Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White
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Shock Top Belgian WhiteShock Top Belgian White

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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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2.25/5  rDev -24%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.85/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #155
Served On: 04/17/2012
Glassware: Wheat Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

This was a 22oz. bomber I found at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick.

Look: Poured gently to avoid sediment. The beer poured a hazy yellow color with crazy carbonation bubbles that charged upward to form a thin cap of white foam. Zero lacing. Could almost pass for fizzy fruit juice.

Smell: Light fruity aroma. Some faint Belgian funk. Also some biscuit. Nothing too pungent or complex in the nose.

Taste: First was a crisp juicy note with a very clean middle. Some biscuit took over during the finish. Aftertaste was mainly clean with the biscuit returning for a brief moment.

This beer was basically your typical cheap quasi-craft offering from a large brewing corporation. I would drink it again if handed one. I even tried pouring all the sediment in which really made no difference at all. It's just a very plain Witbier.

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3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Stocean1
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent summer wheat in a pinch if there is nothing better on tap at your local pub. Two finger white well retained head on a hazy yellow body, good retention and lace. Scent and taste is wheat and orange peel with some coriander. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Not bad.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +60.5%

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4/5  rDev +35.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

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2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of brauchj1
4.5/5  rDev +52%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Slightly cloudy orange but clears up a bit after pour.

Smell - Citrus, orange with a hint of wheat

Taste - Like summer exploded in your mouth and said "I'm here!!"

Mouthfeel - Pretty light and smooth

Overall - Definitely one of my top favorite. It's light, smooth, refreshing and not overbearing.

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3.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -49.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a billowy white head. The head faded relatively quickly giving way to a small amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is largely of lemon mixed with some nice orange, yeast and wheat aromas mixed in.

Taste – The taste of a nice wheat backbone mixed with some strong sweet citrus flavors. The citrus is largely orange in nature with a sweeter taste. Toward the middle some yeasty and more bitter lemon flavors work their way into the taste. These help balance some of the sweet and take the flavor profile to the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is rather average. It has a medium body and an average carbonation level.

Overall – Easy drinking and affordable. It has some nice characteristics and makes for a good session brew.

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of rangerred
2.48/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap.

Appearance is a hazy pale orange with a one finger thick white head.

Smell is somewhat weak but orange and coriander are detectable along with a light bready sweetness.

Faint orange and spice are present on the taste along with that same bread that was there in the nose. All the right components are there to make this a good beer but it is all dumbed down. Mouthfeel is also too watery.

Overall, this might be a good introduction into the world of witbiers but I would move on quickly. There are much better examples out there.

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of TheHammer
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy yellow with steady carbonation, although not quite as cloudy as I'd like a wit to be. It did produce two and a half fingers of head, but it didn't stick around.

Smell: Fairly generic wit, nothing wrong but nothing stands out. Orange peel, coriander, and wheat with touches of lemon. I didn't need warming, but overwhelming, it is not.

Taste: Sweet wheat malt, accentuated by a coriander and orange peel kick and notes of various citrus in the background before the barest dusting of citrus hops. It's a little tame, but all in all it's textbook.

Mouthfeel: It's a little bit watery, but it does leave and nice orange aftertaste but doesn't cling or overstay it's welcome. The carbonation is solid.

Drinkability: Yeah, this is a great summer drinker that goes down easy and boasts just barely enough flavour to be worthwhile. Very easy on the system, but there are better whites.

Final Thoughts: This strikes me as a good benchmark for a generic tasting witbier. Nothing here is going to wow you, but it doesn't really do anything wrong. I enjoyed it, and would do so again if it was priced similar to a normal Macro offering.

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