Posted by: girlvsbeer | May 27, 2010

Shock Top Belgian White

Shock Top Belgian White.

Shock Top Belgian White started out as a spring offering from Anheuser-Busch’s seasonal beer program. Due to its immense popularity it’s now brewed year round. The name Shock Top was chosen because it’s a catchy bar call and maintains the fun and irreverent feel of the brand. A shock is a bundle of wheat and is represented on packaging and tap handle imagery by the orange with the wheat head, or “shock top.”
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Shock Top is an unfiltered witbier or a wheat beer that pours a cloudy golden orange color, with a foamy white head that hold it’s retention for a decent amount of time and leaves very little to no lacing. It smells light, orange, lemon and yeast.
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It’s a pretty simple beer but very flavorful. So perfect for summer. It of course has a citrus taste, light and perfect. It’s not for the person looking for something complex, deep or rich. It’s not for the beer snobs. This beer is for the people who want something fun and light to drink.
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It’s a highly drinkable beer. Perfect with an orange wedge. I had 2 pints at the awesome (slightly yuppie) Firkin and Phoenix (pictured above) the first while waiting for my friend to arrive, which can I tell you is an awesome thing if you are alone and taking a picture and writing notes, the waitress kept trying to find out if I was a critic. It was fun messing with her since she would only hint and never ask directly. There is something really fantastic about beer from the tap in a glass at a pub. It really does make a difference to the whole experience.
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I was surprised to learn that it was an Anheuser-Busch beer but I suppose I shouldn’t have been so surprised since it is simple, cheap and generally pleasing.
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5.2% ABV
Missouri
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4 Sparkles!
for:
– taste
– drink-ability
– smell
– social factor
– price

http://www.anheuser-busch.com/brandPages/micShockTop.html

http://www.firkinandphoenix.com/v1/

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