Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by scottmbolt:
4.05/5 rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
Anheuser-Busch's answer to Blue Moon. The problem with reviewing this beer is that I found myself constantly comparing it to BM, because they are so close in nature. However, this beer presently surprised me. It has a nice touch of sweetness, but not too much - which makes it well balanced. Maybe a hint of bitterness would make it an even better choice, but then again, it is a Anheuser-Busch brew. The color is very nice - a pale orange that reminds you of the summer months. It smells exactly like a Blue Moon, but it has a distinct difference in taste.
Overall, like some others have said, if I had the choice between the usual American brews at a bar/restaurant and this one, and no other micro-brews were available, this would be my choice.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2011 15:45:52 | More by scottmbolt
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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 2,718 ratings.