Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top End Of The World Midnight WheatShock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Zorro on 10-12-2012

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4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

Photo of Evansbeer
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It lives up to the name "End of the World Midnight Wheat". If you are a shocktop fan, you are expecting a citrus based beverage full of body and flavor. This reminds me more a light IPA. I bought it for its name, and probably won't buy it again. It was fun to try.

A little citrus, but very bitter, almost like they used grapefruit? Vary bold flavor that left a bitter aftertaste. Very full bodied and heavy to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a middle brown color with lots of haze. Fairly large, 3 finger head that retains and laces pretty well.

S- Starts with a little bit of wheat flavor and moves quickly into the chocolate and spice flavors. Chocolate is present but not very dominant. Spices however are more powerful with detectable nutmeg and cinnamon-like scents.

T- Starts with a spicy flavor profile. Spiciness has a hint of pepper, but mostly the nutmeg and cinnamon. Lots of chocolate malt in the middle. Slight wheat flavor presides throughout. Chocolate and spicy notes linger in the aftertaste.

M- Thick and chewy as far as wheats go. Lots of carbonation and medium weight on the palate. Spice profile could make drinking more than one or two tough.

Overall, a very interesting beer. Chocolate and spice in this one are a good introduction to spices in beer. Interesting and drinkable, too bad this is a one time seasonal, it's a good change of pace.

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, copper color. 6/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, hint of spices (coriander?), hint of wheat, and slight adjunct. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable metallic flavor. Fits the style of an herbed / spiced beer better than it fits into the American Pale Wheat style. Tastes of a pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of wheat, hint of spices, slight metallic of adjunct, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, weak body that is dominated by metallic flavors.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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1/5  rDev -67.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DMXLOX22
3.17/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single of this brew at my local establishment, Civera's Deli. Let's see about this. I've heard slightly positive reviews about this one. Let's see if Anheuser can surprise me.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, dark, brown with an almost amber-like hue. Head is about an inch high, and sticks around appropriately, like a common, good beer should.

Smell: Has a nice aroma of citrus. Also noted in this is a slight hint of chocolate, but not as apparent as the appearance is. I also noticed some hints of light spices. Not too bad, but nothing that "wows" me. I guess better luck next time.

Taste: Somewhat light, a nice hint of citrus. As I got to the bottom, there was a nice taste of dark malts. The chocolate was only minor. So far, no appearance of chili or other spices as mentioned on the bottle. Nice try Anheuser, but looks like you dropped the ball on that. Just reminds me of a maltier Shock Top with a slight hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Has a moderate carbonation.

Overall: To be quite frank, I wasn't expecting much out of this beer. But i guess I set my hopes a little too high to begin with when I read on the bottle the ingoing spices and all. Maybe my palate is a little off, but I didn't once taste chili. Overall, this isn't a TERRIBLE beer, but definitely just reminded me of a hybrid Shock Top. I probably won't have this beer again, mainly because it's a limited release. I guess the big breweries tried on this one, and it didn't go exactly as planned. Just took a popular, trending topic and made a beer out of it in an attempt to boost sales. I'll look elsewhere next time if they release a "Return of Jesus" beer. Cheers!

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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1/5  rDev -67.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.08 out of 5 with 439 ratings
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