Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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3.25/5 rDev +5.9%
What better beer to pick up when browsing for something to enjoy tomorrow, Dec 21st. I decided to try one a few hours early and was surprised, both good and bad.
Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.
Appearance - Poured nicely with a good thick head, not too dense but just right. A nice deep copper to amber color. Looks much like a typical brown ale.
Smell- Interesting, alot going on here, but none over powering. Expected overpowering peppery taste, but got a pleasant malty aroma with hints of citrus and pepper.
Taste - I expected a real punch in the face with the flurry of flavors on the bottle. I was surprised that it didn't, however it was a bit of a letdown because it was so tame. I didn't notice much if any chocolate, it's likely there but covered up. The pepper is just right, but generally mostly a malty citrus taste is most prominent on the front and back end.
Mouth feel- The mouth feel is full of citrus zing. It was good in that it was different, and in a good way. It was just different enough to enjoy over the glass, but not something I would partake on a regular basis.
Overall - Overall this is a decent diversion from the normal. I could enjoy a 6 pack no problem, but 12 would find themselves sitting in the fridge a bit.
12-21-2012 03:10:13 | More by 308
2.85/5 rDev -7.2%
Getting close to the apocalypse and saw this at the store and decided to give it a try. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: The beer is a cloudy amber to brown color with a 2 finger thick light tan head. The head is pretty good and sticks around for a while with a lasting layer after a while.
Smell: Light smell with caramel and some spice in there. Chocolate is very subtle, and no chili is apparent. Some citrus in the middle. Very faint aroma.
Taste: Pretty light, but there is a slight wheaty or citrus note up front. Some darker maltier notes follow that, but it doesn't seem to go together that well. Not much spice or chili to speak contrary to what was written on the bottle. Some bread in there, but overall light and like a maltier Shock Top.
Mouthfeel: Has some bite to it with just a bit of lingering spiciness for a brief second. I guess that's where the chili comes in rather than the taste.
Overall: Like I said just a maltier Shock Top. Not bad, not good.
I'm hoping this isn't my last beer if the world ends soon. Nothing exciting.
12-20-2012 04:05:05 | More by BucBasil
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
2.33/5 rDev -24.1%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live.
A- Three-finger thick head, white in color with relatively long retention. Sticky lacing. Light brown color, medium clarity. Decent looking beer.
S- Medium bodied malts, warm smells. Not very complex. I can't pick out the chili and other spices as well as I should.
T- Spicy, warm, slightly metallic. Not good.
M- Marshmallowy, medium bodied. Meh.
O- Not great.
12-17-2012 04:54:25 | More by Murrhey
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
2.63/5 rDev -14.3%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy, iced-tea color,with an airy head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Some hard sniffing detects a whiff of wheat malt and little else
Taste-Thin-bodied, very faint dark malt, with just a hint of chili and spice in the finish.
A low-end, entry-level brew for adventurous Bud drinkers. Still, its a try at something different, and could be someone's stepping stone towards better craft beer.
12-10-2012 18:03:13 | More by hosehead83
Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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