Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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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#46,991
Reviews:
910
Ratings:
3,979
pDev:
23.31%
 
 
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Photo of DigitGrowler
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cardfan212
3.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - Slightly clouded golden orange. A very still beer with no bubbles or head.

Smell - Wheat, a bit of citrus rind, a hard to distinguish herbal/floral/grassy scent. In general, a sense of earthiness.

Taste - My first impression is a strange essence of white cake, like vanilla and buttercream icing. The taste isn't really anything like the smell. A generic sweetness with the slightest tang.

Feel - Very flat feeling, could do with a bit more carbonation.

Overall - An acceptable beer, but not one I'll see myself coming back to.

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Photo of Branlott42
2.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Deca
3.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlanReynolds
3.67/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Usually served with a slice of orange, which helps a lot with the taste and smell. Tastes lighter, milder than its 5.2% alcohol suggests, more like a Pilsner. I've had better whites from Belgium, but this is not a bad brew considering the source. I haven't tried it at home, but am pretty sure it needs a slice of orange or at least a twist of lemon or lime.

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Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dpotter1991
3.1/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of QuentinDishaw
1.66/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of chitoryu12
3.23/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: Average orange color, with no head in the glass.

Smell: Distant citrus and malt, with a faint yeast note.

Taste: Bready malt is the dominant flavor, with some orange flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, but a decent amount of carbonation bite.

Overall: Not bad. Different than adjunct lagers and refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/28/17, consumed 4/14/18

L: Somewhat hazy, orange & light-brown, no head, no lacing. Not appealing in any way.

S: Orange peel. If there's anything else, it's too faint and mild to struggle looking for.

T: Orange peel dominates here too. Pick up just the faintest trace of some spices maybe.

F: Medium, good carbonation, smooth.

O: Drank this in a flight sampling with Blue Moon, 1664 Blanc, and Allagash White. Obviously Allagash was the best by a long shot and 1664 Blanc was pretty nice in it's own way too. Shock Top was probably the weakest one, but I'd still get it over most other macros.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
3.09/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ShaunSolo
4.04/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.18/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Alexc11
2.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not what I expected of a Belgian white. Everything about it from the color (meek orange in color) to taste (flat) was just okay. I didn't detect the orange/coriander to the extent I expected - Hoegaarden for example is a good reference point and felt it came up short. I've had better Belgian whites. But my brother in law loves it so....potato, tomato or something.

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Photo of Spikester
3.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden orange with one finger of white head. Small amount of lace.
Smell is citrus orange.
Taste is citrus orange with spice coriander and some wheat.
Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. The finish is lightly dry and balanced.
Overall a taste of something different. Refreshing.

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Photo of RCS1
5/5  rDev +68.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perhaps a perfect ale. Gorgeous opaque amber color. Definite citrus peel scent. An overall smooth slightly orange taste. Feels both sturdy and bubbly on the palate.
Simply refreshing. Goes well with cheese.

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Photo of Markpalmer
3.73/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's very good for a A/B product. Very tasty and easy to drink, and not much aftertaste, just that hint of citrus. However it is a little too expensive to drink regularly, and it can give you some bad gas in the A/B tradition.

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Photo of hairnic
2.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerPirate
3.6/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
2.09/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.2/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of emerge077
2.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dextr24
3.53/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bettaproger
2.21/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Rather flat and uninspired. None of the kick of a cider with none of the smoothness of a Belgium white.

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Photo of Rostie
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.96 out of 5 with 3,979 ratings