Belgian White – Shock Top Brewing (St. Louis, MO, USA)

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  • 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.