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RATINGS: 360   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2465) - 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 (1981) - 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 (3804) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9713) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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