Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by Mitchster:
2.63/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
$1.69 for a 12oz bottle @ Oades Big Ten. Brewed with midnight wheat, chocolaste malt, chile and spice. 6.0% ABV. Thick layer of yeast in the bottom of the bottom. Pours out to a cloudy ugly murky brown, forming a nice light yellow head with very good retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation. The nose is not very appealing...mild diacetyl, corn and tons of acetaldehyde with that domestic pale lager adjuncty sweetness. No real hop nose, no real spice nose. The mouthfeel is thin and watery, moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. Thankfully, it doesn't taste as bad as it smells. There is a little bit of complexity here with subtle notes of roasted malts and a touch of chili spice which adds a very distant heat and a little flavor. Very mild bitterness keeps some of the weird sweetness in check. Probably the most bitter AB beer I've ever had (guessing maybe 15 IBU's) which isn't saying much.
Like driving past a car wreck, I just had to try this. Not something I'd like to repeat.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2012 23:36:00 | More by Mitchster
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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.