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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 77 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

GFish, Oct 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

bushwack, Oct 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -26%

Trevormcraig, Oct 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Razr86, Oct 19, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -6.9%

Its an ok Pumpkin/halloween/beer not one of the best pumpkin beers i have had its just ok.

Appearance- Orangey Redish brownish color white head on it.

Smell- You can smell the nice pumpkin spicies and wheat smells.

Taste/overall- Tasty pumpkin spice flavors not to strong. to much carbonation. Nice beer to drink around october and halloween or if you want to drink a pumpkin beer better then the blue moon pumpkin beer i think id try it again next october

Phxsunsfan, Oct 19, 2012
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2.63/5  rDev -13.5%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange-brown color. Has a small, foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Smells strongly of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.). Smells like most other pumpkin beers.

Taste: Starts off with a strong pumpkin flavor with some mild hoppiness. Finishes spicy, wheaty, and slightly yeasty. The whole thing tastes a tad artificial.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and slightly over-carbonated.

Overall: A pretty bland pumpkin ale, but what do you really expect from the Shock Top brand? I guess it's good to see that they're expanding their range, but this really isn't anything special.

mckenziac, Oct 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Kyrojack, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

jrock85, Oct 17, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev +7.9%

Typically looking pumpkin beer with an orange cloudy hazy amber hue.

Aroma was more mild in strength, spice, and even pumpkin than most pumpkin beers though the pumpkin was there and that was nice.

The beer did taste of real pumpkin in the beer with lesser spiciness though the pumpkin was not over whelming. The texture was a little watery or wet with some carbonation. I generally prefer lower carbonation, but pumpkin beer demands a little higher pumpkin to bring on the refreshing richness that I think makes pumpkin brews so nice.

I compared this beer to another pumpkin ale St. Ambroise Pumpkin Ale. St A is much darker and and more aromatic with pumpkin, while Shock has that sour like smell with a nice hint of pumpkin. When comparing I find that Shock has a nice hi carbonated blend of the sour wheat flavors with a mild pumpkin hint. The pumpkin mellows Shocks sour wheat flavor. I thinks, boy, this might be a nice summer blend of flavors. Though the St. A huge smooth pumpkin flavors just buries Shock otherwise. However, the comparison leaves me with a better appreciate the Shock Pumpkin beer.

Shock is a nice pumpkin beer for a hot day thirst quencher. Thumb up. I recommend it with a little hesitation. I don't think it will shock you, but you may have have a pleasant time drinking this beer. This beer is really meant to drank to some mellow rock from the 70s. You know Steely Dan Aja, Fleetwood Mac, or "Hello It's Me" by Todd Rundgren.

frankiepop, Oct 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

kevin34, Oct 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Woodysbeard, Oct 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Greenster, Oct 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -67.1%

Ispeakforthetrees, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

spence524, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

dmilewsk, Oct 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

stampfler07, Oct 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -34.2%

Stephenkerr, Oct 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Mrbseward, Oct 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

TaylorK, Oct 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

kawecki, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

kjkinsey, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +31.6%

williamv0123, Oct 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

DukeX13, Oct 12, 2012
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2.73/5  rDev -10.2%

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Style: Pumpkin Ale
ABV: 5.20 %

LOOK: Pours a pale orange/gold color.

SMELL: Aroma of spices and wheat. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove come to mind.

TASTE: In the flavor, more spice, with wheat and a note of pumpkin. Malt sweetness is there to provide just enough body to carry the pumpkin spice. A hint of bread, raw wheat and lemon peel round out the flavor profile. Body is light bodied, decently carbonated, but alittle watery.

Overall, this is an OK to below average pumpkin ale, but from anheuser-busch, surprisingly decent.

Stinkypuss, Oct 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

ryanpj, Oct 10, 2012
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.