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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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1,078 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.64%
Wants: 22
Gots: 187 | 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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3.01/5  rDev -1.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Auraan
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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 +47.5%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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 -34.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of ZebraCakez
1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

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 -31.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.04/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.13/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MrPilstout
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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 +15.4%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.12/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.1/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Mojave_Ted
1.02/5  rDev -66.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the worst beer I have ever tasted. It's disgusting. It's flat, morbid, has no distinct flavor. There's a hint of clove, which just makes it taste even more heinous. I took it to a couple of different friends places and I thought they were going to kill me.

If you watch "The Walking Dead", there was a scene where was this fat, bald zombie is stuck in a well. They tried to pull him out but he ripped in half and all his zombie guts wound up back in the well.

Well, I imagine the water in that well is basically what is used to make this beer. I have had good pumpkin beer before, but not this. You do not even taste the pumpkin. It's almost like someone dropped a cigarette butt in your bottle.

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 1,078 ratings.