Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally known as Spring Heat Spiced Wheat

We’ve shaken up traditional tastes by brewing a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale with real orange, lemon and lime peels,and then added a little coriander spice to the mix. This uniquely-crafted and award-winning ale is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.

Added by zjungleist on 03-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,686
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
3,979
pDev:
23.31%
 
 
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Photo of rsteeves97
3.96/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer draft with an orange slice and in the bottle and I think it's fairly good. I would choose Shock Top over Blue Moon. It has a really nice true orange look to it and it is very drinkable. This beer is somewhat special to me as it was the first draft beer I ever had after turning 21.

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.16/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of natzalot
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MugC
3.98/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ttaylor77
3.6/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nomadchris
4.1/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shivtim
2.57/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AngEo
2.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Foggy burnt orange with a large off-white froth that settles in lumps to a steady collar and thin film.

Smell actually has a bit of metallic and astringent hop character to it, with a touch of orange peel and spiced, cracked wheat in there. It's not very aromatic though.

Taste starts with both the peel and flesh of orange, paired with wheat bread and a very faint Belgian wit yeast character. However, it's pretty much all orange-spiked wheat beer more than anything else.

Body is frothy but light with a crisp, tingly semi-dry finish.

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Photo of peterpunk15
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of carrcolind
3.21/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaPan
3.13/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spectru
3.01/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy, light amber, not much in the way of head; Aroma is slightly citrusy; Feels smooth, slightly tangy, light carbonation. Flavor is very mild, slightly citrusy.

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2.31/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.57/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaten454
2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +68.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jprudhomme7
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PMakowski
2.58/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured out of a 24 oz Can
Looks tremendous, hazy golden color, i've never disliked a hazy beer. Head dissipates before you even go to drink it, wow.
Smell is great, mix of fresh and bitter oranges, with wheat and lemon as well. Certainly can pick up the Belgium yeast as well. I like the overall presentation. Moderate carbonation.
Taste isn't as pleasant unfortunately. First thing i'm getting is play-doh flavor. I thought this would be similar to Blue Moon, but wow it is substantially worse. It tastes like fake orange flavoring and very strong coriander.
Buzz your girlfriend, Woof!
Well, never had one of these before, thought I would give it a try, and learned that it is really not a good beer, i don't think they really put enough time into this recipe. Gotta call it like you see it, grade is a C-

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2.05/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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3.21/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.94/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of znskeba
3.43/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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