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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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3,176 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,176
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 23.81%
Wants: 29
Gots: 426 | 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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2.12/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Christmas party leftovers Part Two continues! The so called "faux craft" drink? How does it hold up? Pouring this into a Hoegaarden glass!

A very creamy/foamy topped head that falls fairly quickly. Body color is an off orange/yellow with lots of cola sticking bubbles. Seems to leave a small puck, but not any lacing.

Nose seems highly artificial. Powdered orange breakfast drink. Nothing else here, no sense of malt either.

Taste? what is this? Sweetened artificial orange juice? This doesn't even taste like beer. Extremely wet bodied, where is the malt density in this? No classic hints of lemon or zest. Sugar artificial Splenda tasting. No wheat chew whatsoever.

Overall... ugh. Barely even tastes like beer let alone a Witbier. Never would have bought this to begin with, so thank god I didn't.

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3.15/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer poured from bottle into a Tumbler shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a bubbly and frothy white colored head; about one head in size; slightly cloudy orange-haze colored body; head held alright; well carbonated; small amount of lacing formed

S - Caramel and roasted malt nose; touch of white grape; has a grainy nose to it; fruit; no traditional Witbier spice nose; no hops

T - Peaches and pear; slight caramel, malt; sugary; heavy grain and corn taste; muted orange flavor

M - Creamy feel and slightly effervescent; semi-dry taste; not much aftertaste; flavor washes away pretty quick and doesn't have much of a fully developed flavor profile; weird sour-spoiled aftertaste, comes up a bit after tasting the beer

D - Overall, it's not bad for a macro-brew; but it's definitely not in the same class as most of the craft beers brewed today; didn't try it with an orange as I'm not sure it would enhance flavors or aromas

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a hazy yellow orange with a small white head, fair retention, no lace.

S: Orange zest, notes of wheat, solid.

T: It has the classic orange flavour, some lemon, no real spice character. Just bland overall, light.

M: Very thin especially in the end, light-bodied for sure, some crisp carbonation at points, but real disappointing here.

O: Not expecting much with AB and I was correct. Even comparing it to Blue Moon it's not that impressive.

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3.97/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A brighter yellow, albeit hazey. One finger head with decent retention.

S: Bold citrus smell with hints of wheat and grains. The orange smell was the most prominent.

T: Lemony and hints of orange, with wheat and hops complimenting. Very refreshing.

M: Crisp, healthy dose of carbonation with a clean finish.

Overall: One of the more refreshing beers out there. Very drinkable but a punch of fruity flavor. It's a shame that most beers out there are either fruity or not fruity, and I have yet to find a beer that has middle-ground. This beer comes close to that medium and is an overall good beer.

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
68 out of 100 based on 3,176 ratings.