Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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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%
 
 
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Photo of DeFaz
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A little better than what I'm used to getting from an Anheuser-Busch beer, this pumpkin ale is brewed with pumpkin rather than pumpkin being added later (Shipyard, I'm looking at you) which is certainly appreciated (and expected). Smell is pleasant, with a good balance of pumpkin and spice but not much complexity. This doesn't taste much like the wheat beer that it is, maybe because the yeast drowns out the wheat. Pumpkin and spice taste good but not all that fresh or interesting. Mouthfeel is relatively thin for a pumpkin ale, but it goes down well and the aftertaste is simple, with just a touch of spice lingering. Overall, this isn't remarkable by any means. It is simple and decent.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of EZ_Peezy
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of jcbogantes
3.69/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light copper tone, with a white head that leaves behind a fine lacing

S: fruity and spicy

T: Mostly fruit notes and cloves, the carbonation is mild you can taste a light pumpkin flavor at the end but the predominant taste is the one from spices

M: light easy to drink

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of levi_shanks
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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1/5  rDev -68.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jimmah120
2.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle taken from a sampler pack

cloudy orange brown look with a small frothy film. smell is pumpkin pie, wheat, and red wine. taste is crisp wheat beer(citrus), creamy pumpkin pie filling, with a bitter/waxy finish and hints of clove/nutmeg.

overcarbonated wheat beer with decent pumpkin flavor, but a poor finish. not terrible, but could have been done much better.

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2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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