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Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
71
okay

405 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.15%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 10-12-2012)
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Reviews by barczar:
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barczar

Kentucky

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a hazy deep brown color with copper highlights and a 3/4" cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving lines of lacing and a pool of foam across the surface.

Wheat, pepper, and a hint of chocolate comprise the aroma, which is pretty subtle.

The backbone of the flavor profile is wheaty, and a fruity pepper taste is evident throughout. There's a bit of chocolate at the finish, along with a peppery bite. A metallic taste surfaces later.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and a light peppery, alcohol warmth.

Overall, much more subtle in both flavor and aroma than anticipated. Pepper is not overwhelmingly hot, just noticeable. I've had light mass-produced beers with more flavor...oh, wait...it's AB/InBev.

12-19-2012 07:29:16 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.66/5  rDev -13.4%

Pours a dark copper, nearly brown, highly opaque and hazy with a slightly off-white head that didn't last for too long and didn't leave much lacing to speak of on the glass. The smell was... off. Heavy metallic-steel smell - kind of off-putting and unwanted. Also picking up some fruity medicinal smells. Not terrible, but kind of strange for this style. Initial taste has some very, very slight toffee and caramel, I'm really not picking up the chocolate like they said. Toasted malts, maybe. Midway through, the chili powder comes through and I'm getting a nice meaty/chili flavor the rest of the way through. Almost no bitterness and no hops. Thin mouth, crispy, lots of carbonation.

The meat and chili taste was unique, and not bad, but this beer is just too... weird. It's not awful, but it's not good enough to want again and again. I commend the uniqueness, but that's about it.

10-29-2012 02:51:29 | More by tectactoe
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +14%

01-19-2013 02:55:16 | More by tbryan5
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

2/5  rDev -34.9%

12-26-2013 16:42:30 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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jonny1138

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

06-21-2014 21:28:02 | More by jonny1138
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JasonEames

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.3%

02-20-2013 23:42:01 | More by JasonEames
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev +0.7%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Tight tiny bubbled head, murky brown hue

SMELL: Wheat bread, banana taffy, vague spice, mild chocolate, slightly clean, toasted grain

TASTE: Semi-crisp, smooth, wet, lighter bodied, hint of chili pepper, mild baker's chocolate, earthy, dried grass, modest hopping,

Fun concept but this whole Shock Top brand is simply reactionary to what smaller brewers have already done. Just feels like every release they are pulling their punch. Sort of a muddled mess, one and done.

01-16-2013 03:24:25 | More by Jason
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tripelz

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

11-03-2012 02:36:28 | More by tripelz
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TheFunGuy

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +26.4%

I am really impressed.

The pour is dark brown with a one once thick head that faded in two minutes. Cloudy. You cannot see your hand through it.

The smell is dark malt, no hops or spice.

The taste is dark malt, just the right side of sweet, some hops to keep things under under control. See the final taste in mouthfeel, which is where it should be.

The feel is a little bit of a creamy beer, after you swallow a very small amount of spice hits the back 1/3 of your tongue. Just a trace, just enough.

This is one of the best three AB beers I have had. I know there are 150 micros that do it better, but this is darn good and will reach many many more people.

11-17-2012 18:29:44 | More by TheFunGuy
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Hugh37

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-12-2013 22:49:34 | More by Hugh37
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zapx

New York

3/5  rDev -2.3%

01-12-2014 16:00:22 | More by zapx
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clark25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.3%

01-19-2013 22:16:20 | More by clark25
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +14%

04-08-2014 12:19:26 | More by GOBLIN
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Trent15


3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

12-30-2012 00:48:53 | More by Trent15
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

11-07-2012 15:50:41 | More by williamjbauer
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

11-25-2013 05:22:13 | More by WVbeergeek
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2013 04:40:55 | More by Adkins1203
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psykad

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-24-2012 06:16:36 | More by psykad
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TheLevi4000

New York

1/5  rDev -67.4%

01-29-2013 01:12:36 | More by TheLevi4000
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Arherring

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-22-2012 22:21:24 | More by Arherring
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Brenden

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev +11.7%

This beer is pretty dark, a murky brown too thick to see into with a dark orange tint. The head a loose tan cap, actually grows to nearly two fingers high but doesn't have enough to keep it tight, falling off almost immediately and leaving very little behind. There is, likewise, not much lacing to speak of, but a touch of spotting.
The smell would likely be just above average if not for the metallic tinge sitting over everything else. Otherwise, the wheat comes out clearly with a crackery emphasis, a touch of chocolate sits underneath and a ghost of the pepper heat just sneaks out.
More comes out in the flavor. The pepper is subtle but builds up nicely on the back of the tongue and the throat. The wheat base remains prominent with a bit of sweetness, chocolate but with a slightly sweeter, more vanilla-like touch. It's a little bit light, as expected, but the best any of the Shock Tops have been.
The feel is actually the best aspect. The body reaches medium and there's a creaminess that never falls off along with a crispness that is similarly steadfast.

10-25-2012 13:34:55 | More by Brenden
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CloudStrife

New York

3.15/5  rDev +2.6%

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Pours an opaque dark ruby with a 2 finger white head that is quick to dissipate. Just a spotting of lace.

S: A wheat base with a dark fruit aroma. Hints of chocolate add some sweetness.

T: Light wheat taste, there certainly is a hint of chocolate and I can get a lingering hotness from the chili. Not a bold flavor gotta know its there and then look for it.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation. Is an easy drinking beer.

Overall it is better than I thought but could easily be better. Give it a shot if your not into anything bold.

12-15-2012 02:57:09 | More by CloudStrife
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14%

I'm not going to waste my time going through the in and outs of reviewing a massed produced Coors product. This is a drinkable session beer that I happened to be ingesting on the night of the of End of the World, or so as interpreted by people who believed such because of the Mayan calendar not extending past 12.21.2012.

Well....to get back on topic, it's a drinkable beer that you can have multiple iterations of if you can tolerate shock top and like wheat beer; this case will be in your price point...so grab it.

01-04-2013 02:21:18 | More by Ryanm1
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GRE680

Michigan

2/5  rDev -34.9%

04-20-2013 22:52:41 | More by GRE680
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -2.3%

04-11-2013 16:44:04 | More by ManMoosePig
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Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.