Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch
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Reviews by frankiepop:
3.28/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Typically looking pumpkin beer with an orange cloudy hazy amber hue.
Aroma was more mild in strength, spice, and even pumpkin than most pumpkin beers though the pumpkin was there and that was nice.
The beer did taste of real pumpkin in the beer with lesser spiciness though the pumpkin was not over whelming. The texture was a little watery or wet with some carbonation. I generally prefer lower carbonation, but pumpkin beer demands a little higher pumpkin to bring on the refreshing richness that I think makes pumpkin brews so nice.
I compared this beer to another pumpkin ale St. Ambroise Pumpkin Ale. St A is much darker and and more aromatic with pumpkin, while Shock has that sour like smell with a nice hint of pumpkin. When comparing I find that Shock has a nice hi carbonated blend of the sour wheat flavors with a mild pumpkin hint. The pumpkin mellows Shocks sour wheat flavor. I thinks, boy, this might be a nice summer blend of flavors. Though the St. A huge smooth pumpkin flavors just buries Shock otherwise. However, the comparison leaves me with a better appreciate the Shock Pumpkin beer.
Shock is a nice pumpkin beer for a hot day thirst quencher. Thumb up. I recommend it with a little hesitation. I don't think it will shock you, but you may have have a pleasant time drinking this beer. This beer is really meant to drank to some mellow rock from the 70s. You know Steely Dan Aja, Fleetwood Mac, or "Hello It's Me" by Todd Rundgren.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 07:19:02 | More by frankiepop
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