Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by nightcrawler:
3.88/5 rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I picked this up, not realizing it was an AB product until I got it home. I figured the store would not take a return and after the batch of bad ZON I had, I figured I'd try it.
It poured a thick dark tan color and smelled of citrus. I looked in the bottle and could see a large ring of white stuff clumped in the bottom. Doesn't say that it was bottle conditioned, so I was getting scared. It says unfiltered, but come on.
I took a small sip and expected something overpouring and bitter, but it wasn't. The fruitiness is a bit more than it should be, but the wheat taste came through.
I would have liked a bit more creaminess on the tongue and less fruitiness, but otherwise I definitely would prefer this to Blue Moon if I am buying beer at a hockey game with only mega-brews on tap.
Also, for the current $2.50 price difference between this and most other 6-packs of wits, this is the one to share with someone that hasn't developed a taste for wheat beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2008 16:57:33 | More by nightcrawler
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2.53/5 rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
I am usually a big fan of Belgian's but this was almost like drinking perfume. It tastes like what my grandmother smelled like- no offense grandma. I would have possibly enjoyed it more if it had a stronger wheat taste, more like Blue Moon or countless others.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:45:40 | More by PaulAndrew
3.01/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
473 ml can purchased from LCBO. Served cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - Very hazy light orange with yellow hues. Decent 2 finger head is poured, unfortunately the head doesn't last and within a couple minutes there's only a soapy residue on top of the beer. Can't tell much carbonation wise due to the very hazy nature o the beer.
Smell - Lots of orange with a faint whiff of lemon and lime. A few spices presumably coriander. Aroma is nice but actually pretty easy to distinguish, lacks the complexity of other witbiers.
Taste - There's some orange and coriander blend again, and some wheat in the aftertaste, but it's just a bit flat. A bit of an off putting aftertaste of mineral water blended with some spices. It's a bit flat too.
Mouthfeel - A bit flat, doesn't quite have the lively carbonation I find with many witbiers. Thin bodied and the depth and character are missing a bit too. Watery.
Overall - While this is something i would purchase at a bar with limited selection, it just seems thin and flat for the style. Passable and even good for mass-produced fare, but overall pretty mediocre.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 05:04:44 | More by DenisKolkin
3.08/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a weizen glass. This is so ubiquitous I've wanted to try it for a while. Pours a hazy, light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, light citrus and a hint of Belgian yeast. Flavor is washed out orange, mild wheat and hints of coriander. Finishes with an odd light coriander, mild citrus with a hint of hops. Light bodied. Well, the looks and aroma gave me hope and I was prepared to be pleasantly surprised, but this was as expected a washed out version of the witbier style. The flavors are there, but associated with citrus that tastes like watered down orange juice or one of those old, dried oranges that have lost their bright taste. The flavor is so attenuated that the coriander tastes out of place in the finish. I would not buy this again and don't see the point of brewing it. The nice interplay of wheat and spices from witbier are missing here. Like most AB products, harmless enough to finish, but no reason to repeat.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 21:08:10 | More by LiquidAmber
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
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