Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat | Anheuser-Busch

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

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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.

Added by BeerVikingSailor on 08-24-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a nice rusty copper tone, with about a 1/2 fingers worth of fizzy head formation that dissipates rather quickly thus lacing is minimal.

S: huge, huge cinnamon right up front that is more dominant than the pumpkin aroma, but I find it rather pleasing. i also pick up on some nutmeg and pepper.

T: again, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and pepper are all present, water and the wheat kicks in towards the finish. just an ever so slight cream finish

M: this is the brews biggest flaw. the brew is light and has a watery quality that prevents the brew from being a damn good beer. the palate isnt left with much on it and you quickly forget what the hell you just drank.

O: i actually enjoyed this brew, find it somewhat like the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. If the mouthfeel didnt completely suck, I honestly think this would be an excellent brew.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, label stamped with 12 237, I assume that's the bottled on (or best by?) julian date (August 25, 2012). Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy orange color with some sediment floaties noticeable. Head retention is OK, not much lacing. Aroma is nice but weak, it smells like some pumpkin, wheat, nutmeg and some cloves. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's a slight sour bread-like finish. It's not bad tasting, but not exactly good either. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's surprisingly a bit slick and creamy, but with high carbonation. Not really impressed by this one, but it's drinkable. Got this bottle from a friend so I can't complain too much.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not a bad pumnpkin beer. nice in a wheat variety really, not as commonly done as it probably should be. the pours is orange hued and hazy pale colored with a decent off white head. fades quick. the nose is more spice than squash, cinnamon and clove, even ginger or something too. yeasty as always. the flavor is also more spice than pumpkin, lots of vanilla and clove, and some pepper from the yeast. its sweet and palatable, with a quick finish and a drinkable medium body and bright carbonation. its a little filling though, and fall is a time for all day drinking, so this isnt the ideal product for that, but its a lot better than regular shock top and the other spin offs ive had. overall not a bad beer if you are in a wasteland that only carries mass produced stuff. really not bad.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I must be a sucker for punishment. ...Or ticking... Well, this stuff was incredibly popular last year, so I might as well finally give it a try. It pours a clear sunset orange-bronze topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises cinnamon, brown sugar, and biscuit. Nothing more, nothing less. The taste holds notes of funky wheat, what may or may not be pumpkin, and a light dusting of cinnamon. Things do not mesh well at all, frankly, and a bad taste is literally left in my mouth in the end. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick, nearly watery feel. Overall, a sad little pumpkin beer, one whose popularity will remain a mystery to me now...

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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 1,207 ratings