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

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71
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430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.15%
Wants: 13
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Zorro on 10-12-2012

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Photo of BucBasil
2.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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

Photo of Murrhey
2.36/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of CloudStrife
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of hosehead83
2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of wac9
3.5/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow surprise what a great beer taste like a scottish ale and they are few and far between and a wheat my frist great great look great pour i highy recommend this beer dont know what other want in their but this is what i want what i like so enjoy anytime

Photo of JMad
3.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It pours a murky brown color with an off white head that quickly reduced to a filmy layer. Doesnt have much of an aroma i could only detect some wheat, citrus and hay. Tastes like it smells, just a little better with a hint of grassy hop. Goes down smooth and refreshing and is actuallu not bad. Now this beer might please everybody but it's actually a nice easy drinking brew and I could drink a couple more honestly.

Photo of hdofu
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.

Photo of Mitchster
2.56/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of Treyliff
2.6/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

Photo of tdm168
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.

Photo of brewdude1982
3.28/5  rDev +6.8%
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

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.91/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of csrbv
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
2.51/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

Photo of secondtooth
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of pmcadamis
2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy purple/amber brew with a small beige head. Pretty good lace. Looks wheaty/yeasty.

S - Slightly malty with a whiff of odd spice and some wheat notes as it warms.

T - Tastes like bean chili with some beer mixed in. Not bad at all... works better than you would think. On the other hand, it kinda just tastes like chili powder and beans. Pretty one dimensional really. Gets worse with warmth.

M - Light in body, greasy, and thinly carbonated. Finishes with that weird chili note... this is subdued....not a big spice bomb like that Cave Creek stuff that gave me diarrhea.

If you like chili on a chilly fall day, this is worth trying for the novelty factor, but I wouldn't say that it's much more than that. It's also a fun beer to try with non-BA friends since it's not super-weird or over the top... just a nice beany chili flavor on top of an easy going wheat beer base. Burping tastes like chili 15 min after finishing.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half finger head with some lacing on a murky/muddy brown body. Chocolate malt, earthy hops and breads. Flavor is similar with a chocolate malt base, pepper, earthy good and a slight metallic finish. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. As expected a bit watery, under malted but decent flavor for the brewer.

Photo of TheFunGuy
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am really impressed.

The pour is dark brown with a one once thick head that faded in two minutes. Cloudy. You cannot see your hand through it.

The smell is dark malt, no hops or spice.

The taste is dark malt, just the right side of sweet, some hops to keep things under under control. See the final taste in mouthfeel, which is where it should be.

The feel is a little bit of a creamy beer, after you swallow a very small amount of spice hits the back 1/3 of your tongue. Just a trace, just enough.

This is one of the best three AB beers I have had. I know there are 150 micros that do it better, but this is darn good and will reach many many more people.

Photo of zeff80
2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a hazy, dark amber color with a very small, short-lived head of white foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of wheat and spices. A touch of maltiness.

T - Some sharp cracked wheat flavor with a good deal of spices. Somewhat herbal with a light malt backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This was an okay brew. It seems a bit like a mix of several different styles of beer.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ending my day with the End of the World. Apropos, no? This stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of dusty off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light toffee, light green chiles, and a kiss of cocoa powder. Things are kinda bland and fairly muddled. The taste holds notes of honey, light toffee, light cocoa powder, mildly spicy chiles, brown sugar, and a bit of toasted biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda grainy feel. Overall, not a bad little spiced/chile beer, one that doesn't let the chiles or spices overwhelm the background malts, nor vice-versa. Not bad, actually (kinda surprising, honestly).

Photo of BeerKangaroo
1.87/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

This looks interesting:

Into a pint glass:

A: cloudy muddy brown colored body that leaves a nice two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes before slowly dieing. Lacing shows after the head concaves into the body, nice and spider-webs. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: chocolate and wheat combined decently up front, but something didn't smell right

T: basically the same and comes out extremely bland (anyone remember the old Wendy's commercial "where's the beef?", ok right here I'd like to say "where's the flavor?"). In other words, whatever happened in the smell didn't happen in the taste ... ???

M: light and super watery, with nothing harsh on the tongue, but nothing exciting

O: ok, it says on the side of the bottle, there's chili and spice, and once again, I'll use that old Wendy's line, "where's the [chili and spice]?" So if this is supposed to be so complex with other flavors, where are they? In retrospect, I will say fitting name as this will be the "end of the world" for this beer. Cue Dierks Bentley - "what was I thinking?"

Photo of Vancoubeer
3.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was curious to see what this beer was about and grabbed a bottle at the local shop. It said midnight wheat...hoped it was black but it looks like the chocolate malts dominated. Its more like a brownish dunkel weiss. If you say there is midnight wheat, make it black as midnight...lame. The smell is not amazing but its definitely different. You can smell something going on in there but its hard to notice. Maybe the spices but not sure what those are...nutmeg? When it comes to the taste this beer is pretty good. Nothing outstanding but heck, it kind of burns from the peppers but in the flavor its hard to really determine what is going on. Kind of like the smell. It totally drinks stronger than the 6% abv on the bottle. I have had 10% beers easier to drink than this. There is a hint of dark malts but no hops of any from. The mouthfeel is very carbonated. It cleans away the flavor well to get ready for another sip. Overall, this is not that bad. is it worth a 6 pack? No. Was it worth a sample? Sure if you are into wheat beers. However I really think that the idea was a good one but at a macro level this beer kinda fades into the ether and I cannot see myself telling folks..hey that beer is a good one. I feel that the label got more time than the formula. But its not that bad. I think I am more or less disappointed.

Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.