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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat – One Of The Season’s Best

Shock Top’s new seasonal collection is upon us.  The first release is Shock Top Pumpkin.  From the sales sheet;  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.


Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with ripe pumpkins, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Pour down side of glass until 1/2 inch is left in bottle.  Swirl and pour remaining beer to properly blend spices and release the aroma and flavor.  Enjoy!

Style: Witbier, with pumpkin
Availability: 120z/6pks,Draft.
Arrival: Estimated August, 2011.

5.2% ABV

(information is courtesy of beerstreetjournal.com)

From BeerAdvocate .com, jschnei1( Chevy Chase, Maryland ) rated this beer an A-.
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AB has done a good job of getting creative with the Shock Top series so far. Bought a 12 pack that had just hit the shelves, and wanted to comment right off the bat.  Off the pour, the head has a pretty good retention, it sticks around and enjoys itself. Just a light haze, with a mainly amber color.  The smell has the light scent of pumpkin, cloves and I want to dig and say nutmeg with a splash of cinnamon.

Taste – Hope you enjoy drinking! A very drinkable beer, it would take a lot for me to pull away from this right now. Goes down extremely smooth.

Mouthfeel – You can definitely taste the remnants of the beer in the back. The closed mouth breath up holds the same character.

Overall, a very solid beer for the price. Not just that, it’s something that could probably go for more, as it is above some of the more “complex” beers out there. Something that will be enjoyed over and over again during the fall months. Cheers.


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