Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by jhp40219:
2.55/5 rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
12oz. bottle poured into standard pint glass.
A - Pours with a nice white head that disappears immediately. Leaves a slight lacing on the glass as you drink which slides down the side and vanishes into the drink within seconds. Appearance is that of a cloudy dull orange color. Definitely not much to admire.
S - What smell? I can't smell much of anything. I even let this warm up to room temp hoping to get something out of it. Faintly orangy with a bit of malt is all I am getting.
T - Again, not much here. A bit malty at first is all I taste which disappears quickly behind a slight orange and a biscuity taste. Nothing strong until I got to the last couple of drinks, then the sediments came through. The sediments were just an amplified taste of malt and biscuit. Not bad, just nothing spectacular.
M - Thin and bubbly. Carbonation stings the tongue a bit. Little bit of orange taste comes through, but not much else.
D - As a fan of craft beer, this is definitely not something I would pay to drink again. Flavor is weak and boring. I guess if you don't normally drink anything outside of Bud or Bud Lite, this would probably be bursting with flavor and very drinkable. A step up from Anheuser-Busch's typical macro fare, but not much. And a step down from Michelob's line.
The fact that they even mention this as being a "Belgian Style" is a slap in the face to every decent Belgian beer out there. Without a doubt the bottom of the line in any Witbier I have ever had.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2010 01:51:32 | More by jhp40219
More User Reviews:
2.96/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to pretty much nothing
S: A bit of citrus and spices with a wheat backbone. A bit simple, and a little too much of what I can only describe as a sports bar stink... weird
T: Definitely wheat-forward with quite a bit of the orange peel and a bit of the coriander and spices. Not too much else
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit chalky
O: A very mediocre witbier which is pretty much what you'd expect from AB. Decently drinkable, but could get a little cloying after a few
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 06:04:20 | More by BEERMILER12
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,656 ratings.