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

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71
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397 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 21.82%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | 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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hdofu

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is almost perfect. It pours dark brown with an thick off-white cream that quickly fades. Smell is of spice, a bit of pepper and the tiniest note of cocoa. Taste has a bitter wheat taste that fades into cocoa if you have a small taste. A larger taste more emphasizes the other flavors of the spices as well as the chili. The chili flavor gradually grows as you drink the beer. Whoever thought chocolate and chili should go together was a culinary genius.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 20:03:25 | More by hdofu
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Sooch222

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.3%

11-29-2012 02:01:20 | More by Sooch222
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Drinking_Mantis

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

11-29-2012 01:05:20 | More by Drinking_Mantis
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Mitchster

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
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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Treyliff

West Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- this one pours a hazy brown-copper color, looks almost like watery cola, small white head with no lace

S- there's some wheat, a bit of sweet malt, chipotle peppers. The whole package actually smells like chili cheese flavored Fritos, hmmm.

T- tastes line Wendy's chili, in beer form. You can taste the wheat, and a bit of the chocolate malt, the chipotle chili taste leaves just a bit of heat on the finish.

M- medium carbonation, light-medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel

O- this one just didn't do it for me. It's an interesting take and I'm glad to see them trying new things, but I won't be purchasing this one any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:57:13 | More by Treyliff
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark amber with a big, frothy, white head

S - cocoa nibs, some spices

T - cocoa, wheat, nutmeg, cinnamon

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I think this beer is far better than any of the other Shock Top offerings. It's not tremendously flavored and it won't impressive any beer snob, but from a macro this is an intriguing beer that dares to be different. I like the addition of the cocoa and spices with a wheat base. I don't think I will buy this again, but I'm glad I tried it. I'd also like to see other breweries try something similar.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:04:57 | More by tdm168
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

11-26-2012 15:57:39 | More by oriolesfan4
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sansho

California

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-25-2012 23:43:28 | More by sansho
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Heronn


4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

11-25-2012 19:49:24 | More by Heronn
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this in a 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

A: the appearance is a dark brown color with orange notes with a light foamy head.
S: it smells of wheat mostly
T: the taste is ok, with a very slight taste of pepper on the back end
MF: weak body but great carbonation
O: I would probably give it a 3.25 but I can't. One of the better beers from shock top

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 18:42:15 | More by brewdude1982
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gopens44

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

11-24-2012 23:04:24 | More by gopens44
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +14%

11-23-2012 00:51:08 | More by TastyAdventure
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Mel


4/5  rDev +30.3%

11-22-2012 21:07:03 | More by Mel
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Thullin187

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-22-2012 08:22:04 | More by Thullin187
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, medium-dark brown with a few fingers of airy, off-white foam.

Smell: Not particularly effusive, this one. A little touch of unsalted saltines, a bit of stale chocolate powder, and some slight spicy notions.

Taste: Modest wheat malt tasted coated in a thin veneer of sweetish chocolate. Slight fruitiness. Then, there's a spiciness that makes one smile. Mainly, as to play it safe, they muted that spice character down as far as they could. Thanks, focus groups. The spice passes quickly, going back to the middling tastes of wheat, chocolate, and vague fruitiness until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Focus groups.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 00:07:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
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tmm313

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -43%

11-21-2012 16:39:25 | More by tmm313
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Ale brewed with midnight wheat , Chocolate Malt, Chili and Spice."

A good looking hazy brown colored beer with a decent head.

Smell is a little sweet with a wheat cracker aroma. Scents of chocolate and vanilla and fruity chili pepper. Scent is decent and better than I had hoped.

Starts out mildly sweet with a bit of a toffee flavor. Decent bitterness and a fruity chili pepper taste with a little heat. Not strongly flavored but certain is bad tasting. Little bit of warmth in the stomach from the peppers and not the alcohol level. Mild chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Mouthfeel is ok.

Overall not an outstanding Chili beer, but I'm going to finish the six pack and could see ordering this if nothing better is available. Probably the best beer in the Shock Top beer Series.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 17:10:48 | More by csrbv
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Poured a lighter brown color with some orange highlights. Upon pouring there is a two finger off white head that has a good level of retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet chocolate and a caramel smell. Mixed with this is a lighter roasted malt and wheat aroma.

Taste –The taste starts out with a wheaty and roasted flavor. As the taste advances, a chocolate flavor enters the taste. The chocolate starts out sweeter with notes of a caramel nature mixed within. It then dries out some as the caramel fades. While it dries out, it again then sweetens as a citrus flavor comes to the tongue near the end of the taste. At the end a somewhat off chocolately citrus wheat flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just below medium side with a carbonation level that is slightly higher than average. The lighter body did not go well with the chocolate flavors of the brew, but the carbonation at least made it quicker drinking by not accentuating the more off mix of chocolate, wheat and citrus.

Overall – Not a beer I would likely take on again. The flavors just did not transition or even go well with each other. Not my thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 01:31:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance. Nice medium brown with a tinge toward rusty orange. a two finger head with same lacing through out. It is also quite cloudy.

Smell. some light citrus at first with some burnt coffee and a touch of spice.

Taste. Some roasted malt followed by just a touch of bitterness. Im not getting any spice.

Mouthfeel. It has a thin to medium body

Overall. I bough a 6 pack of this and this is number 5(1 bottle per sitting) i kept thinking some other factor was influencing my enjoyment of the beer but i think its just average with some above average marketing.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 01:46:47 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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GMan

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

11-18-2012 21:07:25 | More by GMan
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.0% ABV, 12278 on neck label.

A - End of the World pours nicely, forming a moderate off white head which disappears with almost no trace in mere moments. The beer below is rusted and cloudy, fitting the bill perfectly for the name.

S - The End of the World has a closed off aroma that's hard to discern as it's rather bland nuances are muddled together. Beyond pale malt and biscuit, what does seem to emerge though is a very faint, chili powder spice aroma on the far back end that resembles making chili. Zero hops and almost no noticeable chocolate notes come through though.

T - Soft wheat is delicate enough without being trounced by chocolate malt which is barely even there as it is. Cocoa notes and faint graham cracker come through with dirty dryness and the aroma's same chili aspect pops in on the back end adding a very slight note of spice, but this beer's flavor is just about as bland as the aroma.

M - Medium-light bodied and crisply carbonated, the body features a trace of soft wheat which smooths out the feel before it ends with a faint spice and dryness of roasted malt.

O - Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat has almost nothing going for it. The aroma and flavor are bland, barely managing to formulate a cohesive direction especially with all the ingredients they've added. This beer isn't bad per se, but the potential for it was big and Shock Top didn't deliver on any level.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 17:56:36 | More by BeerFMAndy
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy ruby, with tan head. No discernible lace.

Nose is quite unusual -- chili and spice are first to make their presence known. I also get a bit of fruitiness in there, but it's subtle.

Taste is chocolate, with a hint of heat from the chilis and spices. It's a different kind of flavor, and unlike anything else I've had, but at the same time, not one I'd care to revisit, either.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 14:39:50 | More by secondtooth
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jratt79

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.3%

11-18-2012 00:23:27 | More by jratt79
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

11-17-2012 22:16:54 | More by djrn2
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Cris4545

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +14%

11-17-2012 20:30:39 | More by Cris4545
Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.