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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat is a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale brewed 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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Weak aroma of pumpkin and wheat. Taste is similar, slightly tastes of random spices and coriander as well. Has a nice pumpkin finish to it. A little watery, but not overly so. Iím pretty surprised by this beer! Not a big fan of Shock Top, but this seasonal is pretty decent! Granted, I do love pumpkin ales with decent spice. This might actually be considered only an average example of that flavor or even sub-par, but for what itís worth, I enjoyed it! 5.2% alcohol.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerman6686 (4425) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
This poured a light orange color with small beige head. Aroma was pretty bland, hardly any notes of pumpkin or spice at all, mainly just wheat and pale malt. Flavor was much the same, hardly any pumpkin at all, just bland wheat beer. Nothing offensive at all but nothing worth drinking again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfinney23 (1732) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Not bad but Iím not sure I would have guessed pumpkin in a blind taste test. Faint cinnamon and nutmeg flavors work well with the wheat.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dredmond (176) - Long Island, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Watery, not preferred combination of flavor, better after a few more sips, mild aroma, standard appearance

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
geneticbloom (8) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2011 does not count
Nothing good by any means. Itís not bad, but it has no pumpkin flavor that I can taste. Itís a pretty bland tasting wheat beer, although I do prefer it over regular Shock Top.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1848) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Drink A Shock Top Pumpkin and get a free glass was all the incentive I needed to try one. Hazy brown bodied, fleeting head, and flavor sided more to spice than pumpkin. I think A-B has a brewed a beer that will win over many macro drinkers, especially if they get a free glass for trying it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1000) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pours a hazy orange color with aroma of spice. Taste is too spicy for a pumpkin beer. The spice overwhelms the pumpkin flavor, A decent wheat beer that was not as smooth as I expected. A little too spicy for me and not enough pumpkin taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (1915) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
355 mL bottle. Orange-brown with just a ring of head. Aroma is mild spice and almost candy-like pumpkin. The flavour is nicely, if mildly, spiced. Quite sweet, though.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with quickly-disappearing white head. The aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon with a little bit of sweet breadiness. The flavor is a little bit bland, but, on the good side, the spices arenít overwhelming like so many other pumpkin beers. Thereís kind of a dull wheat taste behind the spice, then a little bit of disembodied acidity. Tap water finish. Itís not all that good, but honestly I donít hate it like I expected I would.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcox90 (1563) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2011
On tap at a local eatery. Served in a pint glass. Pours deep copper with a 1/2" off white head. Aroma is equal parts wheat & pumpkin. Flaver is wheat, mild spice and pumpkin. Kind of like a hefe, only remove the classic banana & substitute pumpkin. Light palate with somewhat aggressive carbonation. Not great, but much better than I was expecting.


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