Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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68
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3,134 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,134
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 21
Gots: 373 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We’ve shaken up traditional tastes by brewing a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale with real orange, lemon and lime peels,and then added a little coriander spice to the mix. This uniquely-crafted and award-winning ale is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-04-2007)
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Reviews by Procrastinator:
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3.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle with freshness date noted. Poured into goblet. I've had this beer a few times on different occassions.

Appearance: starts out very bright yellow, but is quickly subdued by the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Murky yellow after pour with nice
two-finger head, which quickly turns into a cap of foam. Carbonation stays suspended under the top layer of foam.

Smell: citrus scents of lemon, lime and orange peels. Definite yeastiness and typical Belgian Wit spice of coriander.

Taste: flavors are rather gentle, but lemon and orange seem dominant. Spices of coriander, nutmeg and pepper with a yeasty zing.

Mouthfeel: carbonation is quite beneficial while the body is a bit watery.

Drinkability: very refreshing with gentle flavors and adequate carbonation. Summer quencher
and found at plenty of watering holes.

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of dalygnus
3.93/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 3,134 ratings.