Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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1,066 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,066
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.64%
Wants: 22
Gots: 162 | FT: 1
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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 isualum12
3.83/5  rDev +25.6%
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%

Photo of bigbutter
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JHendu
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of ehammond1
3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
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
3.75/5  rDev +23%
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
3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of jnr011
4.25/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of mrdziuban
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Sturmthis
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of weizenbob
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Eaglefan344
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of sendbeer
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GFish
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of bushwack
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Trevormcraig
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of Razr86
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Phxsunsfan
2.83/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of mckenziac
2.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of jrock85
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of frankiepop
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of kevin34
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Woodysbeard
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 1,066 ratings.