Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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73
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Shock Top Pumpkin WheatShock Top Pumpkin Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 08-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,206
Reviews:
231
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
20.89%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
304
For Trade:
1
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Photo of SeanDavis
1/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have been drinking beer for 25 years and not once have I been so offended by the taste and smell of any beer. I realize not every beer is for everyone but can not believe people appreciate this. My wife and I stopped at a bar and took a chance on it. I took one sip and almost threw up she drank 4 oz of it and about threw up herself. We left the bar. Called it a $8 loss. Just minutes later she did vomit her lunch up and it had to leave a better aftertaste then the beer. Reminds me of the ripe sweet smell a terminal cancer patient has combined with a curry like smell. I'm sure some would argue it requires developing a taste for it. There are people that squire a taste for piss keep in mind. I refused to kiss my wife for hours there after as nothing would get the horrid smell off her breath including deep tooth brushing. Other beer etc. If you truely hate someone buy them a bottle of this nastiness. Or better yet dump one in their car. I would take down a gallon of toilet water any day over another sip of shock top. It is that nasty. Capable of making 2 out 2 people almost vomit. One really vomiting. May the bar tender who suggested this die a slow painful death of a std.

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Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
2.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.24/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dag1991
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Griphon
3.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NotoriousBAC
2.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.17/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of -chii-
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very slight pumpkin flavor, but this is more about the spices - but to me doesn't taste much like pumpkin spice. I am a pumpkin pie fan, so I would prefer some pumpkin (squash) taste but more of the spices associated with pumpkin pies. This beer does not hit close to the mark, but at least it isn't a squash beer like some others.

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Photo of jkonte
3.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.41/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

**
11/22/2012
Pumpkin, Allspice, Cloves, Nutmeg,Cloudy Orange, with a small head.Crisp Flavor, a tad sour, but not as bad as the Sam Winter Lager that preceded.A bit pasty, but light and drinkable.Festive and sweet; so nice for Thanksgiving. Wouldn't want one outside of the holiday "spirit".
**

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Photo of BlueKurenai
1.72/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kerry4porters
2.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tolnik
2.61/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jeff_ODell
2.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Waveoff
3.01/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Almasi_
2.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Richard927
2.41/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dmecca
3.35/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of keng1343
3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/28/2015. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, wheat,biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a good pumpkin witbier style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TheRamie
2.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
3.16 out of 5 based on 1,206 ratings.
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