Shock Top Sunset Orange | Anheuser-Busch

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20 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by superspak on 05-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,536
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
20
pDev:
18.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of JPadilla
3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bplabernie
3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
2.71/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle from Publix. Poured with a moderate size, fizzy white head over a slightly hazy, light copper-orange body. Sweet aroma with artificial orange (think cheap hard candy) masking everything else. Fake orange flavor that is very sweet and bears no resemblance to an actual beer.
On the upside, it has a fairly good mouthfeel and is modestly refreshing.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.21/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Safa1
3.76/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcarlosv
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK beer, very fruity in flavor. Maybe a little less fruit flavor and little more bitterness the beer could be improved.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like regular Shock Top, but less citrus flavor and more fruity, almost hint of berry type of flavor. More sweet as well. Verging on the side of too sweet.

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Photo of brewnme
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TLA
3.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TonyLema1
3.57/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: deep amber, lots of carbonation
S: sweet oranges
T:sweet candied orange, not much else
F; no mouthfeel to speak of
O: good for what it is, I prefer grapefruit to orange

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Photo of jwc215
3.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle:

Pours slightly hazed orange with a thin fizzy head. Minimal wispy lace vanishes.

The smell is of bloodred oranges with a wheat tang.

The taste is of hard-candy-like oranges with wheat that makes it taste somewhat like a candy Tang. Slight hint of witbier spicing. Sweet.

Light-bodied, a bit sticky.

Too sweet for me to have more than one or two at most. The orange is almost overwhelming and it is candy-like.
A mediocre brew (at best).

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Photo of Livyatan1996
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ordybill
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly murky orange color with a small white head. The aroma is oranges and wheat. The taste is super sugary orange and a backdrop of wheat with some spice tossed in.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
2.08/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a red solo cup.

Sickening sweet. Like marmalade with a measurable abv. Pairs well with nothing and leaves a lingering aftertaste. So many better blood orange wheats out there

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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.58/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/26/2017. Pours lightly hazy medium orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big blood orange, grapefruit, orange juice, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance of citrus fruit/peels, coriander, pale malt, and light earthy/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big blood orange, grapefruit, orange juice, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness, yeast spiciness, and slight citrus tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of blood orange, grapefruit, orange juice, lemon zest, orange peel, coriander, light pepper/clove, wheat, cracker, white bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus fruit/peels, coriander, pale malt, and light earthy/spicy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/acidic mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery feeling. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a nice fruited witbier style. All around good robustness and balance of citrus fruit/peels, coriander, pale malt, and light earthy/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mildly tart/bitter/spicy finish. Really well balance between the fruit/peels, coriander, and pale/wheat malts. Very flavorful for the ABV. Would have liked more yeast presence, but it had a solid amount. A nicely enjoyable offering, and good style example for a fruited version.

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Photo of garrettini
4.75/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If you like beer and you like oranges this is an awesome orange beer.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.02/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle

Pours slightly hazy amber orange, almost a pink tint to it. Head is coarse sugar white, dissipates to nothing.

Smells of corn syrup, artificial citrus flavoring, and stale bread.

Flavor is very artificial. Orange soda and stale bread. Hints of a more natural tang in the aftertaste.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

I really hate to bash a corporate beer because it's so cliche, but this is pretty awful. Acceptable pour and body, bland aroma, and frankly kind of a gross taste. It's not drain pour but I'd really have to have my arm twisted to drink another one. I don't mind the regular Shock Top that much, and I still enjoy a Blue Moon or its spin-offs now and again. But this is just objectively bad.

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Shock Top Sunset Orange from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.13 out of 5 with 20 ratings