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

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 21.82%
Wants: 8
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of harrymel


1.45/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Best by 24JAN 13

Had to do it. Pours cloudy tea colored with a etched surface of tan. Smells of wheat, coriander, cinnamon, some milky smells. Tastes like powdered cocoa, wheat, a bit of charcoal, some more coriander and a bit of fucking terrible. No, it's just terrible. Thin with hi carb and a dry finish. This is just really disappointing from such a reputable brewer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 05:25:34 | More by harrymel
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

11-03-2012 06:47:04 | More by jesus808
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1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

11-03-2012 02:36:28 | More by tripelz
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

11-01-2012 20:56:03 | More by khargro2
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

11-01-2012 03:06:16 | More by ptj31
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2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

11-01-2012 02:02:23 | More by buzzed
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

11-01-2012 01:38:39 | More by Hanzo
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

11-01-2012 00:25:44 | More by Jmick28
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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

10-31-2012 21:49:23 | More by kjkinsey
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3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-31-2012 10:29:01 | More by heathernicki
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-30-2012 20:00:27 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Photo of Pegasus


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

Appearance: Deep amber in color, nearly opaque, with a fairly large, dense tan head, which retains very well, with scattered Belgian lacing.

Aroma: Complex aroma of wheat, chocolate, vanilla, earth, and pepper.

Taste: Opens with spicy wheat notes, and abundant bread and toasted malts, and caramel notes. As the taste progresses, bitter cocoa notes and pepper make themselves known. Late in the taste there is a mild, lingering herbal hop wave, and a flourish of pepper, which brings the taste to a graceful close.

Mouth feel; Smooth, soft, rather pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Rather offbeat, but not bad. I would not mind having this again. It goes to show that Anheuser-Busch has no lack of brewing talent, too bad that they so seldom employ it to produce interesting beers.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 01:59:37 | More by Pegasus
Photo of Vashtar


3.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's hazy and dark brown, with a lot of head and nice lacing. Head retention isn't the best

The smell is nice. It's like one big hop.

Tastes like one big hop. It hits you and then mellows out smoothly. Bitter aftertaste. Wheat, chocolate, and chili. It's a bit silly, actually.

The mouthfeel is smooth and slightly thick, if there is such a thing.

Overall, it's okay, but I'll stick with their pumpkin wheat.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 00:36:28 | More by Vashtar
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-29-2012 22:56:06 | More by Cluker
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2.66/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 02:51:29 | More by tectactoe
Photo of mckenziac

2.3/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark brown color. Has a medium-sized, fizzy head that dissipates quickly and leaves little to no lacing.

Smell: Smells yeasty and wheaty with some strong chocolate notes as well.

Taste: Starts mildly wheaty with a bit of yeastiness. Finishes spicy with a light chocolate malt flavor. The whole taste is so light and mild it's sometimes hard to even tell it's there. It's a common problem with Shock Top it seems.

Mouthfeel: Lightly-carbonated and watery.

Overall: A major disappointment given the interesting description of this beer. In different hands, I think a dark wheat beer with chocolate and chilis could be very promising. Unfortunately, Shock Top's version is just too light and half-assed to go anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 00:29:30 | More by mckenziac
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

10-28-2012 23:43:21 | More by Dyce930
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-28-2012 02:23:44 | More by Johnny_Love
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-28-2012 01:05:20 | More by Phillip_Collins1219
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-27-2012 09:10:11 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

10-26-2012 02:27:10 | More by Mick-e-d
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2.2/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Into a pint glass. Finger and half of head, hazy copper colored body. Head retreated quickly.
The smell is off-putting; metallic, and a bundle of mixed up spices. Weird.
Watery taste, chocolate and wheat. The chili comes at the end, but it is very faint. The chocolate mixes really strangely with the wheat.
Soft and smooth texture. The feeling was the best part of the odd beer.
Just a strange drink with a mixed smell and taste. Did anyone at AB try this before it went to mass production?

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 23:45:00 | More by Fatehunter
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3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 13:34:55 | More by Brenden
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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-24-2012 06:16:36 | More by psykad
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3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-23-2012 00:26:01 | More by ruckus232
Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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