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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat - Anheuser-Busch

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Shock Top Pumpkin WheatShock Top Pumpkin Wheat

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BA SCORE
71
okay

984 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.31%
Wants: 18
Gots: 132 | 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 Backlash209
5/5  rDev +63.9%

Backlash209, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of ShiftBeer
2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Why do people buy this crap?

The nose ain't bad. Some genuine pumpkin scents.

The palate is all wrong though. Light, grainy and sort of crisp but in an awkward way. Some spices, not a ton.

The finish is the worst part. It is long, but the taste is bad, so ya just sit there wishing the flavor would go away. It has a very bad light beer aftertaste. Boo.

ShiftBeer, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Chadhodgdon
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Chadhodgdon, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of iBeer16
2.43/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a clearly over carbonated orangey haze with a thin 1 finger translucent head, that leaves quickly and leaves little to no lace
S- very weak nose, slight slight pumpkin and all spice but you have to look for it.
T- carbonation, tand, slight pumpkin flavor, but again has to be found
M- way too carbonated, tingly, tangy
O-....

iBeer16, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

tfsimpkins, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

tectactoe, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of MWAllred
4.38/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love wheat beer, all kinds of it but this pumpkin spice is a very good product. Although Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale was better this has not been a complete disappointment. I have tried several pumpkin beers & ales & there are some very good ones out there.

MWAllred, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a vary hazy orange color amber color with a big billowy orange tinted head. The head fades pretty fast to leave a light foam and a very light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of wheat with nice notes of pumpkin and some orange citrus. These are mixed with a cinnamon and nutmeg aroma that give it overall a very pleasant aroma.

Taste – The taste begins of wheat and pumpkin with some lighter sweetness. Soon spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg come into the taste. These meld well with the pumpkin flavors well and with an increase in a brown sugar taste make it more pumpkin pie like. This sweeter flavor persists to the end where a citrus flavor mixes with the others to leave a pleasing taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer average with a medium level of carbonation, giving the beer good drinkability.

Overall – A tasty pumpkin beer with a easy drinking sweetness and spiced pumpkin flavor. While not the top pumpkin brew out there it is one of the best for its price and one to go to on occasion.

Darkmagus82, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.1/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from a 12oz glass into a pint glass a very clear, for a wheat beer, amber with deep hues of orange and cinnamon. Topped with a substantial white head that is quite frothy and rocky and dense. Looks nice. Head is about two fingers thick.

Aroma is wheaty. Wheat malt with what seems like some corriander. Pumpkin aromas are somewhat subdued but there is definitely some clove and allspice aromas. Smells like a pumpkin wheat should smell like. Not really pumpkin pie but a nice mix of wheat and pumpkin.

Very nice flavor also. Perhaps a little thin on the body, but wheat beers can run the gamete when we Are discussing mouthfeel characteristics. Pumpkin flavors are certainly noticeable and are actually working well with the style of beer. Clove and cinnamon are the main contributing factors in the taste. 

Solid beer overall. I am not sure there can be better balance of pumpkin and wheat in a beer. Easy drinker. This will be a nice beer for those hot autumn afternoons here in Florida.

SaCkErZ9, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of yorlummass
4.35/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the more enjoyable pumpkin beers I have had the chance to try. It does not immediately overwhelm the senses with the powerful aroma or taste of what it is going for, yet still retains the feeling as if October is getting closer with every sip.

yorlummass, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of MikeSchneider114
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

MikeSchneider114, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of cindyloopeeples
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

cindyloopeeples, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Sooch222
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Sooch222, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of MrBarbecue
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

MrBarbecue, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of BaconManic
2.68/5  rDev -12.1%

BaconManic, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of bourbonbock
3.88/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a clean pub glass, "swirling" the last half inch or so as directed by the bottle and observed the following:

A. This beer is a hazy golden bronze color with about 1.5 fingers of foamy head.

S. This beer gives off loads of aroma I can smell it from 1 foot away. I can smell raisins, cloves, and nutmeg with a faint smell of chocolate chip cookies.

T. The taste leads with a syrupy (think slurpy) and caramel body followed up with the pumpkin pie spices. Nice clean flavor profile for a pumpkin ale and decent aftertaste.

M. The mouth on this one leads me to believe that it has an average gravity with a very crisp ending. Actually very nice and would go very well with dinner.

I would definitely pick this up again although I don't think I would session this one.

bourbonbock, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of b2rade2n
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

b2rade2n, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Didier
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Didier, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of allenc85
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

allenc85, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
2.95/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz twist off bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out a very cloudy deep copper orange color with a nice 2 fingers of head off the pour that settles to a nice retentive layer. some lace. looks pretty much what i imagined a pumpkin wheat to look like.

the aroma started out somewhat promising, with some pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice, but it got pretty bland pretty quick with kind of a bland smelling malt/ grain mixing things up.

follows the aroma, a little pumpkin and fall spice, very slight peppery spice with a grainy, bland malt, almost corn like.

finishes pretty light and somewhat watery. over carbonated as well.

this is pretty much a light pumpkin ale, didnt really get any witbier like flavors out of it. about on par with what i expected. something i would definatly avoid in the future. tastes like a decent pumpkin ale mixed with bud.

dogfishandi, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of joerebman
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

joerebman, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of pooogy
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

pooogy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of BeerTaster727
3.75/5  rDev +23%

BeerTaster727, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of JessPrice
4/5  rDev +31.1%

JessPrice, Jul 21, 2012
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.