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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Aroma: Lacking aroma to be honest, very faint wheat and alcohol notes Appearance: Hazy gold with a moderate head. Taste: Notes of Pumpkin and spices the the base of a rather average wheat beer, lacking in hops. Palate: Refreshing and crisp, very easy to drink Overall: a solid beer lacking in some areas aroma in particular, but enough of a variance from the usual to be worth something

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber/orange with beige head. Aroma if some pumpkin, wheat, hints of nutmeg. Flavor is much the same, off-dry, fairly balanced with hints of banana nut bread. Light body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, worth a try but nothing to brag about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Pours a hazy orange color with a thin white head. Faint pumpkin aroma. The flavor was a subtle spicy, clove, and cinnamon. I would have liked a little more flavor but this was not too bad overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
This brew does pour a beautiful pumpkin-orange amber color with a suiitable head that aptly conjures up the autumnal season, but otherwise, the flavor is rather lackluster. Simple notes of wheat, light crystal grain and mild pumpkin spices--cinnamon, perhaps ginger, and a some allspice. The flavor is easy drinking, wheaty, but a bit too watered down. Mild cinnamon-ginger and perhaps a spritz of nutmeg. Not terrible, just a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours a hazy amber with a 2 finger, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice, caramel, a touch of vanilla and lactose sweetness. Flavor is pumpkin pie spice, medicinal bitterness, caramel, artificial vanilla. Palate is ligh tot medium bodied, creamy and a bit slimy on entry, off dry and a little oily on the finish with a high, sharp carbonation. Not very good overall, tastes very artificial and has a faint plastic/petrochemical aftertaste, the palate is wrong in several ways.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Kind of a dirty light orange pour. Plenty of pumpkin on nose and taste, but it was kind of artificial. Slight notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Not awful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6284) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
12oz bottle, rated from notes taken yesterday. Hazy orange color, thin off white head. Soft carbonation, lighter body. It’s... pumpkin with a little sumpin’ sumpin’. Very drinkable, good pumpkin ale. Lightly sweet and spicy. Aroma on the lighter side, but still good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle just a very light, watered down version of a artificially flavored pumpkin cereal...cheerios with nutmeg..blah

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Sample from a bottle at beer store. Stumbled onto this at the store... aroma is heavily spiced with pumpkin types and the taste comes out with this a little too much. Palate is poor -- thin and watery. Do not recommend, but far from a drain pour as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TATE (297) - Lubec, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap. It pours an orange hazy color with a thick head. Throughout the aroma and taste is lemon and I did not get much other than that. It was very light and easy to drink. Not much for hops on the back end. Overall, I thought this was an average beer.

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