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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
71
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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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Brenden

Ohio

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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psykad

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-24-2012 06:16:36 | More by psykad
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ruckus232

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-23-2012 00:26:01 | More by ruckus232
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Arherring

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-22-2012 22:21:24 | More by Arherring
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A-Weize

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-22-2012 13:15:21 | More by A-Weize
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sardonicone

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into regular beer mug.

Appearance: I did a bad pour on the first one, so had a TON of head that lasted a considerable amount of time. The second pour was better, gave a 2.5 finger head with decent retention, no real lacing. Kind of a nut brown color that looks sort of murky.

Smell: Smelled strongly like a typical American Adjunct at first, sour, with hints of chocolate

Taste: muted, but not bad at all, hints of toffee and chocolate, I really can't seem to make out much of the pepper up front, it does come through on the back end and I can feel it as it goes down as a warming sensation.

Creamy, very nice mouth-feel to me, could probably stand to have a little bit more carbonation, as the way it is you almost feel it's on the flat side.

Overall a pretty drinkable beer. 8.49 per sixer where I'm at, which isn't cheap, but not bad.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 02:05:43 | More by sardonicone
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

10-22-2012 00:15:08 | More by Kunstman
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jordanmckell

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-21-2012 21:45:20 | More by jordanmckell
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olbubba

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-21-2012 03:19:55 | More by olbubba
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-20-2012 22:00:40 | More by Pinche_Oso
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Tuey13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a coppery amber color with a one finger off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells are light chocolate, caramel and a bit of peppery spice... interesting.

Taste is caramel and hints of chocolate with a little toffee... finishing with a little peppery taste.

This is a fairly good beer... i love the premise and that they are brewing interesting Shock Top variations. This is by no means a top notch craft beer... but i do not think that is their goal. A wide market and drinkability is what they are striving for and in my opinion they succeeded.

I know that this will probably receive poor reviews for the most part... we have mostly become snobs lol... but it is a easy to drink, session beer with a unique flavor. For the cheap price and the ability to session... enjoy. :-)

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:57:05 | More by Tuey13
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tbonci

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

10-19-2012 20:02:41 | More by tbonci
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PGVG

Virginia

3/5  rDev -2.3%

10-19-2012 02:41:10 | More by PGVG
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +30.3%

10-18-2012 23:36:33 | More by GoodOmens1986
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PossumMunsen31

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just bought this the other day...Marketing and packaging are pretty great which will make sure several people at least try this beer.

I expected more from this beer. Taste is understated which is usually what happens when Macro breweries try to produce a faux "craft" beer. Can definitely taste the chocolate and
toffee...Finish is different in a good way...No clue why they said there is chili in it because I tasted just as much bacon in it as chili.

The beer is slightly above average...I like their Wheat IPA better, but do appreciate that they
keep adding new beers to this line.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 20:44:32 | More by PossumMunsen31
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mzeld

Michigan

4/5  rDev +30.3%

10-18-2012 02:07:26 | More by mzeld
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

1.75/5  rDev -43%

10-16-2012 19:39:58 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

10-15-2012 18:22:40 | More by Rhettroactive
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ezec

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: pours cloudy but an appealing bright amber color with a decent 1-inch or so head that sticks around.
S: complex aroma reveals cloves, chocolate, caramel, nutmeg, orange and pepper
T: starts with caramel malt, finishes with a slight peppery taste. In the middle an unusual fruit flavor almost like roasted mango (imagine). Took a few tastes to nail that down and still unsure.
M: full texture; creamy

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 17:01:12 | More by ezec
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Mahogany hue with a one finger white head. No lacing.

Aroma: Light caramel malt and some chocolate.

Taste: Like a light brown ale. Malty with the flavor of baker's chocolate. A little watery. Don't really taste any chili.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: High on ingredients and low on flavor. Would I drink this again? No.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 02:59:21 | More by JamesMN
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Moby

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14%

10-12-2012 01:20:41 | More by Moby
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Zorro

California

3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

A hazy brown colored beer with not much head formation at all.

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 full and slick.

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 AB Shock Top beer Series.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 00:34:08 | More by Zorro
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Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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