Fort Collins Major Tom’s Pomegranate Wheat

 
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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Ground Control to Major Tom. You’re cleared to try the most unique beer ever brewed. A nice, slightly sweet-tart Wheat Beer brewed with pomegranates. Excitingly different!

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3.1
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Ok, I went into this expecting the worst. It pours a clear orange gold (wasn’t expecting it to be filtered) with small but retentive white head. The aroma is spicy hops, that savory tone that wheat sometimes imparts, and noticeable but subtle pomegranate. The flavor is the more tart aspects of pomegranate up front, but is not overwhelming or cloying at all. It fades into a dry, grainy middle. Then it dries even more toward the finish into a slightly spicy hoppiness that lingers into the aftertaste. As far as fruit-wheats go, this isn’t bad. Certainly better than I expected.

2.5
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2007
Pours amber with a smallish head. Fair to good lacing. Aroma of wheat and fruit. The fruit smelled more like cherry and lemon to me. Taste doesn’t bring too many surprises, except maybe some grassy hops. Light body. Thin texture.
You’re probably not expecting much when you try this...and boy does Major Tom deliver.

3.3
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. I really like the house character of these Fort Collins brews. This one pours deep gold with 1-finger white head. Aroma of pale malt, hopcitrus, slight berry and pomegranate notes. The palate was on the thin side, but still refreshing, with taste notes of pale malt, some hopcitrus, honey, and pomegranate.

2.1
thedm (6180) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foam with a frothy top fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated orange colored body. The aroma was malty musty and fruity. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The weird flavor was not to my liking. A horrible one that I would not buy again.

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illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle from Frugal McDugal in Nashville. Pours a translucent urine orange color with a diminishing fizzy white head. Faint aroma of wheat malt, but you really have struggle to get it. Spicy american wheat beer flavor mixed in with some sweetness and pomegranite. Mildy tart finish, with some hops that play into it. This is not too bad, perhaps a little too filtered.

2.5
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 The problem here is that there more tartness than any actual pomegranate flavor. Or aroma. Just tart, verging on sour. Maight be OK as a summer refresher, when one is extremely hot & thirsty, but otherwise...

2.8
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Very small white head that mostly diminished, no lacing, visible carbonation, cloudy, and a light orange hue with some light yellow on the sides of the glass. Nose was fruity, some hoppy notes, tart, sweet, and some malt notes. The flavor was fruity, sweet, tart, and somewhat acidic tasting. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Might be okay as a summer brew, but overall, I wasn’t impressed with this one.

3.1
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Yellow Gold Coloring with White Skin. On the Nose is What Must be Pomegranate... Initially Seemed Hoppy More then Anything...Some Subtle Cloying and Musty Dry Pomegranate Notes...Dry Wheat Ending...Pretty Dank and Tart.....An Interesting Brew.

3.2
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Thanks to my friends Tim & Naomi for sharing this. 12 oz. Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head and good lacing. The nose is tart with some malt. This is a good example of what you can do with pomegranate in beer. I somehow was hoping for more.

3.1
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Sample size: Slight hazy reddish pour. As the name suggests a typical wheat beer with mildly tart/sweet fruit notes which we can only presume is pomegranate. Nothing too exciting but a good drink.


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