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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White

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2,904 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,904
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 23.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 261 | 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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4/5  rDev +35.6%

jpcool9, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of quinoarex
2.6/5  rDev -11.9%

A: Pours a cloudy burnt orange, about a finger of head. No lacing to speak of. It looks nice enough.

S: A bit like sticking your nose into an orange that's about to go bad. Not terrible, but you can smell the fermentation, and not in a good way. It's citrusy and wheaty but there's something "off" about it.

M: Lots of carbonation, though it's smooth and very light.

T: Ever had those orange slice gummy candies? That's what this tastes like, plus a wheat flavour as an afterthought. I found it almost sickly sweet. It's not bad, exactly, but it has no complexity whatsoever. Orange soda the whole way through.

O: This is the beer that I default to if there's absolutely nothing else worth drinking. It is not by any means something I would pick up because I wanted to drink it. A beer of last resort, if you will - one of those ones that isn't worth thinking about while you drink it. Then again, it doesn't expect you to.

quinoarex, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Zaso
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Zaso, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of mgroothuis
3/5  rDev +1.7%

mgroothuis, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of depechemode1983
3.05/5  rDev +3.4%

A - Pours out a cloudy golden color. Head is white with moderate retention. No lacing.

S - Lemon grass, sour lemon juice, and faint yeast. A little too much lemon in the nose.

T - Again very lemony. Still you get bread, grass, and a little yeast.

M - The mouth feel is a awesome ill give it that. Soft on the palate with sort or a fuzzy carbonation feel. I like it.

O - Not the best representation of the style but not horrible. Simple and drinkable.

depechemode1983, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of cjac
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

cjac, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

chim52chim, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Heffeweizenlover
2.88/5  rDev -2.4%

Overall, the Shock Top Belgian White is a "utility" beer, suitable for fast and inattentive drinking. There is not much complexity to the beer that makes it worth savouring. The taste, mouthfeel and aroma reminds us that it is brewed and bottled in New York, not Munich or Frankfurt. On the pour, it leaves a very thin head that dissipates quickly, with thin, spotty lacing that also absent after a few minutes. The taste provides a hint of orange and lime, with slight maltiness. The smell is a bit metallic, as is the taste, and there is also an aroma of malt that is not followed up on the palate. The texture/mouth feel is thin and slightly syrupy. The beer sports an even, golden cloudiness and a fluid spray of mild carbonation. Overall, there is nothing outstanding about the beer or notable in a positive or negative sense. It is definitely less passionate and of lower caste than German weissbier. However, when considered against its true comparators - domestic beer, it holds its own as a tasty thirst-quencher. I wrote this review as I drank the beer, poured from a can into a beer mug. Can was previously chilled around 40 degrees celcius. Thanks for reading!

Heffeweizenlover, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

WizKid21, Mar 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

Homebrewjason, Mar 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Brewman7284, Mar 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

NastyT, Feb 29, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

captainbearcat, Feb 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

chucksburritos, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +35.6%

randall7942001, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

elBecko, Feb 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

RoryOMoore, Feb 27, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

LukeONeill, Feb 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

gregu2, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of mjohann
2/5  rDev -32.2%

mjohann, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of thegodfather2701
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

A-Cloudy piss yellow with a bright white head that dissipates without leaving any lacing

S-Malty with a hint of orange. Very weak nose.

T-Orange and some what I can only describe as beer flavor, and water. Its not offensive, but at the same time its almost nonexistent.

M-Thin and watery

D-It would be very easy to drink many of these in a sitting because its like drinking orange flavored water.

Overall, I'm not a fan of the style in general, but I'm really not a fan of this.

thegodfather2701, Feb 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

mds1101, Feb 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

HxC90, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

mkondor8, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of TownDunkel
2.45/5  rDev -16.9%

Shock Top - sold in your friendly local wal mart. Best for a beer run when your higher beer selling establishments have already shut down for the night

Appearance - Filtered to the core. Light gold that lets you know its a wheat beer. Not much of carbonation for a respectable head

Smell - Almost to little aromas to speak of. Hints of orange and a the tiniest amount of hops

Taste - Better than a Miller or another generic can beer. The taste is surprisingly sweet and first but mellows out to fast to have a recognizable taste. Still, better than whats on tap

Mouthfeel - a very basic carbonation. Not much to say hear.

Overall - It's 2 am and the beer store is closed. This is one of your best options at the gas station or wal mart.

TownDunkel, Feb 26, 2012
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,904 ratings.