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:
3,813
Reviews:
877
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
22.85%
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
995
For Trade:
0
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Photo of arillinoming
4.37/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 0_0
2.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbf190
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Markc72
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of David_w_arnold
3.4/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

looks like a more carbonated bud.

Smells like what it is: wheat, orange peel, coriander.

Tastes pretty neutral. Wheat, Orange peel, coriander. Not picking up anything else. Taste is uncomplex. Not simple, like bud light, but uncomplex. It is what it claims to be and nothing more. Ever so slight honey-lemon-water taste if you look for it, as illpass78 pointed out (Give that person a like!)

Feels alright.

Overall, middle of the road Belgian. Good entry into the style.

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Photo of FBarber
3.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigSmooth12
3.54/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dag1991
3.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of illpass78
3.78/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

14 oz. on tap at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Hazy straw. Minimal head, not much lace.

Aroma: Wheat, honey, lemon; typical witbier.

Taste: Follows the nose. A fairly strong citrus note.

Mouthfeel: Easy and summery. Great cookout/ballgame/beach beer. Perfect for a hot day.

Overall: Way better than Blue Moon. Probably better than Mr. Coolguys think it is. Would rather have an Allagash White, but it gets the job done.

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Photo of williamthistle
2.38/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LukeB
3.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.27/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.57/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

An extremely hazy pale beer. Fast rising bubbles, with moderate foamy head. I get a mild alcohol aroma and a ton of bready malts and and sweet corn. There is also a hint of orange. The taste is very similar with a nice orange flavor and a strong sweet wheat flavor. You can feel the carbonation and the beer does have a slight drying to it but is overall very drinkable.

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Photo of RaginBowener
3.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of godawgs
3.27/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffBlue
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

6-8-16 (11.5oz aluminum, San Mateo, CA) very reluctant to give this beer a try again as it failed miserably a good 5 years ago. This time around was enjoyable. Very good for this style. Convinced this recipe has changed.

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Photo of Griphon
2.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jasadewi
2.83/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Hazy pale yellow color with decent soapy head.
S: Heavy smells of sweet wheat and grains.
T: Decently sweet, with mild orange and coriander flavor. Much less complex and dull than every other Witbier.
M: Light bodied.
O: Overall, this is an alright Witbier if you're watching your money. If not, opt for the very slightly more expensive and quite better Blue Moon take.

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of psycHOPathy
3.33/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy pale yellow to light orange, half inch plus head
Corn, wheat, pear, apple, grain, grass
Lightly sweet and malty wheat, apple, pear
Tingly, medium bodies
A decent beer right where cheap meets craft. Served it with a grapefruit garnish, perfect for summer sunday evening

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Photo of Kirbyderby
3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.27/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattD93
2.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
3.02 out of 5 based on 3,813 ratings.
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