maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2012
I’m a little surprised at how much I liked this one. I’m not a fruit beer person, but the pomegranate in this is subtle enough to enhance the ale without overwhelming it. Good flavor to it. vodka4blood (152) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2012
This one has a certain fruity tartness in the mouth, less so in the nose.... I am not sure about acai, but I think it may be imparting a honey-like sweetness, which lingers a bit much in the aftertaste. Its alright, but I like other wheat and fruit beers more than this. Of course the organic thing may have bumped my rating up just a little bit! bubbleflubber (2210) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at Dirty Jack's in Asheville. Pours golden into the glass, with a fading soap head that leaves sparse lace. The nose is of berry and almost yeast-like sours. Lots of pomegranate up front, with a mediocre wheat mid-palate. The finish ends up a bit cloying. The mouthfeel is thin and a little sugary on the palate. It's ok for a novelty, I guess. Nothing that acts like it wants to be taken super-seriously.
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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of June 2012. It pour a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a fizzy head that only lasts a minute. The aroma is thin malts and pomegranate with a crisp, clean aroma thrown in. The body is light. The taste is also quite fruity thanks to the pomegranate. Not something I would have regularly. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Appearance: clear straw hues under a white head which fades lacy along the sides with a big solid white puddle resting contently in the middle. Gentle suspended haze – translucent. Swirls average.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Nose: fresh loaves of white bread. Raw pomegranate and rhubarb – a touch of tartness. Candied pineapple. Aloe in the back. In the middle - raw dough being kneaded with a splash of flour so it doesn’t stick.
Palate: has an unexpected tartness which I like. Sourdough bread with a balsamic vinaigrette brushing. Fresh pomegranate along the sides and raw rhubarb underneath. Very tight and clean. Hint of apple vinegar. Faint essence of freshly rained on tropical fruits. Sourdough bread holds it all together; not an overall chewy beer though.
Final Thoughts: intriguing and different than what I was expecting. Good but a tad thin all around. A touch more ‘oomph’ and it would have been a multi-quaffer. I can see the Pomegranate Wheat Ale working well with sushi and seviche.
(Bottle (best before 12/11)) Pours gold-light amber, lightly hazy. Four fingers of white head, receding to a lumpy cap. Light aroma of fruit. Mouthfeel is medium-thin, fairly smooth, lightly prickly. Flavor is pleasantly fruity in the fore, then tapers off into a more wooden wheaty-maltiness. Alternating sweet and sour, leaning more toward sweet. TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
The Peak Organic brews have been pretty popular for us lately, and we’ve been looking to expand the selection a bit. We reviewed the Peak Organic "Weiss Principal" a couple weeks ago, and now we’re moving on to a more ’user-friendly’ brew from their facility up in Maine.
The Pomegranate Wheat pours a light amber color, with a fair amount of light, fluffy, white foam. The foam subsides pretty quickly, with very little lacing left behind.
It’s got a great nose to it though, light, fruity, yet not sweet, per se. You can smell the pomegranate, but it’s not over-powering; there’s just enough of the fruity aromas to let you know they’re present.
The palate is even more enjoyable! It’s smooth, easy drinking on the palate, yet still has a little big of body. It’s easily got more body than your average "light" beer, but it’s not a mouthful either. Again there’s enough pomegranate that you can’t ignore its presence, but it’s seamless and well-balanced.
Is this my favorite of the fruit-influenced brews I’ve had? Not necessarily. But, I would recommend it, as I think it’s a better-crafted brew than a variety of other fruit-beers I’ve had. I don’t want to throw anyone under the bus, but you know who you are. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Ah, the things we do for ticks. Hazy gold with a huge lasting fluffy white head (3+). Smells sweet, dry, spicy and grape-y - not much beer there (6-). Taste - pomegranate, sweenter and paper, some alcohol - kind of like a light cooler gone wrong. Watery, sugary, still, sweet on the palate then a bit harsh. Next. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating white head with slightly hazed yellow/gold color. Aroma is medium fruit, secondary spice, grain. Taste is pomegranate-medium fruit, secondary spice hops, grain. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle from Craft.
Slightly hazed golden pour with aromas and tasstes of wheat, banana, corriander and some tart grape. It’s ok, not bad.