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Shock Top Belgian White | Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
2.95/5
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3,882 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#44,589
Reviews:
893
Ratings:
3,882
pDev:
23.39%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
1,054
Trade:
0
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Photo of Jeff_Winger
3.37/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzer
2.73/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tumblingpenguin
2.3/5  rDev -22%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I had this with and without an orange. With the orange, I primarily tasted the orange and very little of the beer itself. It was more like a soda than a beer. Without the orange, and overall, I found the beer less than average. I could taste the citrus and coriander, which gave it an earthy tone, but, unfortunately, it just wasn't all that great.

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Photo of BRob1023
3.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love me some shock top

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Photo of Alagator
3.84/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Surprise to the tastebuds. Great all season drink

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Photo of Ela
2.49/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MickeyTheHead
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent beer for the price but it lacks something I expect in a Belgian White. I think it's lack of yeast flavor.

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Photo of Musineer
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Corninajar
3.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peaches13
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mschipper
2.73/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
2.69/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Well, this isn't a great "craft beer," but it's not as though it's undrinkable....as though all of us didn't grow up on PBR, Milwaukee' Best, Bud Light, etc. So, that said, this is a slightly below average beer, but very below average Belgian/Wheat. With the lemon/fruit smell and taste, leave this to the summer. I wold much rather see this served at a summer party as oppposed to Miller Lite, Coors Light, etc.

A - Light orange/yellow in color and hazy, it almost reminded me of pear juice; it started with a nice white foamy head and not overly thick, but dissipated almost completely; small amount of sediment
S - Crisp lemon and fruit
T - Nothing overpowering, or even dominant in flavor; easy to drink; some lemon, but generally weak if you are looking for big taste
F - moderate carbonation
O - You could easily drink 3-4 of these , can be refreshing if you didn't mind the lack of beer taste; it tastes mass produced, if that makes sense

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Photo of BcCraft710
2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MJW211
5/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is so much better than some of the other beers in this category light clean tasty!

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Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.18/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Austin2012
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good taste. Better with an orange

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Photo of skrabbenhoft
3.08/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MustyDusty
2.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of danlib21
3.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Anthony666
3.45/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of car2052
3.53/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to a Stella Artois goblet.

A: Bright golden orange, hazy, with a 1 finger white head that fades to a layer of foam.
S: Orange peel, slight alcohol tang, some spice notes.
T: Sweetness, candy orange flavor. Some yeastyness at the end. Same tasting malt as the adjunct lagers.
M: Medium mouthfeel. Less creamy than Blue Moon. Very drinkable and refreshing.
O: About the same as Blue Moon, but it seems to be more of a mix between a witbier and an adjunct lager. A little crisper, though. Buy whichever is cheapest.

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Photo of shmeli
1.49/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Not good, avoid at all costs.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.09/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't get the vitriol for this beer; it isn't a bad beer by any means, it's just not a great beer. Is it a legitimate Belgian beer? Of course not, but Budweiser isn't really a legitimate lager, so I'll judge it on its taste alone: pretty good, not bad.

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Photo of RichPettie
2.48/5  rDev -15.9%

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