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RATINGS: 326   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2011
(12oz bottle from Total Wine Scottsdale). Pours a hazy orange-amber color with off-white head. Aroma has pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and wheat. Taste is sweet with both pumpkin and spices. Light bodied with an oily texture. Smooth finish. This is a decent pumpkin beer. Itís not offensive or over-the-top and pretty much hits all the flavor components youíd want in a beer of this kind.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (711) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2011
12oz bottle. An addition to the family that fits in, I guess. Taste is artifical pumpking, a bit sweet but roasted with oak I believe. Not too sweet though, so it keeps you coming back. Color is deadpan orange with amber undertones. head is minimal, but lasts throughout. I bit too sweet for maximum enjoyment, but the price is right. Yeah, come on, pumpking wheat, what ever gets you throught the day.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
skibumma70 (30) - USA - NOV 20, 2011
Pumpkin taste is noticable in the beginning of the first sip, then the cloves, nutmeg,and allspice take over the beer. The carbonation is a bit harsh, and has a strange aftertaste. Overall, I would rate this at the bottom of the pack of the pumpkin beers I have tried this year. The aftertaste is strange, and even turns my stomach a little. The original flavors arenít bad, but there is something about this one that just does not agree. I donít hate it, but I wonít be purchasing this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft at Summer Bay resort in Orlando. Pours a cloudy, murky brownish orange color with a beige head. Lots of pumpkin spices in the aroma. Nice flavor without being overpowering from the pumpkin standpoint. Just a touch of Belgian yeast in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (5217) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Some reps were giving free bottles of shock top products away at my local liquor store, so I grabbed this and my wife grabbed the regular - I figured, "even if they suck, free beer is free beer" - hazy dark copper pour - pillowy but short-lived head - nose is heavy on the clove and nutmeg, but also some notes of overripe banana, apple, tangy wheat, moderate earthy pumpkin - medium body, full carbonation - fairly sweet - cinnamon and nutmeg are fairly strong, as is the pumpkin - light acidity late - a touch of vanilla - not particularly Belgian, but aside from being a bit too sweet, it isnít too bad of a pumpkin ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
s_mondoro (1) - - NOV 17, 2011 does not count
Better than expected. Just enough pumpkin taste and spice to not be over powering. Dark amber color when poured, small head. Definitely taste spice, pumpkin, nutmeg and a little hint of citrus. Happy there wasnít an over powering amount of cinnamon. Highly recommend over some other pumpkin beers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2517) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2011 Purchased on my trip to Vegas at the Total Wine store. First of two pumpkin ales tonight (the other being the Wasatch). Pours a hazy amber-golden colour with a fizzy off-white that disappears quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Mild aromas of pumpkin and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Thin mouthfeel with just a little stickiness. Again, the taste is mild with the Halloween vegetable and spices (not much cinnamon in the flavours though). Not a bad pumpkin ale coming from AB.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours dark gold with white head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, and allspice. Taste is sweet pumpkin with pumpkin pie spices, but not much cinnamon. Kind of has a pumpkin-like finish and mouthfeel. Not the best pumpkin beer but not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vikingguy (880) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Cloudy orange with some sediment and foamy white head. Flavor is fresh, spicy and vegetal. Taste is about what I expected...spicy pumpkin, dry wheat and some caramelly malt. Pretty thin, lots of carbonation. Drinkable and a decent autumn brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Freebie! Thanks to The Village Wine Shop in Lakeland, FL. Nose is slight nutmeg/allspice with a hint of cinnamon. Poured out a nice clear orange with a decent sized, white head that stayed around for a while. Nice and drinkable with a decent raw veggie, pumpkin pie spice flavor. Better than expected.


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