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RATINGS: 292   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bagalagalaga (113) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
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. Don’t really notice anything special from the pumpkin and spice flavors being on top of a wheat ale, they pretty much drown it out but that’s ok. The pumpkin and spice is kept back below the level where it would annoy your tastebuds.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerathon (1171) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
This is just as "good" as any of the other run of the mill pumpkin beers out there, actually better than some. Spices aren’t overpowering and I can actually still taste the base wheat beer. *I don’t really care of pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (2018) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy medium amber, no lace, no head. Looks like iced tea. Taste is pumpkin and malt that moves right through the palate to a no-change finish. Pretty plain, and pumpkin in an unappealing way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
First pumpkin beer of the year, and once again I am not intrigued. It is basically a sweet pilsner filtered through pumpkins and graham crackers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (7608) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Pumpkin malt and cinnamon/nutmeg aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Lightly sweet nutmeg, cinnamon and milky pumpkin malt flavor. Okay body. Not bad for a Shock Top.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stampion (154) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
It's nice but nothing special. The pumpkin was nowhere to be found. It's as if they decided they ended a rocket effort at a fall beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lawman834 (226) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Hazy deep copper with zero head. So much so that I wondered if it was flat, but there is some carbonation there. Tastes pretty much like a macro lager with a hint of cinnamon, ginger and allspice. No interesting malt or hop profile whatsoever. Disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Unlike most Shock Top beers, this is not especially bad. It is just as bad as a normal pumpkin pie spice beer. It is cloudy orange brown and headless. It is very much spice forward w/ basically no malt or hop character but it is at least devoid of off flavors and harshness. The only real beer flavor I’m getting here is perhaps a bit of fruitiness from the yeast. It is full bodied and a bit sweet and heavy but vigorous carbonation saves it from really being too cloying. I can’t see myself buying this again but for pumpkin beer fans this will scratch the itch just as well as most craft beer offerings and for cheaper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Pumpkins and spices. Nothing making this one stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1300) - - AUG 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-1-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a vary hazy orange color amber color with a big billowy orange tinted head. The head fades pretty fast to leave a light foam and a very light level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy of wheat with nice notes of pumpkin and some orange citrus. These are mixed with a cinnamon and nutmeg aroma that give it overall a very pleasant aroma. Taste – The taste begins of wheat and pumpkin with some lighter sweetness. Soon spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg come into the taste. These meld well with the pumpkin flavors well and with an increase in a brown sugar taste make it more pumpkin pie like. This sweeter flavor persists to the end where a citrus flavor mixes with the others to leave a pleasing taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer average with a medium level of carbonation, giving the beer good drinkability. Overall – A tasty pumpkin beer with a easy drinking sweetness and spiced pumpkin flavor. While not the top pumpkin brew out there it is one of the best for its price and one to go to on occasion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Orange pour with a thin head. Sour wheat and raw pumpkin aroma. Flavor doesn’t have the pumpkin pie spice that I like. It was either so subtle or just completely overpowered by the wheat. Not a good combination.

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