Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by jahilgen:
2.33/5 rDev -21%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
I drink this at local minor league baseball and hockey games 24 oz. plastic glasses.
The beer appears too orange and too clear and consistent to give one any indication that it will taste like a Belgian white. Color appears artificial and left only the slightest head.
Smell is overly citrus and again appears artificial, almost candy-like.
Nothing really present or complex when you drink it, you can tell it has been flavored orange but it is not authentic and leaves the palate as soon as you sit the beer down. However it does not offend the palate and I do enjoy the beer at sporting events.
Overall nothing special but still better than typical sporting venue beer and is a nice selection for sporting events. My favorite at sporting venues in the Michigan area.
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2010 16:46:05 | More by jahilgen
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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.