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Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat - The Fort Collins Brewery

Major Tom's Pomegranate WheatMajor Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

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BA SCORE
74
okay

346 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 346
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.93%


Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beaver13 on 03-16-2005)
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Reviews by SimplySinister:
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SimplySinister

Florida

2.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Truthfully, this ale resembles a typical macro a little too much. Totally transparent straw color, high carbonation, 1 inch fizzy snow head with poor retention, giving little lacing. Not a good start.

S - Hop notes are obvious with undertones of pomegranate. I can also pick up a little wheat bread as well. Though, all in all, very minimalist.

T - Malt party here. This brew is very bitter for a "wheat ale." I can taste hints of pomegranate present; although they are very subdued. This brew is actually reminiscent of some type of sour pomegranate flavored IPA.

M - Not very smooth and somewhat lingering on the palate. Not clean or crisp.

D - The drink-ability of this brew, for me at least, is poor. I'm not overly thrilled about this beer.

In summary, I don't really like this beer. I rarely say that, but in this case I feel that this brew warrants it. I disagree wholeheartedly with Fort Collins in classifying it as "sweet and tart." I find it to be rather bitter and sour. However, in this brews defense, the bottle that I received could very well be skunked.

Either way, I've said it before and I'll say it again. When a beer is mislabeled, or improperly categorized by the brewer, it will always receive low scores from me even if it does taste good. This is because if I'm in the mood for a stout, and I buy something labeled stout, I expect a stout. Likewise, I expected a wheat ale and I didn't get one. Therefore, I'm left disappointed. I don't mean this to offend, but its the truth. I honestly adore Fort Collins Brewery. Unfortunately, they have disappointed me with this offering.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 21:18:42 | More by SimplySinister
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Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.