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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
71
okay

914 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
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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Reviews by TheCorkStopsHere:
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2.13/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So on my little tour of pumpkin beers this fall (late summer), my next stop is the Pumpkin Wheat from Shock Top.

Given to me as a sample bottle, I forgot about this one for a few days before taking it home and cracking it. Pours out a darker shade of amber than I expected, with a lively off-white foam head.

The aromas are, well, barely noticeable. There's a touch of pumpkin, but not like sweet pumpkin. It smells like someone took a beer dunked their slice of pumpkin pie into it for a moment.

The taste is, well, I'm not sure how to put this. I've never had a beer to review like this. I'm going to try to take a few more sips just for the sake of an evaluation. It really tastes as if someone dunked a slice of pumpkin pie into a glass of shock top beer. It really doesn't taste much like pumpkin at all. I get just the tiniest little touch of spices, but barely noticeable.

I hate to admit it, but I'm going to pour most of this down the drain, I'm just not into it whatsoever. And I used to be a Shock Top fan, but this is, well, totally not what I was hoping for.

Sorry guys, I'm going to pass on this one. Better luck next time

TheCorkStopsHere, Jan 08, 2012
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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A slightly hazed orange tinted copper hue with a light tan head fizzy and dwindling quickly, by the way no lacing left behind on my glass in this one. This one is abrasive with pumpkin pie spices almost a sugar coated cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice pumpkin pie kick going on. Is there a wheat beer in there somewhere I'm sure there is but where? Pumpkin pie spice massive loads of residual sugar, first off you must like these "pumpkin" beers to begin with, and secondly I tend to like the ones with actual pumpkin flesh (the gourd) not just the pie spices. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied a bit cloying with residual sugars and loads of pie spices. Definitely not the worse but by far something I'm going to be reaching for anytime soon, quit jumping on bandwagons and marketing trends and make some honestly good beer next time.

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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.