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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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71
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769 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 20.59%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | 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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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, medium carbonation

Smell: pumpkin spice

Taste: nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, caramel, a touch of wheat or grain, and pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Better than I expected. A sessionable, wheaty, and solid pumpkin beer. I could have a six on a fall day. Nothing outstanding, and there are better pumpkin beers out there, but nothing to pass up either.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2012 13:10:50 | More by tigg924
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comebackshane


1.5/5  rDev -51%

09-10-2012 02:20:00 | More by comebackshane
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2%

09-09-2012 22:09:16 | More by redfox405
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

09-09-2012 01:08:24 | More by GaryMarkle84
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

09-08-2012 23:36:56 | More by freshtojeff
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

09-08-2012 22:11:47 | More by rudy0908
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Mortarforker

Texas

2/5  rDev -34.6%

09-08-2012 20:46:26 | More by Mortarforker
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-07-2012 02:42:52 | More by GeckoPunk
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Vinmar

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -2%

09-06-2012 04:35:48 | More by Vinmar
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Kerrie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -2%

09-05-2012 04:26:56 | More by Kerrie
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Backlash209

California

5/5  rDev +63.4%

09-05-2012 00:07:26 | More by Backlash209
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ShiftBeer


2.58/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Why do people buy this crap?

The nose ain't bad. Some genuine pumpkin scents.

The palate is all wrong though. Light, grainy and sort of crisp but in an awkward way. Some spices, not a ton.

The finish is the worst part. It is long, but the taste is bad, so ya just sit there wishing the flavor would go away. It has a very bad light beer aftertaste. Boo.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 07:59:49 | More by ShiftBeer
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Chadhodgdon


2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

09-04-2012 06:17:23 | More by Chadhodgdon
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iBeer16

New York

2.43/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a clearly over carbonated orangey haze with a thin 1 finger translucent head, that leaves quickly and leaves little to no lace
S- very weak nose, slight slight pumpkin and all spice but you have to look for it.
T- carbonation, tand, slight pumpkin flavor, but again has to be found
M- way too carbonated, tingly, tangy
O-....

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 21:38:01 | More by iBeer16
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

09-03-2012 02:15:59 | More by tfsimpkins
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

09-02-2012 17:51:43 | More by tectactoe
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MWAllred

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love wheat beer, all kinds of it but this pumpkin spice is a very good product. Although Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale was better this has not been a complete disappointment. I have tried several pumpkin beers & ales & there are some very good ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 13:36:44 | More by MWAllred
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a vary hazy orange color amber color with a big billowy orange tinted head. The head fades pretty fast to leave a light foam and a very light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of wheat with nice notes of pumpkin and some orange citrus. These are mixed with a cinnamon and nutmeg aroma that give it overall a very pleasant aroma.

Taste – The taste begins of wheat and pumpkin with some lighter sweetness. Soon spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg come into the taste. These meld well with the pumpkin flavors well and with an increase in a brown sugar taste make it more pumpkin pie like. This sweeter flavor persists to the end where a citrus flavor mixes with the others to leave a pleasing taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer average with a medium level of carbonation, giving the beer good drinkability.

Overall – A tasty pumpkin beer with a easy drinking sweetness and spiced pumpkin flavor. While not the top pumpkin brew out there it is one of the best for its price and one to go to on occasion.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 01:11:42 | More by Darkmagus82
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from a 12oz glass into a pint glass a very clear, for a wheat beer, amber with deep hues of orange and cinnamon. Topped with a substantial white head that is quite frothy and rocky and dense. Looks nice. Head is about two fingers thick.

Aroma is wheaty. Wheat malt with what seems like some corriander. Pumpkin aromas are somewhat subdued but there is definitely some clove and allspice aromas. Smells like a pumpkin wheat should smell like. Not really pumpkin pie but a nice mix of wheat and pumpkin.

Very nice flavor also. Perhaps a little thin on the body, but wheat beers can run the gamete when we Are discussing mouthfeel characteristics. Pumpkin flavors are certainly noticeable and are actually working well with the style of beer. Clove and cinnamon are the main contributing factors in the taste. 

Solid beer overall. I am not sure there can be better balance of pumpkin and wheat in a beer. Easy drinker. This will be a nice beer for those hot autumn afternoons here in Florida.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 20:28:37 | More by SaCkErZ9
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yorlummass


4.35/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the more enjoyable pumpkin beers I have had the chance to try. It does not immediately overwhelm the senses with the powerful aroma or taste of what it is going for, yet still retains the feeling as if October is getting closer with every sip.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 10:29:53 | More by yorlummass
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zachgroves

Texas

2/5  rDev -34.6%

08-27-2012 17:04:06 | More by zachgroves
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MikeSchneider114


3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

08-26-2012 15:42:32 | More by MikeSchneider114
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cindyloopeeples


2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

08-25-2012 03:14:02 | More by cindyloopeeples
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Sooch222

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

08-24-2012 01:31:30 | More by Sooch222
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MrBarbecue


2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-22-2012 00:16:12 | More by MrBarbecue
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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