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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 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 (11560) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Magjayran (1378) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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