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RATINGS: 303   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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Great aroma of the fall season. Pumpkin is strong in this as well as spice notes. Light aftertaste and good look in a pint glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (515) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Draft. A- Pumpkin, herb hops, cinnamon, cloves. A- Amber orange color, slightly hazy liquid, minimal white head. T- Medium sweetness, and strong pumpkin flavor. P- Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Had it with a sugar/cinnamon coated rim. Was quite sweet but overall a delicious pumpkin beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
This was better than I wanted it to be, but the brewer got it right. Cloudy straw orange color. Thin head and lacing. Nice pumpkin pie spicing on the aroma and flavor. Flavor isn’t overly spiced. The pumpkin and wheat meld together nice. Really surprising, only problem was the thin body but the finish was not as sweet and sticky as others which is actually nice. I don’t know how Michelob did this but its good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
First pumpkin beer I’ve ever tried. was not let down. I think last years was better than this years but still good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1858) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours dark orange...strong pumpkin pie spice arome.. Taste is similar...pretty good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
12oz bottle from Pick’s poured into a lager glass. Pours a nice cloudy orange color with about 1 finger of off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and pumpkin. Taste is lightly sweet. Taste of cinnamon and pumpkin. Light bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation but not much of a finish. Overall, it’s pretty damn good. Much better than I was expecting from the Shock Top brand.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat is a cloudy, turbulent amber ale. The bubbles continually replenish a thin, swirling white film on the surface of it. Pumpkin and wheat are both present in the aroma, along with nutmeg and allspice. It’s medium bodied, foamy and bubbly on the tongue. It leaves the mouth a little chalky. It’s lightly flavored with lemony wheat. The spices come in later and the flavor and push it to be more savory. A light, green bitterness lingers after the swallow. This is kind of neat. It’s like an American take on a dunkelweizen. The pumpkin isn’t readily detectable. This is a nice autumn flavor for a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (806) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy reddish/orange color with a slight head that dissolves quickly. Just as the beer reads, pumpkin and wheat scents are most noticeable as well as those pumpkin pie spices. Surprisingly great taste for a A.B. product. The uses of wheat and pumpkin work great together as the spices heighten the taste. The texture is fine but a tad to thin for me resulting in making this beer a very easy drinker. The finish is a little awkward but I imagine that is due to the wheat. A little more texture and volume would greatly help this beer. A better than average pumpkin beer and a surprise hit from A.B.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Hazy orangey amber with good offwhite head. Smells just lightly spiced with nutmeg. The flavors of the season are also present, but not a ’punch you in the face’ kind of overkill that I typically like in pumpkin beers. Don’t pick up on the actual pumpkin at all, but thats not a real bummer for me. Has some of those typical ’orange citrus’ 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.


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