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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3.2
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jul 2006 Poured from 12oz bottle a clear light gold with a huge head of foam that actually grew after pouring and almost overflowed. Half way through the session and on, I had about a 1/2" layer but it was still "billowy". The smell is a very sweet fruity nose. Not ever having tasted a pomegranate, I can't say it smells like that but..it's nice. The taste is of wheat and what I presume to be pomegranate. It's an interesting flavour for sure; a mix of sweet and bitter that, imho, makes for good drinkability, especially in the hot weather we've been having in Casper.(today it's 94F, yesterday it was ~107!) Bottom line: An unusual, and good, enough taste to visit again and...the label is really cool looking.

3.6
coachd (932) - Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Good tart aroma. You can actually smell the pomegranate. Hazy orange color with a big bright white head. The taste is also slightly tart with some crisp hops and a peppery sweet finish. Kind of a funky aftertaste but good slick palate. FCB gets panned on RB, but this is one of their offerings that I like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Not too sweet or too fruity which is okay for me not being huge into fruit beers. Is fairly refreshing.

2.1
HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. A- Subtle pomegranate, wheat, subtle citrus. A- Golden orange color, cloudy liquid, white head. T- Alcohol, subtle wheat, subtle citrus. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, hot slightly tart finish. O- Ick. The label was the only thing I ended up enjoying about this beer. Pomegranate is non existent other than a tinge on the nose. The mouthfeel and taste is just alcohol burn. Lacks any sort of flavor at all. This was the 2015 version from a backlog rating, at least the bottle artwork was cool then.

2.3
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2016
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, lime, pomegranate, and grain. Flavor of grain, grass, light fruit, and dough.

2.6
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Poured into a weizen glass. 3.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. A little over one fingers of frothy white head. Retention is below average and some irregular lacing is left. 3.0 S: The pomegranate is actually pretty strong in this. It overshadows the rest of the beer in the nose. It gives a sourish tanginess to it. Otherwise, some neutral wheat and not much else. 3.0 T: Tastes like pomegranate juice in a not too great wheat beer, which I guess is what it is. Pomegranate, some wheat, and maybe a hint of spice. Underwhelming. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth enough. 3.0 D: It’s okay, but too many better options to buy again. ★ 689 characters DavoleBomb, Aug 06, 2013

3.2
N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Has aroma of pomegranates. Has beautiful refreshing crisp, fruity, pomegranate taste, not overpowering. Another good brew by FCB!!


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