Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

 
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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   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
Learninbeer (669) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Got this in 2015, it is 5.1%. The aroma is almost Belgium yeast, must be the pomegranate, slight fruitiness. Pours a cloudy yellow with big white head, mostly diminishing and very good lacing. The taste is a light bitter and a light sour, very different. The body is medium/light, the texture is a thin creaminess, the carbonation average and the finish bitter and sweet/sour, A decent beer with unique flavors.

3.4
DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with Ughsmash, thanks Jason!) I don’t really think of pomegranate as a really flavorful fruit, maybe because I can’t take a bite of it and get a nice mouthful of fleshy fruit. Although it’s been several years since I last tasted a fresh pomegranate, I remember it being mostly just tart. Well, this is an extremely fruity beer, fairly tart with a mild sweetness to take some of the edge off. It reminds me of eating a fruit salad of grapefruit, passion fruit and a few peach wedges thrown in for a hint of sweetness. The fruit is flavorful enough that I really can’t taste much of the wheat in the background, but that’s nothing too unusual for a fruited wheat beer. Mildly sweet fruits dominate the nose, but the tartness is also quite evident. Light bodied but not watery. Carbonation is lively on the palate. Pale golden in color with slight haze, the steady streams of tiny carbonation bubbles are plainly visible. The white head pours to about an inch in height and settles to a thin layer with a wide ring. A dense curtain of lace is left on the glass initially, though it soon condenses to an ice crystal pattern. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with this one. Nice aroma, interesting and enjoyable flavor, and quite different from any of the fruit beers I remember sampling thus far. I’d definitely drink this again.

3.4
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2006
This was definitely unique. Tart flavors mixed with an aroma of fresh toasted bread. Slightly yeasty and zesty, with some great fruit flavors from the namesake.

3.4
RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Had this beer on 5/21/2005. Interesting note, this beer comes with two totally different labels. One with a red rocket blasting off and the other is a yellow bi-plain. Both labels came in the same six pack. Color is a hazy pale gold with good carbonation and nice head. Aroma is a faint wheat scent with light tones of hops. Taste is crisp, tart and bitter. Starts with a light body that goes down crisp with a clean feel. The finish comes on with a faintly sweet malted wheat flavor that has a light fruit flavor coming though it. It then turns to a tartness and ends with a mild hop bitterness. its a nice warm summer day kind of beer.

3.4
Miver (615) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured golden in color with a long lasting white foamy head. Great lacing left on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit and grass. Taste comes in tart with fruit, grape sweetness, and grass. I suppose there is pomegranates in there, but I’m not too keen to know that flavor well. This one at first sip reminds me of a Berliner Weise style. Not bad.

3.4
Dacrza (1067) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Clear golden body with a pleasant consistent bubble; thin white head leaves appropriate tracings down the flute... spritzy, sprightly fruity scents--subtly appealing... smooth up front, with an IPA-like trail off... unique indeed--a bit spritzy upon further drinking... I still don’t know what pomegranate tastes like, but this has subdued citricity that settles tartly under the tongue... refreshing and light--a good combination for summer consumption... like a light, less candified, wheatier lambic.

3.4
nuplastikk (6508) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
12oz bottle. Pale filtered yellow with a foamy head that fades away. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of pungent fruit. I don’t really get pomegranate, just a nice vague fruity pungency. Some light bitter hops really help keep it crisp and drinkable. Ok.

3.4
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed golden body with a finger-width, fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a floral bouquet of sweet grainy wheat, pomegranate sweet fruits, a light pomegranate tartness, a touch of yeast, and a hint of hop bitterness. Mostly sweet fruits with a somewhat tart wheat. Not bad. Flavor is an enjoyable zesty, sweet wheat up front with some citrus and pomegranate. Smooth wheat in the middle with a noticable sweetness before it finishes with a grassy bitterness that quickly dries and leaves a moderate aftertaste. Medium body, crisp, clean, and smooth. Overall, a nice tasting wheat. Sweet with a nice fruitiness that has just a slight tartness, plenty of balancing wheats, and a decent grassy bitterness. Crisp, balanced, and tasty. Not bad at all.

3.4
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
12oz bottle pours deep clear gold with very brief white head. The aroma is very mild giving up only glimpses of sweetness and berry like dark fruitiness. The taste reminds me of Drake’s Raspberry Wheat with a crisp refreshing beginning followed by a quick pulse of sweet pomegranate heading into dry wheat notes. Midway the wheat, sweet malts and dark fruitiness mingles together creating a fine summertime brew sensation.

3.4
cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Tap at brewery. Pours a light golden yellow appearance with a touch of cloudiness and an off white head. Wheat malty nose with a touch of red fruits. Pomegrante becomes much mote prominent in the flavor on top of a slightly bitter wheat ale body. Slightly bitter and fruity aftertaste.


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