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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
71
okay

874 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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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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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Elicoleman, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Shadar
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

A very average pumpkin beer. It's enjoyable and cheap and readily available.. but it's way down the list of pumpkin beers I'd go for.

Shadar, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Scott_Thomas
2.92/5  rDev -3.9%

Scott_Thomas, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of CraigTravor
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

CraigTravor, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Captain_Komamura, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of diamondlie
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

diamondlie, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.64/5  rDev -13.2%

Not my favorite pumpkin of the year. The pour was a pale orange and the head was fizzy and did not trail. The smell was mostly wheat to the point where it smelled like and average shock top. And the taste kind of was. Mild wheat flavor with a bit of artificial pumpkin instead of the usual orange. Didn't care too much for it.

WhiteHillsStore, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of LutherBrau
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -1.3%

malfunxion, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of wmreynolds79
3.04/5  rDev 0%

wmreynolds79, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Edhel
4.75/5  rDev +56.3%

Edhel, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of IPAbastard760
1/5  rDev -67.1%

IPAbastard760, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of crob3888
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

crob3888, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of foci711
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

foci711, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of JamesBondGA
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Pretty good pumpkin flavor. Orange in color.

JamesBondGA, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of CRus02
3/5  rDev -1.3%

CRus02, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of PA-hunter
3.8/5  rDev +25%

Poured bottle into glass. 5.1% abv

Appearance- Dark orange and cloudy. Two finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- Aroma of wheat, with pumpkin mash and spices. Smells like cinamon or perhaps nutmeg.

Taste- Light malt flavor up front and wheaty. Pumpkin taste is there but slightly. The beer finishes on a pumpkin pie spice note which is stronger. Bitterness is on the back end as well, although not strong.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with decent carbonation.

Overall- Slightly better than I expected. Could use more pumpkin flavor but this is no micro brew. Not bad. I would drink this again, or even on draft at a bar if this was an offer. The spice taste was not overpowering either. If the pumpkin was stronger it would score better.

PA-hunter, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of balinor
3/5  rDev -1.3%

balinor, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of MTBruce
2.56/5  rDev -15.8%

MTBruce, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of David_w_arnold
2.12/5  rDev -30.3%

David_w_arnold, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of One1Asterisk
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

One1Asterisk, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of dicookie
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

dicookie, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

a_beckman25, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of OldSmaug
3.12/5  rDev +2.6%

OldSmaug, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Woppy5
3.24/5  rDev +6.6%

Woppy5, Aug 24, 2014
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 874 ratings.