Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White
BA SCORE
2.96/5
3,860 Ratings
Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#43,774
Reviews:
890
Ratings:
3,860
pDev:
23.31%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
1,038
Trade:
0
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Photo of ewpass
3.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Montanas. Hazy straw with decent head. Mild nose. Light-weight wheat body with smooth low carbonation finish. An accessible mild witbier.

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Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow, white head. Aroma is wheat, lemon, clove. Flavor is wheat, clove and citrus. There are a lot of better examples of this style. Stay Away.

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Photo of Mike_Smelly
2.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of thampel09
2.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.23/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wejohnsn
1.86/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

uninspired and flat. kinda creamy mouth feel . I got in this in a can to taste and try. Can looks cool and I like oranges so I expected a hint of it but there was none.not much flavor. Busch NA was more satisfying.

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Photo of Premo88
3.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into tight nonic
(April 13, 2017 born-on date)

L: cloudy yellow-gold to gold, buildup of amber in middle of glass; 1-inch head of white foam that dissipates quickly; keeps a thin but consistent collar of white foam; no sticking/lacing

S: peach, apricot, very sweet ... like sugar-coated dates or fruitcake

T: apricot-orange, again very sweet ... residual yeast note, slightly earthy in the aftertaste; sweet cheesecake; as it warms and palate adjusts, the first sip is always super sweet with a cheesecake-like sour/softness ... sour as in that thing cream cheese has that's just a bit different; lime ... cilantro; orange ... lightly tart orange

F: light and crisp as expected but with a pinch of ale weight/softness to it ... quite intriguing; shows moderate activity in the glass, so it makes sense -- it's not a rip-your-tongue-off force-carbonated nightmare, which many macro-brews can be

O: the level of sweetness suggests sugar and/or syrup of some kind is in there, and the cheesecake note is weird ... not offensive or terrible, just weird; there's also little-to-no clove in it, which many will find refreshing; overall it's neither a world-beater nor a drainpour; nothing I'll drink again but interesting to investigate nonetheless

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Photo of Wit123
3.84/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yes I know it is made by the Borg, but it's still pretty darn good for a white beer. Could do a lot worse.

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Photo of simplyminimal
3.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
2.56/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.69/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConnorG
3.77/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Look - 4 - I will admit I don't think I have ever drunk this in a glass - so a little blind in that area.
Smell - 4 - Very pleasant aroma - not over hoppy, but still with some good definition of what is to follow
Taste - 4.25 - Not over powering, but with a very pleasant taste that wont kill the flavours of anything you are consuming with it.
Feel - 4 - Nice and smooth - no unpleasantness going down.

I will admit that this is the guilty pleasure. Something by AB should not be this good. However as a go to, dare I say "quaffing" beer, this is the one. I make sure to keep some cold in the fridge for the nights I'm not going to delve into a deep hoppy beer. I cant really say why, but this beer generally hits the spot - and I don't think I am alone - Ive heard similar sentiments from other people. I would put this beer into the "so wrong it cant be right, but it does work" category. Which feels wrong :)

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Photo of Parmesan
2.44/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

L: Pours a Hazy orange yellow color with a creamy white head and some lacing on the glass.

S: A little clove a little Belgian yeast but not much else. A little wheat in the background.

T: Some lemon, some wheat, a little clove and Belgian yeast. Still not much going on here.

F: Somewhat creamy body but still a little watery.

O: A very bland wheat ale.

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Photo of claire363
4.69/5  rDev +58.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jlabs
3.39/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
2.78/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of GinDC
3.85/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a slice of orange it just says summer.

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Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
3.46/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.07/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.96 out of 5 with 3,860 ratings
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