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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
71
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1,077 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.64%
Wants: 22
Gots: 185 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerVikingSailor on 08-24-2011

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.
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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TheSixthRing
2.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, burnt orange with an off-white, finger width head> Poor retention. The resulting lace is thin, spotty and with little stick.

Smell - Aroma is of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg spice.

Taste - Faint notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, and it only gets weaker as it approaches the finish. Watery. Nothing else, except an odd, faint, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light, watery body. Very little carbonation. Blah.

Overall - Pumpkin ales don't get much worse than this, and it's a shame. The pumpkin to spice ratio felt right, but the watered down body tarnished anything that might have been.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/27/12 notes. On tap in a pint glass at some random bar in Philly.

a - Pours a medium, murky orange brown color with one inch of off white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, spices, pepper, and light gingerbread. Not a bad nose at all, but very light. Pretty average.

t - Tastes of spices, pumpkin, gingerbread, pepper, bready malts, yeast, grains, and wheat. Much better than the nose, with some nice pumpkin to it.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a decent pumkin beer, though nothing mind blowing. The nose is a bit weak and bland, but the taste was good and it was better than I expected. Not my favorite pumpkin beer but worth checking out if you love the style and see it on tap.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of isualum12
3.82/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I can’t handle to much pumpkin but I do enjoy a little pumpkin in beer during the festive fall. aroma- has a nutty pumpkin smell to it. appearance- looks nice with a decent head taste- Pumpkin with wheat just as you would guess. palate- good co2 on it with the ability to drink a couple...not a few though.... Overall I would reach for another one down the road...

Photo of Dcor
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +23%

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3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for the gift, Alucard4!

Clear orange and amber without much of a head to speak of. This leaves thin ribbons of off-white bubble lace down the glass.

The aroma is actually quite nice, with good amounts of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and mild pumpkin character. Some bread and caramel as well.

The flavor falls of significantly from the aroma, however. There simply isn't a lot here except some very mild spice and plain wheat bread. There's a touch of a metallic note as well.

Thin to moderate in body with medium carbonation.

Better than anticipated, but I anticipated it to the awful.

Photo of WoodburyMN
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Vashtar
3.8/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has an orange, pumpkin flavored appearance. It pours a large head but has no lacing and little head retention.

It smells like pumpkin and spice, but not quite as Chai as many do.

It starts out as one of the best pumpkin beers that I've ever had. The finish is a bit cheap and bitter. It is very drinkable, though.

The mouthfeel is very basic with a slight fizzle. It has a nice thickness, though.

Aside from the aftertaste, it is one of the better pumpkin beers out there. There's a glimmer of WOW but it quickly fades. If they could continue that flash of brilliance throughout the whole beer's taste, it would be a contender for the best pumpkin ale.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose is mild pumpkin spice and a decent shock of wheat...pun intended. Sweet and mild, mostly spices and a little gourd. So-so on the aroma, but still the best of the ST family.

Taste has a light pie spice aspect and the base wheat beer is...I dont want to go so far as to say complimented...but fits well enough with the pie spices. I dare say this is the least offensive by far of the Shock top family...it is the awkward brother in law that is guilty by association. I actually think this is fairly decent...well, at least I think I could tackle another bottle sometime.

Not bad...I am actually somewhat impressed considering my lower than low expectations.

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4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.