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

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BA SCORE
72
okay

424 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 424
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.68/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight amounts of cocoa and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty flavor on the finish. There is also a very mild chili heat in the back of the throat that quickly dies out. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer taste wise but the smell is decent enough.

Photo of gratefuld
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.05/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat
InBev

Appearance : Cloudy muddy brown color, white head and a bit of lace. Poor clarity.

Smell: Dusty wheat, and ultra clean malts, smells very little of the chocolate malts endorsed on the bottle.

Taste: Wheat malt, a small portion of watery chocolate malts, and a small residual burn from the peppers, as advertised. The chili aspect to the beer makes it interesting, but this brew is really lacking in body.

Feel: Very watery, with low carbonation. Soft feel, like seltzer water that's left sitting open all night.

Overall: A confused, mildly interesting tasting beer from the megabrewer Anheuser Busch, but far too watery to be considered a fine beer. Without some fullness or broader flavor it will be the End of the World for this brew.

Photo of ZachRusk
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Photo of jesus808
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tripelz
1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of ptj31
4/5  rDev +30.3%

Photo of buzzed
2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jmick28
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of heathernicki
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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.

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.

Photo of Cluker
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of tectactoe
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.

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.

Photo of Dyce930
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Johnny_Love
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mick-e-d
4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
72 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.