hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unlike other pumpkin beers I’ve had, this one has a much lighter aroma. There’s a hint of pumpkin and a touch of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg). It’s an attractive beer. Golden-orange body that is slightly cloudy. A fine white head clings nicely to the glass. The palate is relatively light. The flavor stands out a bit more than the aroma. I can taste the sweetness of the pumpkin, tempered by the bite of the cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a very drinkable beer that is lighter than the average pumpkin brew. Another thumbs up for AB. Nice effort.
GoufCustom (1414) - HONG KONG - APR 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle bought at Q Club in SoHo, Central.
Clear amber with a small ring of dirt like yeast sediments; Half finger hand and off-white foam which last for 1 minute; Fair sticky lacing and very slight carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Amber malt, with strong nutmeg, mashed pumpkin, strong cinnamon, light banana bread, caramel, sugar and light lemon; Medium sweet taste of light Amber malt, with cooked pumpkins, caramel, light toffee, cinnamon, strong molasses, cloves, light bread, yeast, light lemon, very light bitter hops and light grass;
Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth Feel is light Amber maltyness in a fairly thinned body. Caramel and mashed pumpkins hit first, followed by light cinnamon, light and cloves. Fairly strong sweetness, light bready with light lemon to round. Okay…Hoppiness is light lemon in nose. Lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is light for an abrupt, very low astringent sweet pumpkin finish; Fairly dry after taste. Sweet and easy to mouth.
Comments: Had a good one in BrewDog’s Pumpkin Head earlier, and this one is an anti-climax: Fairly good pumpkin spicy aroma aside, its taste is a couple pars below the former, without enough spices and hops, the sweetness creeps in and somehow dampens its enjoyment. Drinkable but nothing special.
WVHouseofBeer (973) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a moderately hazy copper color with a small white head. It actually smells pretty good; consisting of light pumpkin, spices and wheat. Tastes are similar but very bland. Watery body with a slightly sweet finish. Overall it is what one would expect from Shock Top; an okay beer that is light and inoffensive.
superspak (4242) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/28/2015. Pours hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, coriander, orange peel, pear, apple, pepper, wheat, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, wheat,biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/yeast/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5.1%. Overall this is a good pumpkin witbier style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, pumpkin/spices, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Minnbrewer (27) - 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.
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R4N5H (611) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint at the Stagecoach Bar on 23-Oct12015. Served with cinnamon sugar around the rim. Hazy, orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma of spiced pumpkin and cinnamon. Friity oumkin flavour. OK, but a little bland. Didnt see the attraction myself.
ronaldtheriot (1691) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat has a thick, frothy, off-white head, a mostly clear, bubbly, gold-orange appearance, which gets a descending, gray cloud, once the caked sediment is swished loose and poured in. No lacing left behind. The aroma is of spiced pumpkin bread and spiced candle. Taste is of pumpkin pulp, subdued spices, white wheat bread, and just a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat finishes on the dry side. RJT
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little hazy. Not very good pumpkin flavors. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
16 oz. can from Quicky Mart. Pours very cloudy/dark copper. Quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma of spices, wheat and yeast. Taste was watery and sweet.
Sledutah (6551) - Utah, USA - NOV 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle picked up at Harmons
Slightly cloudy golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of wheat and pumpkin. Taste of pumpkin spices and wheat
Decent, bland and not much to it.
stevoj (3557) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Albertsons. Nothing special here, but not totally gross either. Just about as generic as you can get. At least it’s not a pumpkin pie spice overload....