JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at a local bar. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small head white head. Aroma of wheat , citrus, yeast, corriander, and malt. Flavor is light spices and citrus. Esy to drink and overall not to bad.
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
watery version of blue moon, why canít budweiser invent itís own beer insead of copying everyone elseís? bareknuckle stout? landshark? this stuff is garbage.
epf33 (224) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a boring beer, but an average beer. looks misty, doesnít taste as good as blue moon, but they hit the bulls eye when they call it a "belgian white"
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with a smallish white head. Aroma is orange peel and maybe a tiny bit of wheat. Taste is smooth and mildly spicy with the orange peel coming through and wheat malt. This is not a bad wit at all really. Seems like a victim of Anhueser Busch hate in the ratings (granted, Anhueser Busch is crap, but this beer isnít).
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Draft at a local Irish bar. I think this beer is much better than the ratings reflect. It pours a hazy golden color typical of wheat beer, and the aroma is smooth and citrusy. However, the palate is outstanding and the flavor is very full but not too overpowering. Some wheat beers/belgian whites can have a tart taste to them or end up tasting like old orange juice but this beer had a very smooth and full taste. Finish is clean and crisp. Hats off for the first time to AB.
Kands (40) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Anheuser-Busch Shock Top Belgian White -- 3/4/2008 from 12 oz. bottle . . .
Aroma: Strong; Overall citrus; Orange; Coriander; Some sense of wheat.
Appearance: Hazy; Medium-light yellow-orange color; Thin orange-white head with poor retention; No lacing.
Taste: Lightly sour; Citrusy; A bit of wheat; No sense of yeast flavor.
Palate: Medium thin; Heavy carbonation; Refreshing; Finished smoothly with a nice spicy feel.
Overall: Thereís certainly better beers of the style out there, but this is not bad. The women of the house liked it better than the men. Would probably buy again on a hot summer day.
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 (3969) - 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.