Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by heath1agnew:
2.63/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
appearance- didn't produce a very big head or keep any retention, and i couldn't really tell if it was cloudy or not due to the fact they handed it to me in a frosted mug. i think i'm probably being to generous with this score.
smell- had a citrus smell and i had trouble picking up anything else.
taste and mouthfeel- ok...way too carbonated. look, this basically tastes like a light beer with some citrus flavoring.
drinkability- i won't lie, it would be hard for me to stomach this all night.
notes- i'm not apposed to anheuser-busch beers, i'll try them and give them a fair shot, but this one really missed the mark.
Serving type: on-tap
12-13-2008 13:37:17 | More by heath1agnew
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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 2,726 ratings.