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

BEER STATS
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#44,572
Reviews:
913
Ratings:
3,995
pDev:
23.31%
 
 
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56
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Ratings: 3,995 |  Reviews: 913
Photo of Sigmund
3.73/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Oakland Intl Airport. Pale straw colour, white head. Typical witbier aroma and flavour of coriander and citrus / orange peel. Very refreshing, would be happy to drink this again. I suspect that it is underrated due to the ownership of the brewery - I was not aware that this was an AB InBev product, so I rated the beer for what it is.

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Photo of Pinkylives
3.38/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Skibum61
3.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MEEK6382
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of opd213
3.06/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerMan247
2.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was expecting more from this beer being that I really like Belgian Whites. It just went down more like an adjunct lager than I’d expect, and the aftertaste was borderline offensive. Kind of tasted as if I poured half a glass of Blue Moon into half a glass of Bud Light. Eh.

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Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npdevil27
2.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JPNesker
2.36/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Macro Swill

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Photo of dukeufo
2.63/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 1Jose
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JasonNicholson
3.52/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.85/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Determined419
4.59/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
3.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy yellow-orange, typical of a wit beer. Orange and coriander on the nose (imagine that!). Primaryily a biscuity malt flavor in addition to what you get on the nose. Typical AB watery mouthfeel.

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Photo of andrealb102
1/5  rDev -66.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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

Shock Top Belgian White from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.96 out of 5 with 3,995 ratings