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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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1,041 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,041
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 157 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pumpkin Wheat seasonal offering combines the smooth taste of Shock Top with the flavors of Fall. We start with a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale and then brew with ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, for a refreshingly smooth beer that fully captures all the flavors of fall.

(Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 08-24-2011)
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Ratings: 1,041 | Reviews: 206 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kooz:
Photo of Kooz
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a cloudy pale orange with visible sediment in it. Doesn't look terrible, but not as good as I expected.

Smells a bit sweet and fruity. I don't smell the spices that are supposed to be in here.

Tastes nice. I taste the pumpkin and cinnamon and clove. There's a sweetness throughout, with it building to a slight punch as the cinnamon seems to save itself for about half way through the beer. It's really not bad--much better than I expected!

Good mouthfeel too. It's sharp, yet creamy. No bad aftertaste, no negative bite. It's nice.

AB has put together a good product here. It tastes like a true craft beer, with more complexity than AB is known for. I'd gladly have this again.

Kooz, Oct 11, 2013
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petewheeler, Sep 21, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Hazed amber

SMELL: Dusty spice, pancake batter, pumpkin.

TASTE: Wet, lighter body, light malt, bready, spice, faint pumpkin, clean alcohol, grainy.

Sort of like a one colored jigsaw puzzle, all the pieces are there and fit but there isn't much to it. The spice, pumpkin and beeriness just don't wow nor landing equally drinkable.

Jason, Oct 11, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, medium carbonation

Smell: pumpkin spice

Taste: nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, caramel, a touch of wheat or grain, and pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Better than I expected. A sessionable, wheaty, and solid pumpkin beer. I could have a six on a fall day. Nothing outstanding, and there are better pumpkin beers out there, but nothing to pass up either.

tigg924, Sep 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Orange amber color with a thin white head that lingered, lots of carbonation.

Smell: Pumpkin spice and some citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste was mostly bitter with a hint of citrus,

Overall: Not a really good Pumpkin Ale, but it is easy to drink.

Cavanaghty, Nov 16, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz twist off bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out a very cloudy deep copper orange color with a nice 2 fingers of head off the pour that settles to a nice retentive layer. some lace. looks pretty much what i imagined a pumpkin wheat to look like.

the aroma started out somewhat promising, with some pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice, but it got pretty bland pretty quick with kind of a bland smelling malt/ grain mixing things up.

follows the aroma, a little pumpkin and fall spice, very slight peppery spice with a grainy, bland malt, almost corn like.

finishes pretty light and somewhat watery. over carbonated as well.

this is pretty much a light pumpkin ale, didnt really get any witbier like flavors out of it. about on par with what i expected. something i would definatly avoid in the future. tastes like a decent pumpkin ale mixed with bud.

dogfishandi, Aug 11, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, Alucard4!

Clear orange and amber without much of a head to speak of. This leaves thin ribbons of off-white bubble lace down the glass.

The aroma is actually quite nice, with good amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and mild pumpkin character. Some bread and caramel as well.

The flavor falls of significantly from the aroma, however. There simply isn't a lot here except some very mild spice and plain wheat bread. There's a touch of a metallic note as well.

Thin to moderate in body with medium carbonation.

Better than anticipated, but I anticipated it to the awful.

ehammond1, Oct 28, 2012
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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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