Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice amber color,small white head that faded quickly but still managed to leave a slight lace behind.Grapefruity aroma with a slight wheat side and little more.I think they need to rethink there fruit,because this just does not work for me.The flavor is more of a weak IPA starting out with a flavor of grapefruit with a slight tangy side that i guess is kind of pomegraniteish.and it pretty much stays in the bitter sour area of the pallate....This just doesnít work for me,nice try going for this kind of fruit but,eather there isnít enough pomegranite or it just resembles to much of a flavor of an ipa and itís hop profile then anything for me.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle. thanks Jim! pours clean topped off with a very fine thin head. golden color with no haze at all. aroma is mostly grains, lots of malt no hops and only trace amounts of fruit. slightly tart partly sour flavor. simple malty background is not particularly impressive. only a hint of tart pomegranate in the middle. crisp clean finish. meh.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear amber color/ no head. Big nutty, dusty dirt aromas. Light to medium body. Flavors of roasted nuts, dry cardboard, earthy potato peel, what the fuck.................
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
baraciisch (1265) - USA - JUN 15, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer has very little redeemable features... Pomegranate is faintly noticeable and just tastes like a bad wheat beer... Better ones out there, skip this one...
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2009
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2009 Re-Rate (whilst a tad innebriated)
Aroma- Grain, husky. Some esters, but I donít percieve fruit. It doesnít have a terrible aroma, just not one associated with a wheat beer.
Appearance- Very clear (even when very cold), big head. Pale straw color. Not representative of pomegranate.
Flavor- Huge grain/husky flavor. Medium sweetness, A tart fruitiness, which must be a pomegranate flavor, it is not pronounced though. Some medium bitterness. Not a great flavor.
Palate- Light body, with medium sweetness. Low-Medium carbonation.
Overall- I donít like it alot, but itís not bad. Fort Collins makes a quality beer, this is what it is. I donít like the grainy flavor though. The pomegranate is not pronounced, and it is artificial. I donít think pomegranate beers are a good idea, because no lucrative business could afford to buy enough to make it worthwhile.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
He poured clear, dark orange with amber highlights. A soft white head looms above a powerful stream of bubbly carbonation. Pink seltzer water? Raising my glass, his nose bursts in unison with the continuous stream of bubbles. Pomegranate skins with a whisper of pomegranate juice which seems to be running away from the lemon zest nipping at his heals. Faint sweet rolls somehow unearth more fresh pomegranates which quickly wilt under the radioactive assault upon my undeserving being brought on by sickenly saccharine hard sugar water. I take a tentative quaff.
~insert bulging eyes and choking instant gag reflex~
Bitter, rotten fruits which I guess could be pomegranate, but if that is the case, a new species has been spawned from the oozing rotten mess which has fermented to form this...thing. Rotten and bitter citric rinds sear the top of my tongue with overly tart pomegranates and then fade into rotten fruit and citric rinds. A hard chemical bitter tang lingers painfully long in the finish like a nightmare that you just canít wake up from no matter how hard you try. I seem to recall this being called a pomegranate wheat beer, yet there is no trace of wheat to be found. It probably wised up and fled the scene of the crime before becoming a victim itself. There is nothing good to be found in this beer, and nothing to be salvaged from what is a steaming pile of rotten, bitter citric rinds drowning in a sludge of artificial additives and chemical esters. My kitchen sink needs a good cleaning, and I just found the right item for the job.
There was nothing good about the Major Tomís Pomegranate Wheat. In fact, this goes down as one of the worst beers I have tasted. I made it through maybe a quarter of my glass; just enough to avoid suffering permanent trauma before exiting stage left as quickly as possible.
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle . . pours golden . . aroma is wheat, tropical fruit, slight hops, honey . . taste is wheat, sour hops, bark, bitter . . finish falls very short . . this beer tastes like rolling rock
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pomegranate is a very delicate fruit, the extract more so. In tea and other brewing processes that flavor is lost. Even paired with a wheat, there just isn’t any fruitiness left.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2009
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
The flavour is remarkably bland for someone expecting pomegranate. A lot more wheat than pomegranate it would seem. Most unique beer ever brewed? Come on. This is decidedly run of the mill.