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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 78 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Caskaway
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Caskaway, Dec 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Chandler_R, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Bandi, Dec 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

dharmabum1102, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of beerwolf77
2/5  rDev -34.2%

beerwolf77, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has light to moderate aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices along with slight bits of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice aromas of pumpkins and pumpkin spices, but these seem like these could be a little stronger.

metter98, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Dam262a
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Dam262a, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

mrfrancis, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of wiseguywood
3.16/5  rDev +3.9%

This beer was bought on a whim.

I was most impressed by the smell when opening, I could smell cinnamon and clove, very holiday smelling, and considering it's just before Christmas, festive.

I drank it straight out of the bottle on the first go, but it has a definite haze to it.

I could taste the clove and cinnamon, but until it warmed, I had a hard time picking out the pumpkin.

Not, bad, but not an every day kind of beer.

wiseguywood, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of rhinonau
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

rhinonau, Dec 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

JoeMans, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Syraquse, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Falcone, Dec 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

sjones5045, Dec 15, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

bismarksays, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

67cuda, Dec 10, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -58.9%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

laramis, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of amorette87
3.7/5  rDev +21.7%

Appearance- Burnt Orange, thick off white foam head

Smell- Spicy, very little pumpkin

Taste- Lots of pumpkin and spice up front, smooth crisp finish

Mouth Feel- Light, very carbonated

Over all- Nice pumpkin beer, not too overwhelming, easy to drink,

amorette87, Dec 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Das_Reh, Nov 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

caverog, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Brenden
2.81/5  rDev -7.6%

It actually resembles pumpkin in the color, a near-medium orange just darker than amber. It's moderately hazed and very bubbly for most of the time it's in the glass. The head shows about average retention after tapering out at about 3/4 finger. Lacing is spotty and likewise in average quantity.
There's quite a bit of spicing to this beer, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, and slightly overdone but not terribly. It adds something to a fairly weak malts base, mostly caramel malts it seems, and there's a zesty tang to it also. Pumpkin flesh, or some something like it, seems to come in and out as well.
Spices and malts start it out before it goes extremely grainy and a little tinny. There's almost something leafy and perfumey (hops?), but the way they work in this beer is more competitive than anything. As the malts thin out and fall off, it's a little too thin in flavor and tangy.
The feel is, not surprisingly, somewhat too thin, and the graininess contributes to an uncleanness on the palate. It has some substance, to be sure, and the crispness adds something to it. Beside that, it's not too far from smooth either. Still, stronger malts and a cleaner feel would be beneficial.

Brenden, Nov 29, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -26%

mercysbane, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of JMad
3.23/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours a light copper color with a thin head.
Smells like pumpkin pie with wheat in the background.
Tastes just like it smells but with less pumpkin and more wheat.
Feels light with sharp carbonation.
OK beer, one of my favorite shock tops at least.

JMad, Nov 24, 2013
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 855 ratings.