Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

Shock Top Pumpkin WheatShock Top Pumpkin Wheat
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Shock Top Pumpkin WheatShock Top Pumpkin Wheat

Brewed by:
Missouri, United States

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.

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Ratings: 1,206 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of Brenden
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It actually resembles pumpkin in the color, a near-medium orange just darker than amber. It's moderately hazed and very bubbly for most of the time it's in the glass. The head shows about average retention after tapering out at about 3/4 finger. Lacing is spotty and likewise in average quantity.
There's quite a bit of spicing to this beer, lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, and slightly overdone but not terribly. It adds something to a fairly weak malts base, mostly caramel malts it seems, and there's a zesty tang to it also. Pumpkin flesh, or some something like it, seems to come in and out as well.
Spices and malts start it out before it goes extremely grainy and a little tinny. There's almost something leafy and perfumey (hops?), but the way they work in this beer is more competitive than anything. As the malts thin out and fall off, it's a little too thin in flavor and tangy.
The feel is, not surprisingly, somewhat too thin, and the graininess contributes to an uncleanness on the palate. It has some substance, to be sure, and the crispness adds something to it. Beside that, it's not too far from smooth either. Still, stronger malts and a cleaner feel would be beneficial.

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Photo of mercysbane
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of JMad
3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light copper color with a thin head.
Smells like pumpkin pie with wheat in the background.
Tastes just like it smells but with less pumpkin and more wheat.
Feels light with sharp carbonation.
OK beer, one of my favorite shock tops at least.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Orange amber color with a thin white head that lingered, lots of carbonation.

Smell: Pumpkin spice and some citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste was mostly bitter with a hint of citrus,

Overall: Not a really good Pumpkin Ale, but it is easy to drink.

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Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of PA-Michigander
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of strangebrew1981
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of chiva
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Jdv165
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of cbcrunch
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Plissken
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MonicaC
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of CaverDave
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of kcr357
1.48/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Ive never tried the cinnamon challenge, but this has to be close to the same dose of spices you get cannonballing straight cinnamon. Overpowering, pungent, perfumy spices hit your senses like a runaway semi truck. I new it was BMC, I new it was gonna suck, but I tried it anyway.

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Photo of DarrylZ
4.5/5  rDev +48%

Photo of brocktune
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark rusty orange with very active foam and some particulate.

Very artificial pumpkin aroma with a heavy hand of baking spices.

Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and sweet artificial pumpkin flavor.

Light-medium bodied, high carbonation, sweet, cloying.

Overall, tastes like a cheap pumpkin pie. Very artificial in flavor and the haziness is off putting.

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Photo of Spiderpig
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of civicm87
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a color with a 1 inch head. There are some floaties in the glass here. Smell is of pumpkin, nutmeg, some other spices. Taste is the same, only milder. just a touch of wheat coming through after the spices and pumpkin. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, is a decent easy drinking brew I could enjoy several of.

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Photo of Patches826
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MrDarcy
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 13.2% out of 100 with 1,206 ratings
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