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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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3,073 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 18
Gots: 346 | 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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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a billowy white head. The head faded relatively quickly giving way to a small amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is largely of lemon mixed with some nice orange, yeast and wheat aromas mixed in.

Taste – The taste of a nice wheat backbone mixed with some strong sweet citrus flavors. The citrus is largely orange in nature with a sweeter taste. Toward the middle some yeasty and more bitter lemon flavors work their way into the taste. These help balance some of the sweet and take the flavor profile to the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is rather average. It has a medium body and an average carbonation level.

Overall – Easy drinking and affordable. It has some nice characteristics and makes for a good session brew.

Darkmagus82, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of ParraPalliative
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ParraPalliative, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of rangerred
2.48/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap.

Appearance is a hazy pale orange with a one finger thick white head.

Smell is somewhat weak but orange and coriander are detectable along with a light bready sweetness.

Faint orange and spice are present on the taste along with that same bread that was there in the nose. All the right components are there to make this a good beer but it is all dumbed down. Mouthfeel is also too watery.

Overall, this might be a good introduction into the world of witbiers but I would move on quickly. There are much better examples out there.

rangerred, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of sliponflange
3/5  rDev +2%

sliponflange, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of TheHammer
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with steady carbonation, although not quite as cloudy as I'd like a wit to be. It did produce two and a half fingers of head, but it didn't stick around.

Smell: Fairly generic wit, nothing wrong but nothing stands out. Orange peel, coriander, and wheat with touches of lemon. I didn't need warming, but overwhelming, it is not.

Taste: Sweet wheat malt, accentuated by a coriander and orange peel kick and notes of various citrus in the background before the barest dusting of citrus hops. It's a little tame, but all in all it's textbook.

Mouthfeel: It's a little bit watery, but it does leave and nice orange aftertaste but doesn't cling or overstay it's welcome. The carbonation is solid.

Drinkability: Yeah, this is a great summer drinker that goes down easy and boasts just barely enough flavour to be worthwhile. Very easy on the system, but there are better whites.

Final Thoughts: This strikes me as a good benchmark for a generic tasting witbier. Nothing here is going to wow you, but it doesn't really do anything wrong. I enjoyed it, and would do so again if it was priced similar to a normal Macro offering.

TheHammer, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of thebornotaku
3.5/5  rDev +19%

thebornotaku, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of bsp77
3.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into a plastic cup.

Appearance: Dull cloudy orange-yellow. Fairly active with a light head.

Smell: Sweet wheat, loads of orange but only a touch of coriander.

Taste: Lots of wheat, with an overabundance of orange peel. Very light coriander.

Feel: Very high carbonation, light to medium body. Does not finish as dry as a good Wit should.

Drinkability: Very simple Witbier with a ton of orange peel. Refreshing on a hot day, but can certainly do better.

bsp77, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of srw
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

srw, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
3/5  rDev +2%

DirtyPenny, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of usofarsenal
1/5  rDev -66%

usofarsenal, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of DaleB50
3.5/5  rDev +19%

DaleB50, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Shmobo
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Shmobo, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of hainesly
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

hainesly, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +19%

MarkyMOD, Apr 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

cfinch2, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Falcone
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of pchalk
3.5/5  rDev +19%

pchalk, Apr 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

mikepcarney, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Lang44
2/5  rDev -32%

Lang44, Apr 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

squarebottle, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of NickCurley
1/5  rDev -66%

NickCurley, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

fostachild, Apr 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49%

agreenman19, Apr 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

rogerthegill, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of strongaf
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

strongaf, Mar 30, 2012
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.