Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat - The Fort Collins Brewery
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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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