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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White

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2,814 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,814
Reviews: 693
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 23.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 226 | 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 Siggy125:
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3.53/5  rDev +19.7%

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.

Mirky straw amber in color with two fingers of bright white head, dissipated quickly.Weak carbonation, no lacing

Yeasty malts, and smells of citrusy furniture polish. Appealing if you're into this style. No hop presence.

Orange presence was more detectable on the nose, more faint on the taste. Malted yeast flavors that are more pronounced and less enjoyble as it warms.

Light body and low carbonation, decent drinker on a hot day.

Overall- not overly impressed. However, I would recommend this to someone that is starting to venture away from BMC and experiment.

08-06-2011 14:15:51 | More by Siggy125
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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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Smell: citrus and spice
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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
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