Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

 
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RATINGS: 360   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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3.5
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Pours with a slightly cloudy, golden body topped by a thick head with some lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and fruity with notes of wine. The flavor is similar with underlying bitter notes and a touch of yeast. Light bodied, crisp and highly carbonated.

3.5
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy amber with average head that quickly fades leaving a nice lattice of lacework. Aroma is quite peachy with some wheat accents. Lively carbonation with a refreshing flavor for a fruit beer. Flavor is somewhat peachy with a very pinot grigio flavor and a nice bitter tartness on the finish.

3.5
jimhilt (2625) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Explodes out of bottle with a five+ finger white head that fades to a shallow layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Fruity nose, is this what pomegranate smells like? Starts tart and fruity, different, can’t really detect any wheat, tart almost sour finish. This would be a good summer beer. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from John’s Grocery Iowa City, IA.

3.5
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
And here we go with yet another pomegranate wheat beer. I still haven’t figured out why everyone keeps taking a stab at this precise combination. It just seems to bode a beer that misses the mark. Let’s see how this goes. Pours a fogged golden amber with a big head off a firm pour that falls thin pretty quickly. Nose is barely there. Seems to be a very elusive whiff of fruit, and that’s all. Flavor is slicky sweet with what one would guess to be the pomegranate , but doesn’t really seem like it too much. I am sure it is just another pouring of syrup into the beer kinda thing. At least this one has some decent wheat character to it. And it seems like the warmer it gets, the more even it becomes. I am actually sitting here thinking that I might give a 4 on flavor, so I will. That surprises me as most of these pomegranate wheats just end up being totally weak. This one at least has some positive attributes. Feel is a bit of a tingle on the tongue from carbonation and who knows what else. Liquid is kind of doughy. This ends up being pretty drinkable actually. Though it seems to be better warmer than cold.

3.5
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
I would drink this again. Bottle from Telluride Liquors. Standard wheat color and aroma but flavors of fruit and vanilla. The promised tartness is there, but they’d be better off beefing up the bacteria and making this a sour ale.

3.5
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Purchased at Breeze Thru in Milwaukee, WI; consumed on a Sunday afternoon while watching basketball. I was skeptical of purchasing this as I’ve never seen a pomegranate alcoholic beverage, but it’s actually pretty decent. Aroma kind of odd, definitely a bit fruity but also has the wheat ale yeast and malt in the mix. Appearance clear golden with a thin white head. Taste you can definitely taste a bit of the pomegranate and it has a rather crisp finish. A bit tart on the finish as well, but not super tart. It’s pretty good, I don’t know if I would order this again but I’m glad I tried it once.

3.5
paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
The brew was a crisp, light straw color with a slight haze to it. Like most flavored beers, the pomegranate was fairly light,but suprisingly pleasant. Mouthfeel was a little on the dry side, but other than that, this beer was very refreshing. I could see it being a great summer beer for Coloradoans, besides Coors Light. LOL!

3.5
nattyice76 (2) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
At first I thought it would taste too fruity. But the taste of the fruit was not overpowerful.

3.5
Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Appearance: very clear yellow golden color, nice foamy white head, slightly dense head, head dissolves slightly quick when poured Aroma: fruity, pomegranate, sweet Taste: fruity beer, sweet in the beginning and becomes tart, great summer, refreshing and slightly bitter at the end, the fruit key notes are noticeable Palette: bitter on the to tongue and slightly sweet Overall: this is very enjoyable, fruit infused beers are one of my favorite and this one is very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
superspak (6000) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pomegranate, pear, apple, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Okay aromas with decent balance of pale malt, fruit, earthy hops, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. A bit too estery in the nose. Taste of lemon, pomegranate, pear, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness and earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pomegranate, pear, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt, fruit, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a solid fruited wheat ale. Good robusntess and balance of pale malt, fruit, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.


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