Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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68
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3,351 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.47%
Wants: 41
Gots: 639 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-04-2007

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.
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Ratings: 3,351 | Reviews: 819
Photo of chalenge
2.16/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Too fruity and weak. Does not do anything at all

Photo of Miles_Wilson
2.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's Busch and it shows, perfectly average attempt. I much prefer Hoegarrden in this style of wheat beer. Shock Top was bogo which is why I bought it, but will not venture this way again.

Photo of JoLight
4.36/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unfiltered, orange body with a white, frothy head that dissipates into a ring of foam.

Aroma: wheat backbone; coriander; citrus.

Taste: citrus and coriander in the beginning; minimal hop bite at the end; wheat and orange aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light to medium; carbonated.

Finish: mostly dry, crisp, and refreshing.

Photo of tkolterman
1.95/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

A mess. Dont buy this swill. Nasty

Photo of Mersmom8
5/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can understand some of the reviews. It is a sweet beer, but I like the sweeter wines (Riesling). So, this beer is perfect for me. It has a nice hint of citrus and is so smooth. I find the stouts and many other beers bitter. This would be the beer for people who enjoy desert wines. I love it!

Photo of sfnagle
2.32/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Fairly bland, but a funny tasting kind of bland.

Photo of NCMatt
3.28/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I don't think this is deserving of the reputation it has. It's a decent beer that's available almost everywhere. It's a step up from the Miller and Coors. While it's not on-par with most craft offerings, it's a solid go-to where pickin's are slim!

Photo of Lard_City
2.28/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wanted to like this because I bought the Seasonal Variety 12-pack but it's really just a vehicle for carbonated water. Might be good if really cold on a hot summer day. Meh.

Photo of Darkman89
2.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A bit watered down hefe but good with an orange to take off the summer haze.

Photo of KinkyEconomist
2.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Look: I'll be blunt- this looks like turbid urine. Does not look at all enticing. Quickly loses head and carbonation, appearing completely flat within a minute of pouring. Easily looks like it could be a glass of cheap orange drink. I give it a 2.5 because to be generous.

Smell: Again, very weak smell. Orange smell is virtually non existent, as is the characteristic smell of a belgian style ale. I give it a 2.5 because it doesn't smell bad.

Taste: Underwhelming. The first letdown is the loss of carbonation. There's more bubbles in a day old soda. Vaguely orange/citrus flavor and a little taste of wheat and yeast. No discernable hoppiness.

Feel: Goes down smooth with no after taste, which is honestly the only thing it has going for it beyond an american adjunct. No tingle of carbonation or alcohol.

Overall: I've had this a few times on tap at a bar, and it was much, much better. Perhaps I just got unlucky with this bottle, but I was really disappointed after enjoying it quite a bit on draft. So, if you're at a bar and its on tap, try it out. If not, avoid.

Photo of Sixpoint
2.66/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

more and more bars are putting this beer on as their "craft beer"

Photo of Stephanie_Banuelos
3.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The color is very gold. It is a bit cloudy with only slight clarity.

S: The smell is quite wheat-like. It has a citrus/tangerine smell. Not bitter, no strong hops.

T: The taste is pretty balanced. Nothing really jumps out at you. It is pretty simple and mellow. It has a tangy flavor and tangy after taste, but it is not as tangy as it smells.

M: The after taste is clean, but the flavor leaves your mouth pretty quickly. There is a bit carbonation but it is not heavy. It is very light-bodied.

O: Overall, it's a simple beer to drink socially. It's pretty bland to try and pair up with light tasting food. It is not too strong or bitter, however I would have liked to taste more flavor.

Photo of NonicPanic
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Outlier detected. Justify rating with a review.

Photo of Tristenvdv
4.05/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

G g g g g

Photo of ceejmeister12
4.24/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good--I'd try it again

Photo of Tsotsi
3.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Really refreshing and light during those warm and humid Floridan evenings.

Photo of Uicrugger1
3.69/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Over all an average tasting Belgian beer

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very forgettable, boring brew. NEXTTTT

Photo of Bm1
2.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I can put it down

Photo of MikeDL
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

blue moons are a lot better

Photo of SuperBeerTerminator
1.59/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Ugly beer,not reccomended at all

Photo of dacrza1
1.63/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

DATE TASTED: May 17, 2015... GLASSWARE: plain weizen... OCCASION: a long day of yard and garden work in the books... APPEARANCE: slightly hazy, lemon yellow body that sports minimal carbonation; fizzing white head fizzles to a pencil-thin mustache; soap suds for lacing...AROMA: funky farmhouse yeast challenges the expectation of a orange-peel label; pungent rubber and plasticine... PALATE: watery, oily, slippery and paradoxically, only mildly refreshing... TASTE: Malty and off-kilter--lukewarm sweetness and not much in the way of flavor...OVERALL: a pretty bad approximation of a wheat beer...tough to find much positive to say about this, and I have railed against bad beers in other reviews for too long...so, I would only drink this if little else we’re available--even a light beer is preferable...

Photo of MDDMD
2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not much flavor or Belgian character.

Photo of SedateSix
1.28/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

This beer is worse than blue moon.

Photo of baile208
3.6/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Smells of spice and citrus. Color is medium amber. Tastes of pumpkin, spices, citrus, and has crisp hints to it.

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 3,351 ratings.