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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

422 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.15%
Wants: 12
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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3.5/5  rDev +14%

josejose, Jan 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

ale207, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of DMXLOX22
3.19/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli. Let's see about this. I've heard slightly positive reviews about this one. Let's see if Anheuser can surprise me.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, dark, brown with an almost amber-like hue. Head is about an inch high, and sticks around appropriately, like a common, good beer should.

Smell: Has a nice aroma of citrus. Also noted in this is a slight hint of chocolate, but not as apparent as the appearance is. I also noticed some hints of light spices. Not too bad, but nothing that "wows" me. I guess better luck next time.

Taste: Somewhat light, a nice hint of citrus. As I got to the bottom, there was a nice taste of dark malts. The chocolate was only minor. So far, no appearance of chili or other spices as mentioned on the bottle. Nice try Anheuser, but looks like you dropped the ball on that. Just reminds me of a maltier Shock Top with a slight hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Has a moderate carbonation.

Overall: To be quite frank, I wasn't expecting much out of this beer. But i guess I set my hopes a little too high to begin with when I read on the bottle the ingoing spices and all. Maybe my palate is a little off, but I didn't once taste chili. Overall, this isn't a TERRIBLE beer, but definitely just reminded me of a hybrid Shock Top. I probably won't have this beer again, mainly because it's a limited release. I guess the big breweries tried on this one, and it didn't go exactly as planned. Just took a popular, trending topic and made a beer out of it in an attempt to boost sales. I'll look elsewhere next time if they release a "Return of Jesus" beer. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Jan 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

WDJersey, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of TheBeard89
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

TheBeard89, Jan 26, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.4%

dpage27, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of vicsju1991
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

vicsju1991, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Klif, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a promo glass acquired with the beer. Pours a dark red with a nice off white head. Smells of wheat and dark malt. Tastes of hints of caramel and a little chocolate, nothing too special, but dominated by wheat. Beer goes down real smooth and is very drinkable, light bodied. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

cyclonece09, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of NeverSettle
3/5  rDev -2.3%

NeverSettle, Jan 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

zbooks, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of dertyd
2.68/5  rDev -12.7%

dertyd, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

mkarmilowicz, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Bierwolf, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.78/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours a light brown color with a foamy beige head. There is a slight scent of chocolate and chili spice mixed with wheat. This is a complex, darker wheat flavor with elements of chocolate and spice as it promises. Surprisingly decent for being an AB-InBev competition product to Blue Moon’s line.

Lemke10, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of Kyrojack
1/5  rDev -67.4%

Kyrojack, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

fisherbray, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

clark25, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Shock Top seasonal wheat beer wasn't what I expected, wasn't as good as some of their other offerings, but it still hit the spot.

The beer poured out as a beautiful dark-honey color, very nice to my eyes. The head was thick, had staying power and with good lacing. I smelled strong scents of barley and malt with a distant hint of spice. It tasted very potent, not the sort of beer to guzzle, but to spin and take in slowly. The mouthfeel helped out with that since it rolled around my tongue thick and rich. What disappointed me was that I could only pull out the barley and malt flavors - none of the spice I smelled or cinnamon the bottle claimed.

Overall, a good beer but nothing overly spectacular.

jjamadorphd, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

tbryan5, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

EigenBeer, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Stoshua, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

Jason, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

tdmccarthy, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

RichH55, Jan 15, 2013
Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.