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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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760 Reviews

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Reviews: 760
Hads: 3,479
Avg: 3
pDev: 23%
Wants: 47
Gots: 748 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-04-2007

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.
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Reviews by liamt07:
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3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can from the LCBO, 473ml into a pint glass. Canned March 18, 2011.

Poured a pale orange, a few shades lighter than the colour of the can itself. Fluffy head of a couple fingers forms and settles to a foamy cap, retains moderately without any lace. Nose is mild, some wheat, light orange and faint zestiness. Taste struggles to represent the witbier stlye, yet still remain under the constraints of feeling like a macro beer, containing a weak BMC lager feel throughout. Some wheat, mild citrus, grain notes and mild hint of alcohol is present in the finish. Some spice (coriander as per the can) makes its way through in the finish as the glass warms. High carbonation, and yet a surprisingly decent body with a bit of weight to it at times. Definitely not hard to put down, and ideal for a warm day, yet nothing special as a wit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SoulFroosh
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Get all preconceived notions out of your head before drinking....

Don't think about who it was made by
Don't view it as a crafty beer

Just drink. It's pretty refreshing! I would say on a blind test that it has an adjunct light base, but ramped up slightly with some depth and nicer mouthfeel. Looks pretty good too.

As long as this stays in the correct price range (lower end) it's a decent and tasty alternative to the piss filth Anheuser-Busch pumps out otherwise.


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2.25/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of SIRIUS2
2.87/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -41.7%

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2.82/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +50%

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3.75/5  rDev +25%

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3.94/5  rDev +31.3%
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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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -25%

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
70 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.