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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
71
okay

793 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 53 | 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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CLanda

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2013 18:33:44 | More by CLanda
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

10-20-2013 11:10:00 | More by williamjbauer
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nheinzie57

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

10-19-2013 23:25:51 | More by nheinzie57
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CMOrak

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

10-17-2013 01:09:09 | More by CMOrak
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KingMe

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

10-16-2013 13:40:06 | More by KingMe
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Joe1019

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

10-15-2013 22:11:27 | More by Joe1019
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spencerg293

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

10-14-2013 00:53:32 | More by spencerg293
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Smithperson

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +23%

10-13-2013 23:08:48 | More by Smithperson
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-13-2013 23:06:04 | More by FreshHawk
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TR0219

Florida

4/5  rDev +31.1%

10-13-2013 19:29:58 | More by TR0219
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KevinBrau

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-13-2013 06:38:12 | More by KevinBrau
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DrBass

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-13-2013 03:10:13 | More by DrBass
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BA_Berto

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-12-2013 23:54:43 | More by BA_Berto
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mgroothuis

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-12-2013 20:09:14 | More by mgroothuis
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Abe_Froman

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

10-12-2013 06:09:04 | More by Abe_Froman
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lilmul123

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1.6%

10-12-2013 02:50:41 | More by lilmul123
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev +4.3%

It really pissed me off when they began releasing pumpkin beers in late-August this year! WTF, over? I began buying them up and hoarding them until October finally rolled around and given the heavy rains and cooler temperatures, I am going to start drinking (and reviewing) them in earnest.

From the bottle: "Belgian-style Wheat Ale brewed with ripe pumpkins, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves."; "Pour down side of glass until 1/2 inch is left in bottle. Swirl and pour remaining brew to properly blend spices and release aroma and flavor. Enjoy!"

I am like the late Frank Sinatra and Sid Vicious in that I did it my way. I inverted the bottle several times to get it stirred up before I even unscrewed the cap and then used an aggro pour to ensure both blending and release. What an insult to my intellect! I got a fizzy fingers of tawny head that initially fell quickly and towards their end, suddenly created a cap that hung in quite well. Color was an slightly hazy coppery-orange (SRM = > 13, < 17). It must kill them not to filter the living daylights out of these beers. Hee hee. I got a LOT of nutmeg, followed by cinnamon and cloves on the nose. Mouthfeel was thin and watery and the taste was prevalently cinnamon with the other spices relegated to a back-up role. Finish was semi-dry, thanks to all of the spices, but I still felt unfulfilled. It just seemed to lack depth and oomph.

10-12-2013 00:47:47 | More by woodychandler
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.31/5  rDev +8.5%

A - Pours a deep honey orange with 1/2 finger white head with little retention

S - Faint aromas of nutmeg, pumpkin, and other pumpkin pie spices. Not over powering but definately present

T - Quite tasty. Nice nutmeg & clove us with a slight pumpkin in the back. Very good pumpkin beer

M - A light bodied beer that is slick feeling. It does have a nice bubblyness to it though

O - I was very impressed. I didnt expect much but this beer had a very good flavor to it. No problem picking this one up again!

10-11-2013 16:23:45 | More by Goosehunter75
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Kooz

New York

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%

Appears a cloudy pale orange with visible sediment in it. Doesn't look terrible, but not as good as I expected.

Smells a bit sweet and fruity. I don't smell the spices that are supposed to be in here.

Tastes nice. I taste the pumpkin and cinnamon and clove. There's a sweetness throughout, with it building to a slight punch as the cinnamon seems to save itself for about half way through the beer. It's really not bad--much better than I expected!

Good mouthfeel too. It's sharp, yet creamy. No bad aftertaste, no negative bite. It's nice.

AB has put together a good product here. It tastes like a true craft beer, with more complexity than AB is known for. I'd gladly have this again.

10-11-2013 00:45:39 | More by Kooz
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bhawk1

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-10-2013 00:35:07 | More by bhawk1
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-09-2013 18:30:13 | More by iwillhaveanother
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Bobk80

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-09-2013 18:28:17 | More by Bobk80
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brett606

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-09-2013 05:58:44 | More by brett606
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themegamancave

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

10-08-2013 22:30:14 | More by themegamancave
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mkdzimiera

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

10-08-2013 00:46:12 | More by mkdzimiera
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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