Borup (15556) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2017 crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with a slightly opaque caramel colored body and a white head. No real retention. Aroma had a mix of pumpkin and spices, mainly nutmeg and some wheat. There was a slight sour note to the aroma. Flavor was mildly sweet and had some nice pumpkin flavor. The spices were kind of mild. The sour note was a mild presence in the finish. A nice carbonation.
Bottled. An amber coloured beer with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, herbs, pumpkins and wheat. Pinball (12419) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2017
clear yellow, small offwhite head. yespr (48108) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2017
flowery and spicy aroma, faint wheat fruitiness.
flavor is wheat, fruits, spices.
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange. Small white head. Aroma is spiced, nutmeg. Dry, toasted. Spiced. Light herbal. Nutmeg, vague sweet note. Spiced and toasted finish. JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Hazy to cloudy copper color with a few pieces of fish food darting about. Quite lively looking. Creamy looking beige lid. Day old pumpkin pie scent. Pumpkin pie spices, that tend to be a bit heavy on the ginger, with only hints of malt and pumpkin. Standard faire for a pumpkin brew. 8/11 Eructoblaster (4412) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle - 12oz. Amber/orange, cloudy body with an instantly fading, white creamy head. Ordinary malty/hoppy aroma with pumpkin hints. Its thin taste is similar to the aroma. Short bittersweet finish. Useless.
gregwilsonstl (2690) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Halloween night! Crisp, refreshing, smooth pumpkin beer. Nice spices. No complaints. Polished beer. p0rkch0p (135) - Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Pour is an amber honey color with a little fizziness and quickly dissolving head. Taste is a clean, bland, pumpkin. Best saved for a fall evening with a chill in the air to maximize its low potential. jrodooo5 (1725) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bleh. Ok rustic pour w/ no head or lacing. Both aroma & taste are extremely bland as If a wheat beer was completely stripped of it’s spices. It’s clean if that’s worth anything? Not good!! GoufCustom (2208) - HONG KONG - APR 25, 2016
WVHouseofBeer (1107) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
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.
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.