- My Rating: C
Belgian White – Shock Top Brewing (Anheuser-Busch InBev), 5.2% ABV – 473ml, (St. Louis, MO, USA)
On the front of the can:
“Ale with coriander, orange, lemon and lime peel. Contains wheat.”
- Style: (spiced wheat ale) Witbier
- Taste Profile: light citrus sweetness -> coriander/orange/bitter peel -> wheat/yeasty dryness/sour/tingly okay finish.
- Where I got it : Legacy
- How much: $3 (after 10% off), November 2011
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: Beer in a can = usually not good but then I read the small print of ingredients at the bottom and said why not? Pours translucent cloudy light orange a decent dissipating head, ringed retention, a plethora of activity.
Nose: Barnyard (mild pukey) wheat malts on the nose with a touch of citrus.
Attack: 4/10-light malt sweetness
Mid-palate: coriander, mild orange, mild bitter peel, faint notes of lemon/lime peel
Finish: wheat/yeasty dryness, light-med sourness, mild tartness, tingly almost clean finish.
Summary: The initial sips were underwhelming due to the lack of any prominent flavours. Subsequent tastings revealed a mellow wheat-citrus body which were decently pleasant. Just average I’d say.