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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
69
poor

3,072 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 18
Gots: 345 | 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 stevecee2003:
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3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sold in a bottle that was "born-on" dated four months before purchase. Don't know how much that effected the taste this time. I have tried this beer before and it did seem a bit spicier then.

APP- Pours with a light amber colour, and a bit cloudy as well. A huge head that threatened to overtake the glass. Some sipping was in order to stave off the foam. A tiny no-no in my opinion. I want to taste the beer outright, at first sip.

SMELL- a light citrus smell. But it says right on the label, "made with Orange, Lemon, and Lime peels". Still not a strong smell. Just light and the hint of citrus.

TASTE- Clean, refreshing taste. The citrus really comes through clean. Although the fruits are not in an overabundance. As a session beer in summer this could do for a nice evening out with friends sitting on the balcony, or at an outside cafe'.

OVERALL DRINKABILITY- Possibly a good session beer for those who are inclined to citrus. Its not too sweet. Just light and refreshing. Think Wheat beer with lots of lemons and limes thrown in.

OVERALL- Not bad, really. I didn't expect much, and its easy to drink. Its not impressive, but perhaps that's the point. It doesn't try to be.

stevecee2003, Apr 13, 2008
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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.

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 3,072 ratings.