Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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2.85/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pumpkin and wheat is surely a different take on fall brews. We'll see how things go as prior experiences with pumpkin beers and Shock Tops have left a bit to be desired. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a globe glass. A rare vessel for this beer I'm sure. Pours a hazed orange with a thin whitish cap and a bit of yeast chunk which did settle out fairly quickly. Light retention and lacing.
Aroma is long on the pumpkin but short on the spices though warming did spice things up a bit to yield minimal cinnamon along with a bit more nutmeg. Offers a fair amount of hop notes with a spin but none of the yeast that might come from its Wit base. Remains a bit distant however overall.
Flavor is a bit weird as the pumpkin and wheat seem to cancel each other out in a sense. This yields a pleasant enough flavor but one with little depth or ability to linger. No notable bitterness or spice flavor. Finish is a bit thin with a light citric punch. Overall quite unobtrusive yet quite drinkable given the lack of complexity and minimal spice notes.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 02:35:53 | More by HalfFull
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