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Fort Collins Major Tomís Pomegranate Wheat

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2007
12oz botttle. Hazy light golden color with a good sized white head. Subtle aromas of wheat, toasted malt, and citrus fruit. A bit sour up front, then the wheat becomes a bit more evident. Sweet towards the end; pomegranate juice flavor comes through. Not bad; fairly refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (672) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Slightly hazy golden amber with a pinkish hue and a full pillowy head. Aroma of wheat and underripe berries. Very tart and lightly sweet with a wheat and hop bitterness. Bitter finish that folds gradually into a malty smoothness. Crisp and tingly palate with a medium-light, refreshing body. As for the pomegranate...If I ever find out what a pomegranate actually tastes like Iíll know if this tastes like one. But it is a decent beer, a little on the tart side but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2006
I was really looking forward to this beer and it let me down. It was quite tart but it seemed to have no taste of pomeranate. I thought it would be a ruby red beer but it was more of a wheat beer than a fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2006
After seeing the pretty pink hue of my pomegranate mead, I was expecting a much redder beer, but there MAY be a slight reddish tint from the fruit that turns the blonde to a gold. The aroma is wheat and a bit of esters. A touch of bandaid. The fruit is definitely not forward and I wouldnít have guessed it was in there had I not already known from the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Explodes out of bottle with a five+ finger white head that fades to a shallow layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Fruity nose, is this what pomegranate smells like? Starts tart and fruity, different, canít really detect any wheat, tart almost sour finish. This would be a good summer beer. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from Johnís Grocery Iowa City, IA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
vanhoese (2) - USA - NOV 3, 2006 does not count
oh so good, highly advised for that beer that no one would ever think of. I looooovvvvveeee this stuff.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (2006) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4065) - 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.

   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.

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