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Shock Top Belgian White - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
69
poor

2,908 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 2,908
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 23.39%
Wants: 14
Gots: 264 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

kellyct, Sep 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Noelito76, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

birdsellam, Sep 02, 2014
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2.43/5  rDev -17.6%

I'm a suck-suck-sucka for belgian wheats/whites/ryes whatever. I remember trying Shock Top way back in the day (well, maybe 5 years ago) and not being that impressed with it. I finally got a single now that I can make a review on it.

Serving style : 12 oz glass bottle poured into clear glass for appearance

Appearance (*** 1/2) : Is it the glass? A whole five finger head receding rapidly. A musty orange color with an opaque density. Looks to be a genuine craft brew. I can't complain on this one. No lacing, however.

Smell (** 1/2): Musty metallic wheat, hint of spice and metallic orange. Metallic orange dies off to a more natural orange. Surrounding the nucleus is an artificial cloying sweetness akin to sweet green beans soaked in orange koolaid and candy corn(??) that makes me want to chuck the bottle at the wall. It came close to smelling like a winner, but in comes the adjunct trumpet and plays a sweet tune that makes your ears bleed.

Taste (**) : Smooth but awful. The notes are ALL wrong on this witbier. You've got watery, washed-out, musty citrus wheat, following with a lime note that belongs NOWHERE here, topping it with a metallic orange rind and then the best part of it left for last - perhaps to deceive you - a sweetly enjoyable sourdough pretzel/bread finish. Swirling it and dumping the last part of it DOES make it better, but only marginally. The taste of wheat is strong and left clinging to your palate, but it's still far from impressive. This is a poser beer. It is in no way a true wit. It's more like an artificial Xerox of what a true wit should be.

Mouthfeel (**) : It has the smooth creamy feel of the witbier but a cheap carbonation lies underneath. Leaves a sour, heavy feeling in the tummy.

Overall (2.43) : If you drink a Shock Top Belgian and think you've tried a Wit, you've been mislead. This is the second beer I feel like pouring today. It's a sad example of a great style. Try Hoegaarden or Blue Moon for a much better example of how Witbier should be.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 02, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -40.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

IrishGreen, Sep 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

eviltaco, Sep 01, 2014
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mjacquard, Sep 01, 2014
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diamondlie, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

hopley, Aug 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

The spices and and peel tastes are not very evident in this beer, but overall a good, drinkable white.

schiltl, Aug 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +54.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

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5/5  rDev +69.5%

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2.48/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Derrill, Aug 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

notabear, Aug 27, 2014
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Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
69 out of 100 based on 2,908 ratings.