1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat - The Fort Collins Brewery

Not Rated.
Major Tom's Pomegranate WheatMajor Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
74
okay

364 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 364
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 364 | Reviews: 214 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SimplySinister:
Photo of SimplySinister
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of errantnight
errantnight

California

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-12-2014 13:23:16 | More by errantnight
Photo of tpacek
tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6%

07-09-2014 14:37:17 | More by tpacek
Photo of tommy5
tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-07-2014 01:01:42 | More by tommy5
Photo of brheuer
brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6%

06-29-2014 19:09:20 | More by brheuer
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -6%

06-28-2014 02:33:17 | More by wrightst
Photo of maxecho
maxecho

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-25-2014 21:01:39 | More by maxecho
Photo of Packard
Packard

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-22-2014 19:02:41 | More by Packard
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6%

06-17-2014 11:47:36 | More by djrn2
Photo of Waveoff
Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

06-17-2014 04:20:18 | More by Waveoff
Photo of CorgiDad
CorgiDad

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -6%

06-15-2014 04:15:18 | More by CorgiDad
Photo of Drknight
Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -6%

06-08-2014 15:48:06 | More by Drknight
Photo of Localdrinklax
Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-19-2014 05:36:56 | More by Localdrinklax
Photo of BlazedNug
BlazedNug

Kansas

3/5  rDev -6%

05-19-2014 00:31:10 | More by BlazedNug
Photo of Boone757
Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

05-17-2014 22:10:26 | More by Boone757
Photo of KingMe
KingMe

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

05-08-2014 00:01:09 | More by KingMe
Photo of twenteone
twenteone

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-07-2014 01:00:56 | More by twenteone
Photo of Durandal_777
Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

04-30-2014 20:21:43 | More by Durandal_777
Photo of Jerryodell
Jerryodell

Georgia

4/5  rDev +25.4%

04-22-2014 01:18:00 | More by Jerryodell
Photo of Kahlerbock
Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-27-2014 18:08:55 | More by Kahlerbock
Photo of dsshuck
dsshuck

Delaware

3/5  rDev -6%

03-23-2014 21:37:26 | More by dsshuck
Photo of habaceeba
habaceeba

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

03-19-2014 01:50:07 | More by habaceeba
Photo of mick303
mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle, a bright clear gold beer, some initial head but it fades quickly leaves little lacing. Smell is vaguely grapefruity, pomegranate, floral, raspberry. Light but with some artificial aspects to it and a pungent fruity character. Taste is light, pomegranate is foremost, syrupy almost, raspberry, a bit sweet but not too muc actually. The wheat base is mild and it is an easy drinking refresher. Light bodied with a mild carbonation, detectable wheat creaminess to it. I'm not crazy about this but don't hate it either, the pomegranate does come across strongly and feel a bit forced and artificial but as a complete package the beer is alright, dry citrus finish, not a ton of traditional flavours but hey this is meant to be pretty off the wall. Not something I'd drink everyday but could be different one to try. Light and mild, smell isn't great but the beer itself could be worse. Some lemon and pomegranate, maybe would make a good salad dressing?

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 22:31:09 | More by mick303
Photo of foghornleghorn22
foghornleghorn22

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-14-2014 06:45:42 | More by foghornleghorn22
Photo of IdrinkGas
IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-13-2014 01:25:40 | More by IdrinkGas
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.