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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tap Handle #596: Anheuser-Busch - Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat

Tap size:  12.5"
Rarity:  seasonal, readily available, mass produced
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

This is the sixth Shock Top tap profiled on the site (the seventh is coming soon). I really wanted this one because I think the pumpkin sculptings around the base of the tap and in a patch under the orange slice head look really nice, and make it distinctive from other Shock Top varieties. This is actually an older version of the tap; the newer version has alternating orange and green stripes painted on the mohawk. Like most Shock Top taps, it is prone to chipping and paint damage due to all the detail and texturing. You can find these all over the secondary market at decent prices.

For more about Shock Top, see this post.

Click through to read more about Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat and to see more photos of this tap...

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat is a seasonal offering combining the smooth taste of Shock Top with the flavors of fall. It starts with a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale and then adds ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, for a refreshingly smooth pumpkin wheat beer that fully captures all the flavors of fall.

Ratebeer weighted average:  2.74 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  73 out of 100 (okay)

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