Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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3.55/5 rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Small to no head, no retention. Unfiltered, cloudy, looks a bit like grapefruit juice.
Beer was a bit cold, so only smells were wheat and coriander.
Very citrusy mouthfeel. (Even after the beer warmed up, I can't smell the citrus). Like most wheat beers, there is a sweetness and smoothness in the taste, and this is no exception.
I started to pick up citrus overtones in the taste, but still don't smell any.
The finish is smooth like the taste. It's slightly sweet, but no too much so, and there is only a presence of hoppy bitter.
I could easily drink several of these on a warm night. A better beer from Michelob.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2009 02:15:30 | More by RickS95
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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 2,716 ratings.