Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Matthew_Phoenix:
3.38/5 rDev +14.6%
Had this at a restaurant last weekend.
A: Cloudy and almost orange in color with a nice head. Not bad.
S: Orange and spicy, maybe a little wheaty, but mostly orange and spice.
T: Mostly follows the smell. Not awful, but it just stops after the fruity spiciness, nothing after that, I was waiting for more, not bad though.
M: Average carbonation. Maybe too watery, goes down pretty easy.
O: Its not bad, I think they were trying to be like Blue Moon too much, Blue Moon is better by the way. But this one isn't bad and you can have a few of them in a session just fine.
05-09-2013 18:55:39 | More by Matthew_Phoenix
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2.85/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
08-11-2008 18:25:09 | More by SIRIUS2
3.93/5 rDev +33.2%
Bottle poured into a Hooegaarden glass
Look: similar to other Belgian whites/hefeweissens. Cloudy but didn't hold head very long
Smell: citrus and spice
Feel: good, a full feel -- tempted to swish it around
Taste: very drinkable but lacking somewhat in the full flavors of top notch whites
Overall: very good but not the equal of best imports or Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
03-23-2013 19:40:10 | More by dalygnus
3.05/5 rDev +3.4%
Kind of a pleasant surprise. The beer was a hazy yellow/orange color with a thick white head. It had a vaguely citrus aroma. Orange and a teeny bit of spice in the taste. Not too bad a beer, but it could have a stronger aroma and taste. Still, it was decent enough to drink that I would order it again.
04-02-2008 19:39:23 | More by lordofthewiens
2.78/5 rDev -5.8%
Looks light with a haze and almost an artificial, fizzy top. The smell is orange mist and water--memories of Walter's sprayed produce come to mind. It's edible and creamy...compared to its rice-adjunct counterparts! Far from great, but equally as far from terrible. You can definitely wash down cheap American eats with this here Shocktop. There's not much feel to speak of, but maybe a bit of effervescence off the orangey, citrusy carbonation. At least it's not a fraud!
11-22-2012 21:13:24 | More by marvin213
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,822 ratings.