Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
2.45/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Poured a lighter brown color with some orange highlights. Upon pouring there is a two finger off white head that has a good level of retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet chocolate and a caramel smell. Mixed with this is a lighter roasted malt and wheat aroma.
Taste –The taste starts out with a wheaty and roasted flavor. As the taste advances, a chocolate flavor enters the taste. The chocolate starts out sweeter with notes of a caramel nature mixed within. It then dries out some as the caramel fades. While it dries out, it again then sweetens as a citrus flavor comes to the tongue near the end of the taste. At the end a somewhat off chocolately citrus wheat flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just below medium side with a carbonation level that is slightly higher than average. The lighter body did not go well with the chocolate flavors of the brew, but the carbonation at least made it quicker drinking by not accentuating the more off mix of chocolate, wheat and citrus.
Overall – Not a beer I would likely take on again. The flavors just did not transition or even go well with each other. Not my thing.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 01:31:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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2.65/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, End of the World is very lightly colored for a beer that advertises "midnight wheat and chocolate malt", it's amber-brown at best. The head is thin and non-active. Rather than a nice semi-liquid yeast at the bottom of a wheat beer that you can gently swirl in, this beer has large chunky particulate that takes forever but eventually settles to the bottom of the glass - not very appealing. The nose is unremarkable for a chili and spiced beer, wheat and weak chocolate malt notes is all I'm getting. The taste is a little more interesting with some spicy notes and chili flavors coming through; seems overly bitter as a side effect from the spices. Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation is minimal, chunky bits lose points. Overall a miss by AB on this one in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2014 23:17:40 | More by gmfessen
Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.