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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Ratings: 970
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 18
Gots: 125 | FT: 1
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 frankiepop
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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
Photo of kevin34
3/5  rDev -1.3%

kevin34, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Woodysbeard
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Woodysbeard, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Greenster
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
Photo of stampfler07
3/5  rDev -1.3%

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

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

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

TaylorK, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of kawecki
3/5  rDev -1.3%

kawecki, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

kjkinsey, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of williamv0123
4/5  rDev +31.6%

williamv0123, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of DukeX13
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

DukeX13, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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
Photo of ryanpj
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

ryanpj, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Dave128
3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a duvel tulip.

A - A pretty rigorous pour yields almost no head. The color is cloudy orange. Lacing is minimal. There appears to be "floaties" which i would assume are somethng to do with the pumpkin flavor

S - Smells wheaty and only slightly spicy

T - Much better than the average shock top. Very biscuity up front with only a mild pumpkin spice on the finish.

M - Decently carbonated but a little too light bodied.

O - I wouldn't recommend it as a pumpkin ale, but its definitely a nice fall brew

Dave128, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Nyskizy
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Nyskizy, Oct 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

nitter, Oct 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

GFD400, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

yankinwis, Oct 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Dweedlebug, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

Gagnonsux, Oct 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

dubmax, Oct 07, 2012
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.