hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy orange with a small off white head. Appearance not too bad. Aroma is a bit weird- has coriander, orange peel and it gets a bit soapy. Taste isnít terrible, but not very good. Alot of orange peel and spice, touches of soap, with a very small amount of belgian yeast- nowhere near yeasty enough. Body is quite watery. Finish has some lingering coriander, and alot of bitter orange peel- becomes a bit abrasive. Could use more malt/wheat body and complexity, as well as more traditional wit beer yeast qualities. For AB though, this isnít all that bad.
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from Samís. Served in my Wieckse Witte glass. Poirs a cloudy golden with a small, white, lace that kind of sucks. Iím not just knocking this beerís appearance cause its AB, I just care about appearance and this one sucks. Nose has some citrus, coriander, clove, and some other spices. And now that I see it in other reviews, a little fruit loops. Flavor is piss poor for the style and lacks any belgian yeasty taste that defines many of the beers in this style. very one-dimensional and orange water flavored. More drinkable than many AB products I have consumed, but I would rather have a Blue Moon over this and I donít like Blue Moon. Why did I pay money for this? Am I losing it?
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (February 2008), served at cellar temperature from a Duvel glass. The thick pure-white head fills half of the part of the glass not taken up by the opaque golden liquid; it doesnít lace at all and decays quickly....pale/pils malts evident in the nose, hint of spicing, not unpleasant but nothing to get excited about either.....on the tongue, reasonably close to what itís mimicing, with a decent blend of sweet-tart orange and sourdough characteristics, a bit of coriander, perhaps a touch of ginger....too sweet, a bit too strongly carbonated and too thin and watery, but really quite drinkable and not in the least offensive; might be A-Bís best beer now, certainly the first one I can remember thinking that I actually wouldnít mind drinking again. For free, anyway.
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nowhere near enough aroma for a beer that claims to be a witbier. It has a candy like quality to the fruit notes that doesnít make me think "Belgian White" as much as "beer-soaked Froot Loops". The carbonation is too lively. Seltzer with beer and childrenís cereal added is how Iíd sum up this beer.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy yellow with tall white head. Some citrus and spice aroma. Flavors are orange, coriander, and generic malt. Pretty thin and weak overall. Reminds me of Blue Moon, but even more watered down.
Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild banana clove nose with some yeast notes. This nose was very mild and almost hard to find in the bar I was in. A hazy honey golden color. Tastes of corriander, spices, and sweetness. Not a whole lot of complexity or strength of flavors. Really sweet and mild. (After I finished this rating at the bar, I asked who made this and was informed it was an Anheuser-Busch product. No surprise.)
1FastSTi (3340) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. I think this beer was much better than the ratings show. The beer pours to a murky pale pine colored body with a thin white head. Tons of visible carbonation. The aroma is a bit on the light-side with pale malts, light orange peel. The flavor is actually quite good. Tart wheat beets a lightly but balanced spiciness of coriander and peppery grains of paradise. The palate is quite refreshing, carbonated, crisp, and finishes clean. A very well done brew for itís simplicity and drinkability.
SSSteve (3806) - - FEB 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy gold with a large creamy white head and hardly any lacing. aroma of vanilla, orange, coriander. flavor is lemon, vanilla, lime, mandarin orange syrup and pie crust. i really canít complain here. a tasty beer.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) hazy yellow gold with generous white head. Faint citrus aroma (it was served with an orange wedge, so that helped). Flavor was mildly spiced witbier with a hint of citrus. Really not too bad.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shock Top Belgian White is a pale and cloudy beer. While the beer pours well and a nice off-white head forms initially, it immediately evaporates. A very mild aroma is a mixture of orange and lime.
With very mild flavors of orange, lime and coriander, this light wheat beer finishes watery.