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RATINGS: 319   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1390) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2011
12oz bottle. pours out orangish/red color with minimal head. the aroma is light of cinnamon but more nutmeg and pumpkin. i can actually taste pumpkin and light spice versus some of the others i have had. i actually liked the taste of this much better than some i have tried. you have your pumpkin and you have you minimal spice effect...is it just plain...in some respects yes in others not so bad...pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Fairly one dimensional here. Unlike most "pumpkin" beers I can actually taste some of the pumpkin here. It is still very light and unpronounced, but noticeable. Unlike most pumpkin beers this one does not have much spice in the flavor. I get a little bit of cinnamom in the aftertaste. This is a light one, but not sink worthy by any means.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DANEgerous (92) - 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 (2305) - 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 (3360) - 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 (2003) - 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 (6965) - 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 (6955) - 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.

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