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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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1,059 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,059
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 20
Gots: 160 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +32.9%

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3.6/5  rDev +18.4%

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2.96/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.01/5  rDev -1%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of dsnyder61
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Auraan
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured a clear orange body with abundant carbonation bubbles and no head. It looks like a poor, watery pumpkin ale. Scents of pumpkin, apple juice, sweet spices with an emphasis on nutmeg and cinnamon. Overall impression of aroma is of a very sweet, pumpkin forward aroma, too sweet with no real balance. Flavor begins sweet with notes of pumpkin, sweet spices with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg and medium-light apple cider. Middle is sweet with the same flavors continuing. Finish is sweet with notes of pumpkin and sweet spices, the same flavors continue. Aftertaste is sweet spices, nutmeg and cinnamon and some pumpkin. Overall impression of flavor is of a very sweet pumpkin ale without much balance. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a watery feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of an okay ale,easy to drink but note a witbier. Overall this is an okay ale. It is too sweet in aroma and flavor, the mouthfeel is easy to drink but not amazing. Nothing special and one of the weaker pumpkin beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +48%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Pours a slightly hazy orange body, with thick beige head. The head reduces to a thin film in no time at all! Relatively little aroma, a veggie squash scent. Taste is rather bland, bready, plain pumpkin, no spices. Meh!

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.56/5  rDev -15.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Sitting with someone who is drinking one, so figured I would do a quick review. Can't say I liked it much. The nose is weak, that of honey and pumpkin. It's almost sweet on an almost overpowering level, and funny enough, the pumpkin is now surprisingly absent. It just tastes like a sweet, honey flavored mess. The feel is that of a highly carbonated wheat ale.

Just no.

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2.08/5  rDev -31.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +48%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.04/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.76/5  rDev +23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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3.13/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Meh. Simple holiday brew. Very fake sweet taste, but, with the Turkey and the knit-sweater, it'll do, donkey.

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3.52/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.