bdgf06 (19) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- The spice, pumpkin and malt are a great combo on the nose
Appearance - This beer has a really nice dark orange color with a small white head.
Taste – I consider this to be one of the top pumpkin beers (especially for the price)
Palate -This is a medium bodied beer with light carbonation.
Overall - For me, this is a great pumpkin beer for the price. I recommend it.
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First pumpkin beer I’ve ever tried. was not let down. I think last years was better than this years but still good.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange...strong pumpkin pie spice arome.. Taste is similar...pretty good stuff
Minnbrewer (36) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's pumpkin, a little spice and wheat. Better than its average rating here. Not sweet or cloying.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.