Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by scootny:
2.7/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
The Bud of Witbiers. Not bad looking with and orange tinge to a cloudy gold brew. Sizable head recedes quickly. Smell is orangey with note of wheat malt, yeast, and spices. Taste is unimpressive. There seems to be orange flavoring as well as spices instead of the traditional citrus that comes from good brewing. Wheat malt is present and give it something to enjoy. Finish is crisp and dry with a light tartness. Feel is light and lightly carbonated. Not bad but I wont be looking for more of this. Blue moon is a much better macro Wit.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2011 02:30:32 | More by scootny
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3.66/5 rDev +23.6%
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 2,716 ratings.