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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Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
First... this beer frightens me... I despise fruit beers. Well... time to open the bottle, and see what comes out... Aroma... not so bad... standard witbier aroma, with a hint of sweetness hiding behind it. It pours a straw like color, with a white head that quickly fades to a tight cap. Gods... what have I consumed? There’s a taste hiding in the background I can’t place, but I know it’s no pomegranate. It’s more of a sour-bitter flavor. There’s a slight finish of pomegranate, but that’s being curbstomped by this off flavor. Something I shall stay far far away from... At least it’s drinkable and not a drain pour.

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cheap (5857) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Sweet perfumy aromatic aroma. Darker hazy wheat beer color, light brown and vanilla. Looks almost like hazy ginger ale. Some swirling stuff in there but not a whole lot, there isn’t any sludge on the bottom of the bottle. Thin creamy froth head. Bitter tart wheat beer impact. Very refined creamy carbonation. Except for the tartness, cannot really taste any pomegranates. Slight building medium length bitterness on the finish. Some hop and bitter grapefruit rind impact. Interesting. Has the same taste as many unfruited wheatbeers that have been hopped a little.

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bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
any beer under 5% loses points. that being said, this beer isn’t superbad....just real bad. It goes down easy but it’s colorless & flavorless

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esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of grain, fruit, corn and pomegranate. Taste is mildly fruity but otherwise all wrong. Bad bitter, astringent with a chalky finish. Excitingly different? No, just another in the long line of fruit beers that completely miss the mark!

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jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Crystal clear orange tinted golden body with a nice sized, fast-fading white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, coriander seed, curacao and a bit of cherries - no pomegranate noticeable. Medium-bodied; Sharp hop flavour and alcohol noticeable up front with malt and yeast following soon afterwards with a bit of fruit, not much. Aftetaste shows metal, malt, alcohol and a tiny bit of hops - no freshness or fruit. Overall, not such a great beer - this one really should be avoided. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 12-July-2008, sampled18-September-2008 at home in Washington.

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Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Poured hazy yellow with a big white head. Hint of fruit in the aroma. Refreshing water flavor with a hint of fruit in the finish. Slamed it.

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changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
This was the beer I sampled after Russian River Temptation. Talk about unfair. Pours a clear gold color with a touch of amber. Thin white head. The aroma is very malty with bread and cardboard boxes from the basement. The pomegranate really does come out in the flavor with light spices, wheat and caramel. Sweet and too sticky, this one wasn’t easy drinking nor the nice refreshing summer beer I thought it might be. I can’t recommend this one.

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jandd1983 (4318) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
It poured a golden color with a small white head. The aroma was citrus rinds and peels with some wheat notes. The flavor was wheat with some bitter citrus peels and some grapefruit.

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LakeHigh (31) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2011
the pomegranite lent a mild cranberry like flavor. It was not overpowering, and did not dominate the other flavors. It was a novelty, but not somthing I would likley choose for a regular beverage

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rondphoto (4445) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Slight cloudiness in a honey colored pour. Light head and lacing. Taste (and odor) are definitely different, with wheat and yeast providing the base while the pomegranate contributes sourness. This is a retort to those who think a great brew needs to have a unique twist; it gets high marks for originality, low marks for drinkability.


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