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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Ground Control to Major Tom. Youíre cleared to try the most unique beer ever brewed. A nice, slightly sweet-tart Wheat Beer brewed with pomegranates. Excitingly different!


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yeggo (38) - USA - NOV 2, 2006
Nice drinking beer, really... along the lines of the Peteís Wicked Strawberry Blonde, but different flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours a light amber with constant effervescence under a skinny, white film of a head. Sweaty, eggy, fruity, dusty aroma with mild lagered notes. Once you get past the nose, itís pretty good. Tart with mild astringence, the up-front fruitiness (and that which lingers) is a pleasant cranberry. Iíve never actually tasted pomegranates, so if they taste like cranberries the flavor here is "on".

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3635) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2006
The points to make about this beer are simple and few: 1) "most unique beer ever brewed" is the kind of over-the-top and preposterous advertising that characterizes macro beers. Itís not even the only pomegranate beer out there, much less a super-unique style (itís just a fruit beer...substitute any other fruit in its place). 2) The pomegranate is extremely light. I love poms, making them a regular part of my holidays and getting the juice whenever I can afford a splurge, but this provides a pale sense of the sourness and little reflection of the flavor. Many middle-of-the-road raspberry wheats knock the socks off this pomegranate wheat. 3) There are some nice attributes (large, soft head, great carbonation action) but it is also prone to a slightly limp body (moderately thick with a light-colored body but still not refreshingly bright). Just a concept beer, try once then move on.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Nasty. This was one of the grossest beers I have ever had. Color was promising but the taste was just aweful. I had a hard time not spitting it out. Drain Pour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2006
12oz - Aroma is wet wheat, hay, and yeast with some maltiness in the back. Pours transparent yellow with a huge fluffy head and great lacing. Flavor is yeasty for a wheat beer with a tart snap that must be what they mean by pomegranate, I can honestly say I donít know what that tastes like. Palate is crisp and refreshing. Not sure why this has such a bad overall rating. I find it different and tasty, although I admit I wonít be standing in line to buy more anytime soon. It would be interesting to have fresh on draft.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and slighty hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of I guess pomegranate (I canít place it and I donít have too much experience with pomegranates) with some faint wheat in the background. Tastes of pretty much the same. Has a lighter tartness to it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 6, 2006
In the bottle from HyVee Council Bluffs. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. The aroma is fruity like musty mellons. Is this the aroma of pomegranate in beer? Has a very tart flavor at first and the tartness continues throughout the drink. Thereís a complete lack of any citrus, but rather has a smooth mellon fruity flavor that emerges from the dominant tartness of the beer. A slight bittering finish exists.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Boy, I do not like this one. The smell seemed "off" to me. Could have just been this bottle. Iím glad I only bought a single of this stuff. The taste was a bit too sour. I really couldnít pick up the flavor I was expecting and hoping to taste. I really didnít find this one satisfying in any way except appearance. I agree right on with KIOKI182. I think he nailed it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This was definitely unique. Tart flavors mixed with an aroma of fresh toasted bread. Slightly yeasty and zesty, with some great fruit flavors from the namesake.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle: Hazy yellow/orange white head. Light lacing. Nose of smelt, tart musky rotten fruit and a glimpse of wheat and pomegranate notes. Tart spongy flavor, a bit of hops, boring tart, pass.


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