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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Pumpkin WheatShock Top Pumpkin Wheat

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1,070 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,070
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 175 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 08-24-2011

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.
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Reviews by psuKinger:
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3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle given to me by my neighbor Brian, and poured into one of my new Penn State pint glass with the football etching on the bottom.

A: Pours an orangish-amber hue, with a thick white head that dissipated somewhat quickly and left a little lacing on the glass as I worked through it.

S: I pick up pumpkin, cinnamin, and nutmeg, all at moderate-to-low levels. I'm not picking up my yeast/bread/wheat in the nose.

T: I know it's trendy on this board to s*** on Anheuser-Busch, but this really isn't a bad beer for what it is (that being a "novelty" beer, pumpkin + spice, made for a specific season). And props to the brewers for delivering on more true *pumpkin* flavor than a lot of the competition does. This beer also has those "pumpkin pie" spices that are so prolific in the style (those being cinnamin, nutmeg, and sweatness), but there is more actual pumpkin flavor here than a lot of micros.

The wheat/bread is in the background here, but provides a pleasant backbone on which to layer all of the other flavors mentioned above. I'm not a big Hefeweizen fan, so this really works for me. Heife/wit purists may be disappointed by this, but I'm not

M: It's a touch heavier in the mouth than I like it to be, and doesn't leave a whole lot behind on the finish.

D/O: This is an enjoyable change-of-pace, but the wheat makes it a bit heavy and detracts from it's drinkability for me, and the spices make it a bit of a one-trick pony.

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4.54/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

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3.04/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.92/5  rDev +28.5%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev +19%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.2/5  rDev +4.9%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.95/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.