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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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68
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3,223 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,223
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 35
Gots: 494 | 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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I have to agree with the previous reviewer. The orange smell seemed on the verge of going "bad". The color was weak and the overall taste of the beer was weak. Just not enjoyable to drink. Plus, for some reason, Budwiser products seem to give me the worse H/a about half way through a bottle of beer. Honestly, I wanted to like this beer, but no go.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a pint glass, produced an off-white foamy 1/2" head that dissipated quickly leaving virtually no head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a hazy amber body.

AROMA: Pretty much all hops, as one would expect from a beer claiming to be brewed with orange, lemon and lime -- and that's what I got: a moderate aroma of orange (the dominent scent), lemon and lime.

TASTE: Taste followed the nose with a heavy hit of orange and moderate flavors of lemon and lime and a small bit of spices. The orange was a little heavy for my taste.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light body with a smooth texture, soft carbonation and virtually no body lacing; what there is dissipates quickly]. The initial flavor is a light sweetly acidic tang with a lightly bitter finish that lasted for a moderate length of time.

DRINKABILITY: Repeatable all day long, this is a good summer session beer. It provides an interesting flavor shock to the tongue without being overly bitter. Easy to drink and a decent price to value ratio, I'd buy it again.

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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 nothing else. It is not by any means something I would pick up on its own merit. A beer of last resort, if you will.

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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.

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 3,223 ratings.