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RATINGS: 351   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5856) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Pours slightly hazed deep amber into a shaker. White head recedes at a medium pace leaving no lacing. Sweet pumpkin and nutmeg aromas. Dry with bubblegum and pumpkin upfront turning to earthy pumpkin before the lasting slightly sour finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharmCityCrab (244) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Light brown pour. Aroma of brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices. Typical sweet pumpkin spice cocktail. Maybe a very small amount of actual pumpkin. Light wheat beer taste. A little watery. Average. Worth getting if youre in a mood for a pumpkin beer and this is all you can find/afford, or if you want something light bodied thatll go down easy. Grab a Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale instead if all else is equal, though-- much fuller more flavorful taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
I like this beer because of what it is. It isnt a pumpkin beer, it is a wheat beer brewed with pumpkin and it even says it on the bottle. Still maintains a nice wheat backbone with accents of pumpkin and spices. A nice offering and definitely a change of pace from you may be used to with pumpkin brews.

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. Its medium bodied, foamy and bubbly on the tongue. It leaves the mouth a little chalky. Its 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. Its like an American take on a dunkelweizen. The pumpkin isnt readily detectable. This is a nice autumn flavor for a beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Capones. Copper pour with 1-finger off-white head. Decent look. Nose is authentic pumpkin aroma, pumpkin puree, spice, some caramel, cinnamon. Tastes medium in palate, somewhat sweet, with a half decent pumpkin flavor, but a bit underwhelming in the complexity and body heft arenas. Refreshing, but not a world class pumpkin ale.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg..... Yuck. Definitely not a good combination for a brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3674) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours light orange with small off-white head. Little lacing, medium carbonation, medium body, and light pumpkin aroma. Taste is pumpkin, nutmeg, clove, and a hint of banana. A descent AB product.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Clear golden amber, small white head, goes away quick... lightly spicy some pumpkin, nutmeg, light cinnamon.. thin, light flavor, some light spice, light pumpkin, nice aftertaste...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3889) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Got this in a Wegmans pic 6 pack. Hazy orange color, thin off white head. Soft carbonation, lighter body. Very drinkable, good pumpkin ale. Lightly sweet and spicy. Aroma on the lighter side, but still good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
(12oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Flavor of pumpkin, caramel, clove, and cinnamon.


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