Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
3.2/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Serving Type: Bottle, well within best consumption date
Appearance: Cloudy with a heavy orange/gold tinge that becomes much more bold with brighter light showing through
Smell: The citrus is very up front, then immediately after follows the traditional smell that many of the mainstream white wheat ales (such as blue moon) exhibit.
Taste: As with the smell, the orange and citrus flavor is noticeable instantly, it is a very natural flavoring and is a nice precursor to the light wheaty and bready after effect. The citrus lingers momentarily and grows into tart right before it is gone leaving you with the other spices.
Mouthfeel: The beer has two very distinct flavor sequences as described above. In the first, the beer hits your tongue and settles into your mouth very smoothly, but as time grows on the carbonation gives the beer a frothy feel that lingers around even after you have finished drinking. This is most likely due to the lack of creaminess, which is this beers major downfall.
Comments: Overall this beer is very good, it falls short in a few areas, but it makes up for it with its unique flavor. I can see how up in the north someone would try it and not be convinced by its qualities. But if you were down in Houston, Texas with me experiencing temperatures consistently over 100 degrees, it sure is a great, refreshing wheat ale to have in your cooler. You can bash it in many places, but its drinkability and refreshing flavor make it a good bet for hot summer days.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2011 03:11:59 | More by Siriusfisherman
More User Reviews:
2.53/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
I am usually a big fan of Belgian's but this was almost like drinking perfume. It tastes like what my grandmother smelled like- no offense grandma. I would have possibly enjoyed it more if it had a stronger wheat taste, more like Blue Moon or countless others.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:45:40 | More by PaulAndrew
3.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
473 ml can purchased from LCBO. Served cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - Very hazy light orange with yellow hues. Decent 2 finger head is poured, unfortunately the head doesn't last and within a couple minutes there's only a soapy residue on top of the beer. Can't tell much carbonation wise due to the very hazy nature o the beer.
Smell - Lots of orange with a faint whiff of lemon and lime. A few spices presumably coriander. Aroma is nice but actually pretty easy to distinguish, lacks the complexity of other witbiers.
Taste - There's some orange and coriander blend again, and some wheat in the aftertaste, but it's just a bit flat. A bit of an off putting aftertaste of mineral water blended with some spices. It's a bit flat too.
Mouthfeel - A bit flat, doesn't quite have the lively carbonation I find with many witbiers. Thin bodied and the depth and character are missing a bit too. Watery.
Overall - While this is something i would purchase at a bar with limited selection, it just seems thin and flat for the style. Passable and even good for mass-produced fare, but overall pretty mediocre.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 05:04:44 | More by DenisKolkin
3.08/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a weizen glass. This is so ubiquitous I've wanted to try it for a while. Pours a hazy, light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, light citrus and a hint of Belgian yeast. Flavor is washed out orange, mild wheat and hints of coriander. Finishes with an odd light coriander, mild citrus with a hint of hops. Light bodied. Well, the looks and aroma gave me hope and I was prepared to be pleasantly surprised, but this was as expected a washed out version of the witbier style. The flavors are there, but associated with citrus that tastes like watered down orange juice or one of those old, dried oranges that have lost their bright taste. The flavor is so attenuated that the coriander tastes out of place in the finish. I would not buy this again and don't see the point of brewing it. The nice interplay of wheat and spices from witbier are missing here. Like most AB products, harmless enough to finish, but no reason to repeat.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 21:08:10 | More by LiquidAmber
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
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