew hit my tongue, I immediately understood where this drink got its name. The flavor shocked my taste buds with orange, lemon, and lime. As I washed it down, I was left feeling refreshed. This Belgian-style wheat ale is low on the bitterness ("hoppiness") and has plenty of flavor to go around. The quaffable libation really hit the spot on a warm day.
I was surprised to find that Shock Top is brewed by Anheuser-Busch. I tend to overlook mega-breweries when I'm searching for a new great-tasting beer. I feel like they are all about production and not so interested in creating innovative, flavorful varieties of beer. Thank you, Anheuser-Busch, for making me drink my words. I'll be back for more.
Serving type: on-tap
10-16-2011 00:03:20 | More by JustinMann
More User Reviews:
2.96/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to pretty much nothing
S: A bit of citrus and spices with a wheat backbone. A bit simple, and a little too much of what I can only describe as a sports bar stink... weird
T: Definitely wheat-forward with quite a bit of the orange peel and a bit of the coriander and spices. Not too much else
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit chalky
O: A very mediocre witbier which is pretty much what you'd expect from AB. Decently drinkable, but could get a little cloying after a few
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 06:04:20 | More by BEERMILER12
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,663 ratings.