Tonight on my way home I stopped by Julio’s liquors to pick up some much needed beer. As I mentioned last night, I had literally run out of beer.
As I was checking out, the cashier asked if I had tried the Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat. I told her that I hadn’t, but would review it tonight! So, to the cashier who I see almost weekly and should know the name of (but don’t)…
I’m a huge fan of Shock Top proper. The stuff is just great on a summer day. It seemed to make sense to give this fall variant a shot.
The stuff pours a light orange color. Smells a little spicy. Goes down QUICK! It has all the characteristics of other pumpkin beers, teetering over to the malty sweet side. It’s also thoroughly watered down. If there ever was a pumpkin beer you could easily drink a half dozen of, it’s this one.
I’d prefer to have one really good pumpkin, rather than 6 mediocre ones. So I guess in the end I’m not a big fan.