Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.61/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours cloudy with a rust-like hue, the head is off-white and just under two fingers thick. Fair retention. Lacing is fair with good stick.
Smell - Wheat and orange dominate the aroma, while faint notes of chocolate and peppery spice lurk in the background.
Taste - Follows the nose: predominate wheat and orange flavor upfront, then hits on subtle hints of peppery spice and even less, a ghostly faint chocolate presence. Minor burning sensation long into the aftertaste, thanks to the pepper spicing.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with strong, lively carbonation. Tingles the lips. Goes down easy enough.
Overall - I came into this beer expecting it to be awful, and I came away quite surprised. I'll be damned if Shock Top didn't finally produce a beer with decent flavor. Sure there are some minor flaws, mostly the supporting flavors that don't hit quite on the levels they should, but all in all, this is a very solid effort.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2013 03:03:30 | More by TheSixthRing
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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.