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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!


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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2006
I expected this one to suck more than it did. Clear yellow color with a fluffy white head and consistent lacing. Bready aroma with a distinctly tart hint of pomegranate. I donít know if itís the pomegranate but this is really unlike any wheat beer Iíve had. Very yeasty for the style and the hints of citrus clash greatly with the overly sweet pomegranate flavors. Itís interesting, itís weird, itís worth trying. I just noticed that Iím gonna be the 4th person in a row to give this beer exactly 3 out of 5. Strange.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear golden color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Malty, fruit juicy aroma with a light yeasty, bread dough accent. Tangy and sweet up front with a caramel malt flavor at the end. Interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Fruity but not too fruity. A little bit of pucker and not too much sweetness makes this a truly unique wheat beer from an up-and-coming home-town brewer. In my opinion itís the best offering from Fort Collins Brewery. Major Tomís is a refreshing beer for a hot day or anytime. Probably the most well-known fruit beer in northern Colorado Ė itís made a name for itself.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Clear golden pour with a moderate white head. Nose of light caramel and apples. Flavor of light citrus, sweet caramel malt (wheat? I donít find it!) and very lightly sweet fruitiness, almost a touch of cider, but pomegranate? i donít find that either. A little too sweet and cloying, buit not all that bad...certainly not a drain pour, by any means.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Ground Control to Major Tom: What the hell have you done? 12 oz bottle, poured a light gold with a small, perfectly white head with good retention, nice lacing. Aroma of nectarine, some wheat, some grass. Flavor is moderately sweet in the fore, barely bitter in the finish. Some nameless fruit funkiness in there. Lots of carbonation helps this beer be drinkable. Syrupy mouthfeel and no crispness to speak of, so the bubbles do help, but not enough to make up for the fact that youíre drinking a syrupy wheat. This beer is maybe two steps away from being a fine, refreshing drink, but it totally misses the mark. Far too sweet and sticky. There is no pomegranate here that I can taste, though Iím sure itís a great marketing gimmick. Bah. Rubbish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2006
i approached this beer with a huge thirst: after a dusty day of working like a rented mule, i wouldíve guzzled from a day old dog dish if thatís all that was available. fortunately, i had this sample to toss like a quench grenade at my onslaught of parch. boom, right in the middle of my palette this baby burst with thirst slaying refreshment. i went to my memory bankís library of data concerning pomegranate and found an empty space on the shelf, so to speak; i know itís a fruit (though it sounds more like a rock), but i canít remember if iíve ever had one. the beer is bright beach sand yellow with a slight yeasty haze and a head as thick and white as that pocket pack of tissues in the glove compartment. there is sour cider, cranberry, cucumber, and some postage stamp adhesive in the aroma, along with the predictable mild graininess and yeast. moderate sweetness and bitterness with a bit more cranberry tartness lingering amid a milky feel and medium body. fast and cold on a huge thirst: boom.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
First impressions on this was mainly.."Whereís the pommegranate?". No fruit in the nose or on the palate. It did have that some wheat and yeast notes but I didnít get anything fruity at all. It had a real yeasty flavor, some citrus but that was really about it. It didnít do much for me to be honest. I wouldnít mind a revisit because I like the idea of a pommegranate wheat for the hot Summer months.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Pours very pale golden/yellow with a thin white head. Head recedes quckly leaving small white bubbles in lace on top of beer. Smells fruity, slightly hoppy, and fairly musty. The taste was ok at first, with wheat, citrus, pomegranate (a fruity sweetness) and slightly sour. Soon though, the sourness overwhelmed and a repulsive aftertaste emerged. I am not generally a fan of wheat beers or fruit beers, and this horrible marriage did nothing to change my mind. I would try it again, out of fairness to the fine beer-raters who appreciate it, but I stand by my opinion.


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