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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,906 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 2,906
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 23.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 262 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-04-2007)
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Reviews by selecter70:
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2.78/5  rDev -5.8%

I have to state a definite curiosity with the new Michelob attempts at brewing a decent beer. While I don't expect much, it is nice to be surprised that they can make something basically decent but not eye-opening. The most offensive aspect is the stupid 'crazy mohawk orange slice' character that evokes some kind of skateboard energy drink. Then again, there's plenty of bad art on good beer, so I digress. The 'custom' bottles are a nice touch, with the instructions to pry off the cap, which seasoned Michelob fans might not expect. The pour is a decent yeasty pale but bright yellow that one might expect from a wheat beer. A full off-white 3 finger head set in my wit glass that soon dropped down to about 1 finger & left some good lace. The aroma was as expected, a citrus-lemon yeast, while the flavor a sweet orange that dominated lemon & spice undertones. Not saccharine, but a bit too sweet & orangey, like some kid's chewable vitamin. Fairly refreshing & medium-bodied, it is a decent & cheap wheat that serves up well sitting in the sun.
I won't actively seek it out again, but won't turn my nose up at it either.

selecter70, May 27, 2009
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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.

SIRIUS2, Aug 11, 2008
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3.93/5  rDev +33.2%

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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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,906 ratings.