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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.


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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Pours an orange color with a thick white head that fades quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Smells of wheat, light pumpkin and spices. Tastes like pumpkin seeds and spices but pretty bland. Mouthfeel is light and chewy with decent carbonation. This is probably one of my least favorite pumpkin beers I’ve tried. Better than anything else Inbev offers with the Shock Top series though


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2832) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8867) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
zach8270 (3439) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1960) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was always poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a slightly ruddy orange/brown color with a decent looking foamy white head. The lacing was fairly thick and coated the glass nicely. The smell was mainly some Autumn like spices such as ginger, allspice and cinnamon. The pumpkin itself is pretty subdued. The taste was spicy and sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation seems okay for the pumpkin ale style and to me. Overall, decent pumpkin ale. There’s nothing bad nor is there anything spectacular about it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coachd (92) - Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Aroma is more spice than pumpkin. They could have taken more chances with the aroma. Doesn't taste bad, just not pumpkin flavored. It's just shock tip with a hint of allspice. Palate is average, actually a little better than I was expecting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmacklin (256) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange with medium off-white head. Spicy aroma with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Flavor matches aroma. Better than I thought it would be.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bttle from craft. Some nice notes of pumkin and chest warming spice. Body was watery, but the pumkin tasted real. It was ok

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
bottle. Amber with small head. Generic wheat beer with some pumpkin and spice. Below average.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2085) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque orange copper with a thin white head. Tastes like sweet wheat, malt, pumpkin, light spice. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet pumpkin syrup and bready malt.


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