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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,646 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 2,646
Reviews: 683
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 22.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 154 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Champs_76


4.5/5  rDev +52%

01-17-2013 20:47:43 | More by Champs_76
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RyGlas


4.5/5  rDev +52%

12-26-2012 00:00:57 | More by RyGlas
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Brad007

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +52%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: Pours a cloudy yellow-white color with a small but foamy head.

Aroma: Coriander and orange peel in the aroma. Appetizing smell but will the taste match up? So far, so good.

Taste: Nice and wheaty. Orange peel and coriander make their presence known upfront. Pleasant and like eating an orange. Goes down smooth. No goofy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Never too dry or wet. Smooth.

Verdict: I actually like this witbier. It's smooth, decent and interesting introduction to the style. I will give A-B credit for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 01:51:39 | More by Brad007
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ddanforth12

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +52%

01-14-2014 03:54:17 | More by ddanforth12
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jf9776

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +52%

09-17-2012 03:12:54 | More by jf9776
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Bergenboy1981

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +52%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We saw this beer by chance in a local wine shop and figured we'd try it.

The beer has a very nice color, good head, good carbonation, and nice citrus refreshing flavor.

This beer is a lot like blue moon, just a little more mild and smooth of a flavor, and a tad more citrusy.

I like it, so does my bud...we'll definately buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 04:05:34 | More by Bergenboy1981
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fishguyac

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +52%

12-06-2012 19:40:25 | More by fishguyac
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SamAdams327

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +52%

12-09-2013 04:07:17 | More by SamAdams327
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AMson

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +52%

07-31-2012 21:20:47 | More by AMson
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jeff430

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +52%

12-20-2011 05:54:47 | More by jeff430
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eastman_homebrew

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +52%

07-23-2013 17:48:07 | More by eastman_homebrew
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brauchj1


4.5/5  rDev +52%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Slightly cloudy orange but clears up a bit after pour.

Smell - Citrus, orange with a hint of wheat

Taste - Like summer exploded in your mouth and said "I'm here!!"

Mouthfeel - Pretty light and smooth

Overall - Definitely one of my top favorite. It's light, smooth, refreshing and not overbearing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 23:35:01 | More by brauchj1
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south33

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +52%

01-07-2012 21:29:44 | More by south33
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AcreoAeneas

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +52%

12-05-2012 05:23:36 | More by AcreoAeneas
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JustinMann

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +51%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When the waitress delivered my Shock Top, I admit that my expectations were low because there was an orange slice on the glass (the nerve!). I've always kind of thought that you serve orange slices with fruity beverages with even fruiter names, not beer! At any rate, I decided to keep an open mind, and I'm glad I did.

The yellow-gold-colored beer had a light, frothy head and a mouthwatering aroma reminiscent of a fruit basket. When the first sip of brew hit my tongue, I immediately understood where this drink got its name. The flavor shocked my taste buds with orange, lemon, and lime. As I washed it down, I was left feeling refreshed. This Belgian-style wheat ale is low on the bitterness ("hoppiness") and has plenty of flavor to go around. The quaffable libation really hit the spot on a warm day.

I was surprised to find that Shock Top is brewed by Anheuser-Busch. I tend to overlook mega-breweries when I'm searching for a new great-tasting beer. I feel like they are all about production and not so interested in creating innovative, flavorful varieties of beer. Thank you, Anheuser-Busch, for making me drink my words. I'll be back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2011 00:03:20 | More by JustinMann
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MikeRa

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had in a bottle

A: This beer has a cloudy pale golden color with a 1" head that laces the glass

S: This beer has a nice wheat and citrus smell

T: You can taste the Orange and coriander in this beer

M: This beer goes down real smooth

D: This is a witbier that I will drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 04:20:56 | More by MikeRa
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AbrahamRobert

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When this beer first came out, I bought myself a six pack, and wasn't overly impressed. It poured a nice deep gold color, with a decent finger of head, but the taste wasn't really up to par. But down at the local pub they had it on tap, so i decided to give it another go. It was, in my opinion, better on tap. And the fact that they served it with a few orange slices made it that much better.

I'd say this is a decent witbier, and a honorable attempt by Anhueser Busch at making a seasonal micro-brew.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2008 18:51:27 | More by AbrahamRobert
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Jeromez48


4.33/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer both on tap and bottled. In both cases it has been superior to many Belgian whites brewed by microbreweries. It is certainly not Hoegaarden, but it is half the price. It goes down really easy, and like all good white beers, it is a real treat on a hot summer day. It puts a smile on my face!!!!

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2012 01:23:10 | More by Jeromez48
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likethetaste

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack of this from a 7/11 store. Wow, was I surprised. I was a little wary after seeing it was made by AB but wow, this turned out to be a nice surprise. Pours a light lightly cloudy amber color. Has a nice head that stayed around longer than I thought it would. Tasted lightly of orange, mango, and corlander. I do not usualy like fruity tasting beers but this one was just right. It was very refreshing and really good. I have no problem buying another 6 pack of this surprisingly good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 00:25:43 | More by likethetaste
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eb1993nj

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

03-12-2014 01:15:05 | More by eb1993nj
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ahart3


4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

10-12-2012 17:43:23 | More by ahart3
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MJCerutti


4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

07-03-2014 14:34:30 | More by MJCerutti
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Oester16


4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

12-22-2012 15:11:42 | More by Oester16
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k-grey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

06-29-2014 15:13:05 | More by k-grey
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AlanMosher


4.25/5  rDev +43.6%

07-01-2014 19:16:19 | More by AlanMosher
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,646 ratings.