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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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874 Ratings

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Ratings: 874
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 18
Gots: 85 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

imthaschmidt, Dec 28, 2012
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Ankur, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

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ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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Greggory, Dec 23, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

eaddy-p, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Jamiee, Dec 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Pollock28, Dec 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -26%

Rognvaldr, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of HalfFull
2.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pumpkin and wheat is surely a different take on fall brews. We'll see how things go as prior experiences with pumpkin beers and Shock Tops have left a bit to be desired. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a globe glass. A rare vessel for this beer I'm sure. Pours a hazed orange with a thin whitish cap and a bit of yeast chunk which did settle out fairly quickly. Light retention and lacing.

Aroma is long on the pumpkin but short on the spices though warming did spice things up a bit to yield minimal cinnamon along with a bit more nutmeg. Offers a fair amount of hop notes with a spin but none of the yeast that might come from its Wit base. Remains a bit distant however overall.

Flavor is a bit weird as the pumpkin and wheat seem to cancel each other out in a sense. This yields a pleasant enough flavor but one with little depth or ability to linger. No notable bitterness or spice flavor. Finish is a bit thin with a light citric punch. Overall quite unobtrusive yet quite drinkable given the lack of complexity and minimal spice notes.

HalfFull, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of magine
3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becker.

Pours a cloudy orangish amber. Light tan head. Creamy head settles to a patchy layer. Decent lace clings. Pretty good looks.

Brew smells of yeasts, spices and light pumpkin. Decent nose.

Brew is crisp and spiced up front, some mild hops in here balanced by a mild malty pumpkin flavor. A little light and just missing with the flavors. Decent.

Pretty good brew considering the source. Not bad. I like a yeast driven pumpkin.

magine, Dec 16, 2012
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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 874 ratings.