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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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1,071 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,071
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.64%
Wants: 24
Gots: 175 | 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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Photo of tohe9384
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of UnoMasBelgian
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of BOSMECH
2.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A It looks very good when poured 1 to 2 inch head and a copper pumpkin color.

S It has no pumpkin smell to it at all just a light ale smell.

T It taste just like a light ale with no spice or pumpkin taste.

M just average mouthful flaver ale goes down smooth though.

O I would by Shipyard pumpkin ale for the seasonal pumpkins it is much better.

Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, orange-brown in color, cloudy, medium carbonation

Smell: pumpkin spice

Taste: nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, caramel, a touch of wheat or grain, and pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet, high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Better than I expected. A sessionable, wheaty, and solid pumpkin beer. I could have a six on a fall day. Nothing outstanding, and there are better pumpkin beers out there, but nothing to pass up either.

Photo of comebackshane
1.5/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of redfox405
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of freshtojeff
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of rudy0908
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Mortarforker
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of GeckoPunk
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Vinmar
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Backlash209
5/5  rDev +63.9%

Photo of ShiftBeer
2.6/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of Chadhodgdon
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of iBeer16
2.41/5  rDev -21%
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

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of tectactoe
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MWAllred
4.35/5  rDev +42.6%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

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.

Photo of yorlummass
4.33/5  rDev +42%
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.

Photo of MikeSchneider114
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of cindyloopeeples
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
71 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.