Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Ratings: 2,725 | Reviews: 686 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Misfit138:
3.8/5 rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A friend gave me a bottle of this to try, I never it had before.
A- Pretty average yellow fizzy beer, nothing exciting here.
S- The beer has a nice citrus aroma, I was actually impressed.
T- I think the beer taste pretty much like the style should, citrus and some wheat.
M- Very light, as expected. Fairly carbonated.
D- Not bad, I wouldn't go out of my way to get this but considering who makes it and how easy it is to find its an ok choice.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2008 16:16:43 | More by Misfit138
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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 2,725 ratings.