Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Ratings: 2,719 | Reviews: 686 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PreacherBrewer:
3.35/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours translucent Orange with an off white head that keeps fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Looks appealing for sure.
S - Smells of yeast, dough, and fresh oranges.
T - Fruitiness hits first with lots of orange juice, lemon rind and a slight tardiness. This is followed by a hefty yeasty presence in the form of bread dough. Just enough hops to add an evening bitterness that lingers along with the yeastiness.
M - This is on the lower end of the carbonation spectrum. It almost has a syrupy character which is the only possible downfall (if you can call it that) of this beer. It's pretty smooth and easy to drink.
O - this beer is nothing special, but I have to give it to AB on this one, it's simple, tasty, and easy to drink. It's a go-to at the Charlottesville Pavilion for Friday's After Five.
Serving type: bottle
08-23-2011 15:49:12 | More by PreacherBrewer
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +23.6%
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 2,719 ratings.