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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: 344 | 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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3/5  rDev +2%

paxchristi, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

tmillhone, Nov 27, 2011
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2.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a beer worth drinking, and one I'd probably like more if I had it more. It looked and smelled better than it tasted. Nice rich color and a good head. Smell was a little fruity but mostly malty and rich. It just tasted plain and empty. There was some good bitterness and the wheat taste was obvious but it wasn't rich or all that impressive. This is, I guess, supposed to be served with an orange wedge, which I didn't have. I can see how that would have helped, but in my opinion beer shouldn't need outside help. It felt pretty dang normal, medium bodied. Worth having, but not impressed.

cambabeer, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev +2%

tboy1211, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev +2%

kbwolfe, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

RockinRob925, Nov 26, 2011
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Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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benandbeer, Nov 26, 2011
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BigBarley, Nov 26, 2011
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BrewHawkeye, Nov 26, 2011
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2.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

my first witbeir...

Gave a good swirl and poured from a pint bottle into a pokal pilsner glass at around 48 degrees.

poured a hazy golden yellow with a more orangish tone in the middle. had a three finger head on first pour that resided quickly with good lacing throughout the whole glass...

picking up some bready malts and a slight hint of the citrus poking through.

taste is most definitely a letdown. I guess don't judge a bottle by its label. definitely a good malty biscuits taste as stated on bottle and some other bread notes... citrus? yes... shocking? no... I love orange and this was a letdown... its discernable at mid-end of the taste but barely, im sure the orange garnish would have been great. not to bitter but the alcohol and bitterness prevailed as it warmed, but the alcohol stayed in check and all seemed decewntly balanced.

slightly watery but a great amount of carbonation that was greatly done for me...

overall maybe a decent intro to the style, but not something ill buy again...

paired with a turkey and cheese on a roll sandwich and chips after I got to the second glass.

NickH07, Nov 26, 2011
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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.