Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shock Top Belgian White

This 5.2% ABV wheat beer brewed with citrus peels and coriander is from the Shock Top Brewing Company of St. Louis, Missouri (think Anheuser-Busch InBev). It is modeled after the Belgian wit beer style.

The beer pours a hazy golden and orange in color. There is a half-inch or so of whipped egg whites foamy head. the aroma has a touch of coriander and orange over a lightly toasted typical A-B lager. The taste is much better than the aroma. It drinks smooth and creamy with toasted wheat, light orange, and lighter coriander in a balanced blend of flavors. There is an aftertaste of grain, light spice and orange. It drinks crisp and very refreshing, but also velvety smooth. This is pretty good and exceeded my expectations for a mass produced version of this style.

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