Shock Top Belgian White
|Year Round Beer|
|St. Louis, Missouri|
Brewers Description of Shock Top Summer Beer:
“At Shock Top Brewing Company we shake up traditional tastes with Shock Top Belgian White, a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale (“wit”) brewed with real orange, lemon and lime peels. We then pair it with coriander spice to produce a crisp and distinctive taste with a satisfying flavor. This uniquely-crafted, award-winning ale is unfiltered to create a brew that is naturally cloudy with a light golden color and a smooth, refreshing finish.”
Shock Top Belgian White is the most common and accessible orange-infused summer beer. The combination of flavors are curious and well designed. The aroma was very nice, as advertised, with strong scents of orange and a little spice. The flavor melds well with the fragrance with a consistent orange. However, that same quality quickly plateaus with a single layer of orange throughout. This summer beer seemed one-dimensional as orange overpowered any other aspects of the beer that wanted to surface.
Shock Top summer beer is a barbecue and pool type of beer, which is usually somewhat crowd-pleasing. Don’t over-analyze and dissect the nuances of this beer, it is a summer beer that is very enjoyable at face value.