Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

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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
Ratings:
3,851
Reviews:
887
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
22.85%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
1,025
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
2.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Glowingz
3.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.69/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConnorG
3.77/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulwain
4.1/5  rDev +35.8%
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 -19.2%
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 +55.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jlabs
3.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
2.78/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of GinDC
3.85/5  rDev +27.5%
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 +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.07/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MTKATL
2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jjmj51
3.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lcampoli
3.34/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this one on draught and from a can. Pleasant taste, benefits from a light sprinkle of salt over it. Light, blonde, citrusy; perfect summer beer.

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Photo of mmellow12
2.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cdclark81
3.3/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy color that is expected in a wheat beer, but the orange tint was a pleasant surprise. Taste is good, you can pick up on the citrus, carbonation is on the higher side. I tend to prefer darker, heavier beers, but if you drink this for what it is (a lighter, summer beer), you won't be disappointed. I just finished mowing the grass, and it really hit the spot.

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3.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albertdidz
3.88/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Poured a slightly cloudy orange color with a one inch white head. Smells and tastes of orange, lemon, wheat and honey. A little on the sweet side for my taste. Well carbonated, light bodied, crisp and refreshing.

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3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint amber + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Just shy of moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat malts, orange citrus, coriander spice, and Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat malts with a light amount of cereal grain malts and a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by slightly heavier than light flavors of orange citrus and light flavors of coriander spice. No discernible hop presence and only a hint of bitterness in the finish leaving a light lingering yeastiness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink but not the best example of the style - a little too malty and sweet.

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Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
3.02 out of 5 based on 3,851 ratings.
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