ROBC3366 (510) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth pumpkin taste with some spices and smells like the same. Pours a light copper.
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tectactoe (1437) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Bottle: cloudy copper-brown-orange... muddled and hazy with an off-white head that shows no retention. Aroma is mild spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, just your general "pumpkin pie" smells. Some grains and sugary wheat in the background. Taste is thin, a little watered down, but still delivers a decent amount of the aforementioned spices with a bit more of a pumpkin-y vibe. Heavier cinnamon... maybe even some allspice. Overall, not awful. Pretty mediocre in a style that can be totally hit or miss... but itís far from awful.
bagalagalaga (109) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shock Top has found something else to toss in a beer. I have a soft spot for pumpkin beers, and this one is pretty good. Donít really notice anything special from the pumpkin and spice flavors being on top of a wheat ale, they pretty much drown it out but thatís ok. The pumpkin and spice is kept back below the level where it would annoy your tastebuds.
toml219 (203) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light coppery brown. Smell is of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Taste is like pumpkin pie meets wheat beer. Nice pumpkin ale
Eberndt (162) - - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Light yellow-orange color. Mouthfeel is thin and spice flavor is minimal which is a plus for the style.
mjg74 (2474) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Walmart. Nose consists of spices and is fairly sweet. Lightly sweet flavors with a bit of spice. Almost tastes like it has a Bud backbone. Drinkable, yet underwhelming pumpkin brew.
sawbuck (285) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet wheat and spices...cinnamon and all spice. Initial taste is sweet...wheat obvious. Finishes with a mild spicey hop note mixed with typical fall spices. O.k.
RABinCO (1132) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swappedone of these with a co-worker, mostly in an attempt to get him to try the craft beer garbage i was buying. but damn if this isnít half decent. Pours hazy orange wit ha nice white head, fairly heavy lacing. Light malty and fresh pumpkin aroma. Not a ton of spice. Taste is crisp, lightly sweet, earthy, not a garbage pumpkin pie bomb a lot of(mostly craft) breweries are putting out. A little watery, but good and drinkable. Could actually drink more than one of these.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orangey amber with good offwhite head. Smells just lightly spiced with nutmeg. The flavors of the season are also present, but not a ípunch you in the faceí kind of overkill that I typically like in pumpkin beers. Donít pick up on the actual pumpkin at all, but thats not a real bummer for me. Has some of those typical íorange citrusí flavors that the regular shocktop has, but they are more muted. Pretty quaffable actually. And if it gets more regular beer drinkers to start being adventurous, and, who knows, maybe try a Pumpking some day, then more power to em.
Chudwick (1964) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle at Coney Island. Nose is pumpkin and the nearby cigarette smoke. Sip introduces bread. Spicy.