As you can see from the label it certainly gives the impression it might have an orange flavor. That made me hesitate in buying the stuff since I’m not big on fruity beers. I know a lot of places will put an orange slice on the side of a wheat beer like Blue Moon, but I usually just take it off and forget about it. Anyway, I decided to take a chance and bought a six of Shock Top.
I’ve been surprised that I really haven’t been able to taste the orange in the four I’ve already consumed. Maybe a tiny, tiny hint but I wouldn’t call it a fruity tasting beer at all. Or maybe I just got a “good” batch.
I don’t normally go reading reviews of beers. I mostly rely on my own taste and maybe the recommendations of others. But for some reason, I decided to look at the reviews of Shock Top. They were all over the map; some people hated it, others really liked it. Several people commented on the orange taste I haven’t noticed.