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RATINGS: 283   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillKismet (3321) - 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 (1901) - 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 (5935) - 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 (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
12oz bottle, rated from notes taken yesterday. Hazy orange color, thin off white head. Soft carbonation, lighter body. Itís... pumpkin with a little sumpiní sumpiní. 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 (1459) - 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 (285) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1021) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle. Taste like pumpkin pie in a bottle. Sweeter than most pumpkin beers but still itís good. Aroma is lots of spice with a tad of grain and hops. Orange copper color.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Nice frothy pour. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices with a hint of fresh wheat. Flavor is similar but becomes washed out, lager hampered, and overly sweet mid-bottle. Cinnamon, all spiced finish. Could be more inventive but strangely, I didnít despise it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2046) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle marked 112288G70. It pours a murky copper color with a wisp of head that disappears but the carbonation bubbles on. The aroma is mild with pumpkin, wheat, and autumn spices. The body is thin to medium. The taste is a little more bitter than I might have imagined with slightly dry finish.

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