Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
3.83/5 rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - A hazy light orange color. Contains a good deal of carbonation with adequate (though quickly dissapating) head. When served in the proper glassware and viewed in proper lighting, a condensated glass of Shock Top could be mistaken for a light colored cup of orange juice.
S - A smell typical of wheat beers with a definate blast of orange.
T - Strong blast of orange when served on-tap, but not so strong out of bottle. This beer is a definate white beer with all the typical wheat flavor characteristics.
M - This beer is a tad thin, but very refreshing.
D - Excellent on-tap, so-so when bottled. Either way, this beer is a very refreshing brew.
Shock Top is a beer that should not be overlooked just because it is branded with the Anheuser-Busch logo. In fact, I would have never even guessed this was an Anheuser brew until I inspected the label on the bottle.
This beer certainly stands up to other mass-produced American white ales.
Serving type: on-tap
09-03-2008 05:48:25 | More by SimplySinister
More User Reviews:
3.66/5 rDev +24.1%
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 2,720 ratings.