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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
71
okay

750 Reviews
THE BROS
69
poor

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Reviews: 750
Hads: 3,407
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 20.33%
Wants: 46
Gots: 696 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-04-2007

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.
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Reviews: 750 | Hads: 3,407
Reviews by RickS95:
Photo of RickS95
3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
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. (625 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SoulFroosh
3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Get all preconceived notions out of your head before drinking....

Don't think about who it was made by
Don't view it as a crafty beer

Just drink. It's pretty refreshing! I would say on a blind test that it has an adjunct light base, but ramped up slightly with some depth and nicer mouthfeel. Looks pretty good too.

As long as this stays in the correct price range (lower end) it's a decent and tasty alternative to the piss filth Anheuser-Busch pumps out otherwise.

Cheers (478 characters)

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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.87/5  rDev -5.9%
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. (1,307 characters)

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1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of dalygnus
3.94/5  rDev +29.2%
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 (371 characters)

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4/5  rDev +31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

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4/5  rDev +31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.