porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle (best before 12/11)) Pours gold-light amber, lightly hazy. Four fingers of white head, receding to a lumpy cap. Light aroma of fruit. Mouthfeel is medium-thin, fairly smooth, lightly prickly. Flavor is pleasantly fruity in the fore, then tapers off into a more wooden wheaty-maltiness. Alternating sweet and sour, leaning more toward sweet.
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Peak Organic brews have been pretty popular for us lately, and we’ve been looking to expand the selection a bit. We reviewed the Peak Organic "Weiss Principal" a couple weeks ago, and now we’re moving on to a more ’user-friendly’ brew from their facility up in Maine.
The Pomegranate Wheat pours a light amber color, with a fair amount of light, fluffy, white foam. The foam subsides pretty quickly, with very little lacing left behind.
It’s got a great nose to it though, light, fruity, yet not sweet, per se. You can smell the pomegranate, but it’s not over-powering; there’s just enough of the fruity aromas to let you know they’re present.
The palate is even more enjoyable! It’s smooth, easy drinking on the palate, yet still has a little big of body. It’s easily got more body than your average "light" beer, but it’s not a mouthful either. Again there’s enough pomegranate that you can’t ignore its presence, but it’s seamless and well-balanced.
Is this my favorite of the fruit-influenced brews I’ve had? Not necessarily. But, I would recommend it, as I think it’s a better-crafted brew than a variety of other fruit-beers I’ve had. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but you know who you are.
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Ah, the things we do for ticks. Hazy gold with a huge lasting fluffy white head (3+). Smells sweet, dry, spicy and grape-y - not much beer there (6-). Taste - pomegranate, sweenter and paper, some alcohol - kind of like a light cooler gone wrong. Watery, sugary, still, sweet on the palate then a bit harsh. Next.
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head with slightly hazed yellow/gold color. Aroma is medium fruit, secondary spice, grain. Taste is pomegranate-medium fruit, secondary spice hops, grain.
MadIndian (2464) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craft.
Slightly hazed golden pour with aromas and tasstes of wheat, banana, corriander and some tart grape. It’s ok, not bad.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle shared by argo0: Pours a clear deep golden with a thin wispy white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with some floral fruity notes and grassy hops. Starts with a thin lightly effervescent body and sweet sugary character with a touch of tart pomegranate juice before a dull finish. Pretty bland overall.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly hazy gold with a thin white head; clingy medium body with high carbonation.
Aroma: tart wheat, bright fruity berries, pale malt, and a bit of funky chicken coop character.
Taste: tart wheat, sourness, sweet cereal-like pale malt, some berry character, and a faint chicken coop note.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL. The pour is a clear straw with a decent, white head. Nose is concord grape jam, Welch’s grape juice, butter. Taste is sweet concord grape juice with a hefty dose of butter. Tart palate moving to more diacetyl. Pretty straightforward brewing flaw.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma Of fruit and cranberry. Taste is sweet and fruity but with a dry and slightly sour finish. Interesting.
BeerandBlues2 (10243) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pomegranate and fruity esters and spicy wheat malt. Flavor is mild fruity esters and pomegranate with wheat malt and a dry finish. Light body, warmth, and carbonation.