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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   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.


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Given to me as a sample bottle, I forgot about this one for a few days before taking it home and cracking it. Pours out a darker shade of amber than I expected, with a lively off-white foam head. The aromas are, well, barely noticeable. There’s a touch of pumpkin, but not like sweet pumpkin. It smells like someone took a beer dunked their slice of pumpkin pie into it for a moment. The taste is, well, I’m not sure how to put this. I’ve never had a beer to review like this. I’m going to try to take a few more sips just for the sake of an evaluation. It really tastes as if someone dunked a slice of pumpkin pie into a glass of shock top beer. It really doesn’t taste much like pumpkin at all. I get just the tiniest little touch of spices, but barely noticeable. I hate to admit it, but I’m going to pour most of this down the drain, I’m just not into it whatsoever. And I used to be a Shock Top fan, but this is, well, totally not what I was hoping for. Sorry guys, I’m going to pass on this one. Better luck next time

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (651) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Nice amber color with a small head that dissipated quickly. Very clear. Aroma is sweet pumpkin & spices. Taste is very clean as well with an easy pumpkin pie flavor - subtle. An easy to drink beer with good flavor.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Aroma of soiled diaper. Tastes like someone filtered moldy pumpkin pie through my grandpa’s tighty whiteys.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2491) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle. Nice looking beer at the start. Smells of cinnamon, clove and spice. Taste is similar but very sweet... almost too sweet for my liking. Shock Top tries for a Bud product but they’re still not great.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2011
12oz bottle. Just horrible. Buddy of mine brought some over. Thin nose, thin palate, really metallic. No spices whatsoever, just bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
35cl bottle on the staten island ferry, nyc Nice enough beer. Clear pumpkin spice notes. Nice enough beer

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sextjk5 (10) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
far better than the Blue Moon alternative, however i am finding the whole pumpkin ale poorly thought out and executed as a whole at this point. gimmicky

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Burnt orange pour, big creamy head. Aroma has pumpkin, grain, spices. Flavor is wheat, spice, caramel. Ok.

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. It’s not offensive or over-the-top and pretty much hits all the flavor components you’d 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 (792) - 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.


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