Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat - The Fort Collins Brewery
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Reviews by hylton44:
3.98/5 rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is another one where I question the classification. Fairly cloudy, but of a murky sort of cloudiness; more like a hefe. Taste was a little more straight-up wheat, even with the promised "pomegranate" in the mix.
Very frothy for a wheat beer. Crisp flavor, despite the unfiltered nature of the brew. Pomegranate was an intriguing idea, and the reason I picked this out amidst a myriad of other summer offerings. But I was also a little worried that the fruity taset would be cloying, sickly sweet, and/or overpowering (which I sometimes find the case with both whitbiers and anything that has the name of a fruit in it). Anyway, it was none of those. The pomegranate was subtle (almost too subtle!), and complimented the grassy, husky wheat malt in a pleasant way.
I actually went so far as to visit the Brewery's site, where I can find no claim of its "whit" status. So - hard to dock points for straying from a style. Not necessarily "the most unique beer you will ever try," as Fort Collins Brewing claims, but a very enjoyable beer, nevertheless.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2008 01:42:31 | More by hylton44
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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
Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.