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

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436 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 10-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,047
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
436
pDev:
22.15%
Bros Score:
3.1
 
 
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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.91/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, medium-dark brown with a few fingers of airy, off-white foam.

Smell: Not particularly effusive, this one. A little touch of unsalted saltines, a bit of stale chocolate powder, and some slight spicy notions.

Taste: Modest wheat malt tasted coated in a thin veneer of sweetish chocolate. Slight fruitiness. Then, there's a spiciness that makes one smile. Mainly, as to play it safe, they muted that spice character down as far as they could. Thanks, focus groups. The spice passes quickly, going back to the middling tastes of wheat, chocolate, and vague fruitiness until the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Focus groups.

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1.75/5  rDev -43%

Photo of csrbv
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Ale brewed with midnight wheat , Chocolate Malt, Chili and Spice."

A good looking hazy brown colored beer with a decent head.

Smell is a little sweet with a wheat cracker aroma. Scents of chocolate and vanilla and fruity chili pepper. Scent is decent and better than I had hoped.

Starts out mildly sweet with a bit of a toffee flavor. Decent bitterness and a fruity chili pepper taste with a little heat. Not strongly flavored but certain is bad tasting. Little bit of warmth in the stomach from the peppers and not the alcohol level. Mild chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Mouthfeel is ok.

Overall not an outstanding Chili beer, but I'm going to finish the six pack and could see ordering this if nothing better is available. Probably the best beer in the Shock Top beer Series.

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2.51/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Poured a lighter brown color with some orange highlights. Upon pouring there is a two finger off white head that has a good level of retention, eventually fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a sweet chocolate and a caramel smell. Mixed with this is a lighter roasted malt and wheat aroma.

Taste –The taste starts out with a wheaty and roasted flavor. As the taste advances, a chocolate flavor enters the taste. The chocolate starts out sweeter with notes of a caramel nature mixed within. It then dries out some as the caramel fades. While it dries out, it again then sweetens as a citrus flavor comes to the tongue near the end of the taste. At the end a somewhat off chocolately citrus wheat flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just below medium side with a carbonation level that is slightly higher than average. The lighter body did not go well with the chocolate flavors of the brew, but the carbonation at least made it quicker drinking by not accentuating the more off mix of chocolate, wheat and citrus.

Overall – Not a beer I would likely take on again. The flavors just did not transition or even go well with each other. Not my thing.

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3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance. Nice medium brown with a tinge toward rusty orange. a two finger head with same lacing through out. It is also quite cloudy.

Smell. some light citrus at first with some burnt coffee and a touch of spice.

Taste. Some roasted malt followed by just a touch of bitterness. Im not getting any spice.

Mouthfeel. It has a thin to medium body

Overall. I bough a 6 pack of this and this is number 5(1 bottle per sitting) i kept thinking some other factor was influencing my enjoyment of the beer but i think its just average with some above average marketing.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
6.0% ABV, 12278 on neck label.

A - End of the World pours nicely, forming a moderate off white head which disappears with almost no trace in mere moments. The beer below is rusted and cloudy, fitting the bill perfectly for the name.

S - The End of the World has a closed off aroma that's hard to discern as it's rather bland nuances are muddled together. Beyond pale malt and biscuit, what does seem to emerge though is a very faint, chili powder spice aroma on the far back end that resembles making chili. Zero hops and almost no noticeable chocolate notes come through though.

T - Soft wheat is delicate enough without being trounced by chocolate malt which is barely even there as it is. Cocoa notes and faint graham cracker come through with dirty dryness and the aroma's same chili aspect pops in on the back end adding a very slight note of spice, but this beer's flavor is just about as bland as the aroma.

M - Medium-light bodied and crisply carbonated, the body features a trace of soft wheat which smooths out the feel before it ends with a faint spice and dryness of roasted malt.

O - Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat has almost nothing going for it. The aroma and flavor are bland, barely managing to formulate a cohesive direction especially with all the ingredients they've added. This beer isn't bad per se, but the potential for it was big and Shock Top didn't deliver on any level.

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3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy ruby, with tan head. No discernible lace.

Nose is quite unusual -- chili and spice are first to make their presence known. I also get a bit of fruitiness in there, but it's subtle.

Taste is chocolate, with a hint of heat from the chilis and spices. It's a different kind of flavor, and unlike anything else I've had, but at the same time, not one I'd care to revisit, either.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

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2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy purple/amber brew with a small beige head. Pretty good lace. Looks wheaty/yeasty.

S - Slightly malty with a whiff of odd spice and some wheat notes as it warms.

T - Tastes like bean chili with some beer mixed in. Not bad at all... works better than you would think. On the other hand, it kinda just tastes like chili powder and beans. Pretty one dimensional really. Gets worse with warmth.

M - Light in body, greasy, and thinly carbonated. Finishes with that weird chili note... this is subdued....not a big spice bomb like that Cave Creek stuff that gave me diarrhea.

If you like chili on a chilly fall day, this is worth trying for the novelty factor, but I wouldn't say that it's much more than that. It's also a fun beer to try with non-BA friends since it's not super-weird or over the top... just a nice beany chili flavor on top of an easy going wheat beer base. Burping tastes like chili 15 min after finishing.

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3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Half finger head with some lacing on a murky/muddy brown body. Chocolate malt, earthy hops and breads. Flavor is similar with a chocolate malt base, pepper, earthy good and a slight metallic finish. Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. As expected a bit watery, under malted but decent flavor for the brewer.

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Photo of TheFunGuy
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am really impressed.

The pour is dark brown with a one once thick head that faded in two minutes. Cloudy. You cannot see your hand through it.

The smell is dark malt, no hops or spice.

The taste is dark malt, just the right side of sweet, some hops to keep things under under control. See the final taste in mouthfeel, which is where it should be.

The feel is a little bit of a creamy beer, after you swallow a very small amount of spice hits the back 1/3 of your tongue. Just a trace, just enough.

This is one of the best three AB beers I have had. I know there are 150 micros that do it better, but this is darn good and will reach many many more people.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.9/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a hazy, dark amber color with a very small, short-lived head of white foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of wheat and spices. A touch of maltiness.

T - Some sharp cracked wheat flavor with a good deal of spices. Somewhat herbal with a light malt backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This was an okay brew. It seems a bit like a mix of several different styles of beer.

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3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ending my day with the End of the World. Apropos, no? This stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of dusty off-white foam. The nose comprises biscuit, light toffee, light green chiles, and a kiss of cocoa powder. Things are kinda bland and fairly muddled. The taste holds notes of honey, light toffee, light cocoa powder, mildly spicy chiles, brown sugar, and a bit of toasted biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda grainy feel. Overall, not a bad little spiced/chile beer, one that doesn't let the chiles or spices overwhelm the background malts, nor vice-versa. Not bad, actually (kinda surprising, honestly).

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 436 ratings
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