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Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

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3,882 Ratings
Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of Rocky9
1.7/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Full disclosure - I did NOT know this was an A-B product when I drank it. Also, it was free, at an open bar. The draft options were limited, I hadn't heard of Shock Top at the time, and I thought, what the hell, I'm not paying for it, let's give it a shot. The other options were all Bud-Lite/Coors-type beers anyway.

Well, I remember that day, years ago, like it was yesterday, because it's one of the very few times in my life I didn't finish a pint of beer that someone handed to me. it looked fine, it smelled fine, I guess, but when I tasted it, I wondered what the hell had happened. To me it seemed like someone had taken a piss in a vat of beer, thrown a bunch of oranges in to mask the taste of peepee, and then watered down the whole mess to make sure no beer lover ever asked for it again.

What a terrible beer. I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of wheat beers/white beers to begin with, but there are some that I enjoy. Just not this one. Quite possibly one of the worst beers I've ever had.

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4/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of danfix99
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of stormgasm7
4/5  rDev +35.6%

Photo of bambam2517
3.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

20 oz draft at the dbacks game, this "premium" selection will run you $11!

A - hazy rusty orange. Watery bubble ring tries to form and dies off quickly. Belgians have been insulted by Inbev calling this a Belgian style beer...

S - Pleasant citrus smell, I like that orange can be picked out from the rest. Typical hefe grassiness in the background. None of the clove or banana from a quality hefe present here though.

T - Not bad really. A mild wheat and yeast presence, nice sweet citrus married in.

M - Very watery. Makes for the stuff of a run of the mill slugdown beer.

O - Good beer for the neophyte branching out from macros. I can think of dozens of better values for my beer money.

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Photo of Swosu19
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Mleblanc25
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Duesler
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of sharlie
4.85/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This, again is similar to my favorite beer, Blue Moon. I enjoy this beer and have had it both from bottles and on tap. It has a light, golden appearance with a citrus style flavor. Little head, but the head that is there is a creamy light head. This beer is also great with a orange in it.

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Photo of awisecrackin
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of Cvescalante
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Jason1337
1.25/5  rDev -57.6%

Photo of Gluek
1.37/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Almost undrinkable.
Overpowering taste of spices. Everything else is drowned out in this beer.

The aroma is below average.

Mouthfeel is almost passable, but I can't get past the poor taste.

One of the worst beers I've ever sampled. Needless to say I will avoid at all costs.

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Thaddeus
3.55/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orangish-brown in appearance, average foam head.

Aroma & Taste: Strong smell of orange right off the bat. Not as strong of an orange taste as I expected. Orange is still the main taste, but it contains other citrus notes and a slight spice.

Great for a summer day. Not too high of an ABV combined with the sweetness, makes it a good beer when the suns out and you're playing beach volleyball or at a graduation party.

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of DrBass
3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Black_ox
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Reecesterful
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of UstickM
2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The beer pours a nice white head with a gold tone and cloudy appearance. The beer had a nice wheat flavor with hints of caramel, coriander, orange and lemon. The flavor dissipates quickly; therefore, the beer is too light and lacks lasting flavor. It would be a good beer for the summer with its light, slight refreshing flavors.

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Photo of J_Dub
1.5/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of Volsdawg10
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%

Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 3,882 ratings
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