Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by drakkath:
2.8/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 32 oz mug, coded freshness date.
a: hazy golden, head quickly fades with no lacing 2/5
s: hint of fruitiness, spices 3/5
t: taste just like it smells, with nothing added. Not very textural, and nothing lingers beyond a swallow. Very mediocre. 3/5
m: Very light with alot of carbonation. 2.5/5
o: This just feels like it should be called Bug Light with Orange. There is nothing here to set it apart from the mass produced beers. If your other options are the usual selection of macro beers, then this would be another choice, but, even then, there is nothing special here. I got a sixer of these, downed them within 2 hours, and I doubt I'll go back to it unless I'm buying something quickly at a small service station. 2.5/5
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2012 17:30:03 | More by drakkath
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3.66/5 rDev +23.6%
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 2,719 ratings.