Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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68
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3,135 Ratings
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69
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Ratings: 3,135
Reviews: 721
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 22
Gots: 375 | 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 Siriusfisherman:
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3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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2.85/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.93/5  rDev +33.7%
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

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 3,135 ratings.