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
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
Ratings:
436
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
22.3%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Photo of adamjthompson00
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
1.87/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

This looks interesting:

Into a pint glass:

A: cloudy muddy brown colored body that leaves a nice two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good two minutes before slowly dieing. Lacing shows after the head concaves into the body, nice and spider-webs. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising.

S: chocolate and wheat combined decently up front, but something didn't smell right

T: basically the same and comes out extremely bland (anyone remember the old Wendy's commercial "where's the beef?", ok right here I'd like to say "where's the flavor?"). In other words, whatever happened in the smell didn't happen in the taste ... ???

M: light and super watery, with nothing harsh on the tongue, but nothing exciting

O: ok, it says on the side of the bottle, there's chili and spice, and once again, I'll use that old Wendy's line, "where's the [chili and spice]?" So if this is supposed to be so complex with other flavors, where are they? In retrospect, I will say fitting name as this will be the "end of the world" for this beer. Cue Dierks Bentley - "what was I thinking?"

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Photo of JD4003
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Vancoubeer
3.37/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was curious to see what this beer was about and grabbed a bottle at the local shop. It said midnight wheat...hoped it was black but it looks like the chocolate malts dominated. Its more like a brownish dunkel weiss. If you say there is midnight wheat, make it black as midnight...lame. The smell is not amazing but its definitely different. You can smell something going on in there but its hard to notice. Maybe the spices but not sure what those are...nutmeg? When it comes to the taste this beer is pretty good. Nothing outstanding but heck, it kind of burns from the peppers but in the flavor its hard to really determine what is going on. Kind of like the smell. It totally drinks stronger than the 6% abv on the bottle. I have had 10% beers easier to drink than this. There is a hint of dark malts but no hops of any from. The mouthfeel is very carbonated. It cleans away the flavor well to get ready for another sip. Overall, this is not that bad. is it worth a 6 pack? No. Was it worth a sample? Sure if you are into wheat beers. However I really think that the idea was a good one but at a macro level this beer kinda fades into the ether and I cannot see myself telling folks..hey that beer is a good one. I feel that the label got more time than the formula. But its not that bad. I think I am more or less disappointed.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of LiLKube
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of RockinRob925
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of jhartley
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight amounts of cocoa and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty flavor on the finish. There is also a very mild chili heat in the back of the throat that quickly dies out. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer taste wise but the smell is decent enough.

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Photo of gratefuld
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.08/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Shock Top End of the World Midnight Wheat
InBev

Appearance : Cloudy muddy brown color, white head and a bit of lace. Poor clarity.

Smell: Dusty wheat, and ultra clean malts, smells very little of the chocolate malts endorsed on the bottle.

Taste: Wheat malt, a small portion of watery chocolate malts, and a small residual burn from the peppers, as advertised. The chili aspect to the beer makes it interesting, but this brew is really lacking in body.

Feel: Very watery, with low carbonation. Soft feel, like seltzer water that's left sitting open all night.

Overall: A confused, mildly interesting tasting beer from the megabrewer Anheuser Busch, but far too watery to be considered a fine beer. Without some fullness or broader flavor it will be the End of the World for this brew.

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Photo of ZachRusk
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of harrymel
1.51/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Best by 24JAN 13

Had to do it. Pours cloudy tea colored with a etched surface of tan. Smells of wheat, coriander, cinnamon, some milky smells. Tastes like powdered cocoa, wheat, a bit of charcoal, some more coriander and a bit of fucking terrible. No, it's just terrible. Thin with hi carb and a dry finish. This is just really disappointing from such a reputable brewer.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

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4/5  rDev +31.1%

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4/5  rDev +31.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Shock Top End Of The World Midnight Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
3.05 out of 5 based on 436 ratings.
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