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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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71
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767 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 20.59%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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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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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pouring this from an inch or so above the glass gives you a medium sized off white to light tan head that quickly dies above a cloudy honey colored wheat beer.

A slightly washed out but yet big aroma of pumpkin, pumpkin spices, and nutmeg.

A light bodied drink with tastes of pumpkin spices and a light nutmeg, a let down from the aroma which itself lead you to believe that the beer would be decent or at least alright to drink.

Not much aftertaste to this beer, maybe a light dryness.

Why does AB insist on producing mediocre beers when they have at their disposal the ability to produce some outstanding ales and lagers, if only they cared about the costumer a light and not just the almighty dollar.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 23:35:41 | More by LXIXME
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gerite

Alabama

2.78/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer at a restaurant with a burger since it was the only draft beer available that I had not tried. I usually don't like wheat beers, but I do like pumpkin beers, so I gave it a try.

The beer was served in an American pint glass and looked really good. The appearance was a slightly brownish orange with a distinct pumpkin and wheat taste that lived up to its name. There was about one finger of creamy tan head but it rapidly dissipated. In spite of the small head, there was a good amount of lacing but not much carbonation. I found the beer to be overall lacking in mouthfeel and aroma, but still a good drinkable brew. What can I say? Its a pumpkin flavored Budweiser.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2011 02:21:11 | More by gerite
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark orange with a quickly dissipating half finger head. No lacing is left on the glass. Color is nice, though.

Smell: Actually smells really great! A strong odor of pumpkin and pumpkin spice, such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Sweet malts and a light citrus hint are also noted.

Taste: It's quite delicious. This reminds me of pumpkin pie in beer form; a strong, nice pumpkin flavor, with noticeable pumpkin spice characteristics throughout. Light hops and malts dominate the background, with the wheat barely apparent. Surprisingly good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and moderate carbonation, refreshing and drinkable.

Overall: Good job, A-B, you've surprised me with this offering. A delicious pumpkin ale that I would certainly buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 03:00:50 | More by CowsCanBark
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +30.7%

12-09-2011 21:44:35 | More by PaBeerLover
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KyleNorthington

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -2%

12-09-2011 06:17:16 | More by KyleNorthington
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CarterSeaton

Indiana

4/5  rDev +30.7%

12-07-2011 20:11:25 | More by CarterSeaton
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jheezee

Texas

3/5  rDev -2%

12-07-2011 03:49:36 | More by jheezee
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2%

12-06-2011 21:09:59 | More by JohneHoodlum
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours an orange/golden color nice tan 1/2 foam cap, some sediment floaty bits none to alarming but enticing.

S: Aroma has a light fragrance of cinnamon and spice, very typical of style.

T: Taste is of pumpkin pie spices and sweet malts slightly hopped.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied lightly carbonated, with a silky finish.

O: Overall a drinkable beer not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 02:39:32 | More by nukem5
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somma4189

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +30.7%

12-06-2011 02:07:04 | More by somma4189
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +30.7%

12-05-2011 21:38:57 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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its65andsunny

Florida

3/5  rDev -2%

12-05-2011 04:42:59 | More by its65andsunny
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jski

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +47.1%

12-04-2011 13:00:30 | More by jski
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robmorris31

Washington

5/5  rDev +63.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The hands-down best Pumpkin Wheat this season! Finishes smooth and leaves a warm pumpkin pie taste in your mouth. Be sure when pouring to leave about an inch at the bottom and stir the bottle to bring out the unfiltered wheat. Wonderful! I bought a case and am rationing it out keeping it all season long. Best with turkey or large banquet style Holiday meals! Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 21:40:56 | More by robmorris31
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blange3

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2011 15:38:40 | More by blange3
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2011 17:49:07 | More by nmann08
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2011 02:46:52 | More by barnzy78
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goff104

California

2/5  rDev -34.6%

11-30-2011 02:01:04 | More by goff104
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2%

11-29-2011 20:31:24 | More by weaselchew
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paxchristi

Missouri

2/5  rDev -34.6%

11-27-2011 04:40:57 | More by paxchristi
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kbwolfe

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2%

11-27-2011 02:53:31 | More by kbwolfe
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Burt

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -2%

11-26-2011 03:21:48 | More by Burt
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jmn5082

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +30.7%

11-24-2011 02:29:24 | More by jmn5082
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap 11/13/2011 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a very thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pumpkin, spices, light caramelized malts and almost no hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of pumpkin and spices followed by a thin malt character. The hops presence is mild but creates a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are several other beers in the style better than this one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 21:50:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
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skibumma70

Massachusetts

2.15/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pumpkin taste is noticable in the beginning of the first sip, then the cloves, nutmeg,and allspice take over the beer. The carbonation is a bit harsh, and has a strange aftertaste. Overall, I would rate this at the bottom of the pack of the pumpkin beers I have tried this year. The aftertaste is strange, and even turns my stomach a little. The original sips aren’t bad and the pumpkin flavor is slight, but there is something about this one that just does not agree. I don’t hate it, but I won’t be purchasing this one again

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 19:29:40 | More by skibumma70
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
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