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Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Major Tom's Pomegranate WheatMajor Tom's Pomegranate Wheat

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BA SCORE
74
okay

369 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 369
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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)
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Rymish

Colorado

1/5  rDev -68.7%

06-01-2012 15:41:43 | More by Rymish
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Gery285

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -68.7%

02-17-2012 22:56:38 | More by Gery285
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mrsdrabmuh

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -60.8%

07-15-2012 03:37:52 | More by mrsdrabmuh
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sauron681

Wisconsin

1.68/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Pours a reddish blond color, with no head or lacing at all. Very clear, ( are you sure this is a wheat beer?)
Starts out lightly sweet, and finishes dry and chalky. Has a rancid aroma, with hints of lemon and citrus fruit. Has a very faint Hefe taste. I could not find no hints of pomegranate whatsoever.

Overall this was a disappointment, Not sure how a fruity "wheat" beer can be sweet and bitter? This could be better, pomegranate is a wonderful fruit to brew with. I use it once in a while in my homebrew witbier, and its great. With a little work they can greatly improve this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 02:55:35 | More by sauron681
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

1.73/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Pours light amber with no head. Not quite what I expect from a wheat beer. Smells of artificial fruit, sugar, and some sour- like a cheap candy. Similar in the mouth. Starts bitter and artificial and progresses to thin, watery, sour, and insipid with a metallic tang on the finish. Sharp and prickly in the mouth, this one is a drain pour for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 17:34:26 | More by Georgiabeer
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

04-01-2012 21:52:06 | More by JohnK17
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KingMe

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

05-08-2014 00:01:09 | More by KingMe
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Outchillen

Pennsylvania

1.83/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A friend let me try this, I dont know what I did to him

Im not one for bashing beers, but I didnt like this beer at all

A: Pale orange, light hazy, had red flakes floating in it? didnt look too much like a wheat beer to me, head dissipated right away

S:The biggest turn off was the smell, hard to even discribe

T:didn taste great, very unbalanced, didnt taste like Pom or wheat

overall if you'd like to try a pom wheat, i recommend Saranacs, ive heard FCB has good beers, but this missed the cut

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 22:30:21 | More by Outchillen
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shand

Florida

1.83/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

This pours a clear golden colour with plenty of floaties suspended in the glass. The head was a nice inch and left some decent lacing ... what's with the floaties though? The aroma is fairly tart, no pomegranate to speak of, just general tartness over general "beeriness". The taste is just entirely non-descript. There's barely anything here beyond the generic beeriness and a touch of tartness. Very boring, there's really nothing here to enjoy.

The mouthfeel is fairly nice, it's crisp and well-carbonated. The drinkability? Eh, it's decent, but there's no reason. Overall? This is a bad beer. There's really nothing here to enjoy. I might have a bad bottle, because the floaties don't seem to be mentioned by any other review. I'd try it again, but wouldn't be fooled twice. Saranac's Pomegranate Wheat is much better.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 02:15:08 | More by shand
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estlinska

Arkansas

1.85/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Served in a shaker at The Saucer on 4/7/13. Pours an almost flat golden-yellow favoring the flesh of a mango. There was a little haze to it, but it seemed more like something dirty floating in it than really a wit or hefe type unfiltered haze. There was no head to this beer. I watched the pour and it was done by one of the bartenders that knows how to pour a beer. He didn't not pour off the head. He poured it at about 75 degrees and it just formed nothing. The smell was just flat as well. There was tons of bubbles in the glass, so I didn't think it was a carbonation thing. There was maybe a whisper of fruit syrup and some maybe banana on top of some cheap white bread. The taste was just a bunch of nothing overall. I feared a flat beer given the head and the nose situation, but it was really quite fizzy; too fizzy really. There was something that maybe wanted to be pomegranate, but only came off as flavoring syrup. There was no wheat flavor at all and there was this harsh hops flavor to it as well; no flavoring hops, just a flat bitterness. Overall, this beer was just off. Sytlistically it just doesn't work right for either a wit or a true wheat beer. It really was like drinking a budweiser with some fruit flavor to it. I may give it another shot just to be sure, but I just didn't like it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 18:09:11 | More by estlinska
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BWH3

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Now this beer is not offensive but I just fail to see any upside to it. The color a golden clear beer. No wheat beer haze or large fluffy head. The scent is sour atop a whiff of malt sweetness. Not smooth or tart but oddly sour in an unpleasant way. The taste is similar with little complexity or depth of character. Mouthfeel is thin. I would not drink another.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 01:08:18 | More by BWH3
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crobinso

Colorado

2/5  rDev -37.3%

07-14-2012 11:13:07 | More by crobinso
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.3%

07-30-2012 23:38:16 | More by deapokid
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

12-08-2013 18:57:48 | More by AlaskanYoung
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.03/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It's a super clear light gold color with a miniscule amount of foam, even with a heavy pour. Basically nothing on the surface after 5 seconds. Not a good start to this one.

Pomegranate? Where? All I smell is some knappy malted milk maltiness and some sweet caramel. No wheat aroma to speak of either.

I dont know what it is, but this is my second FCBC beer and both have been horrible (Summer Fling is the other). This one does not taste at all like pomegranates, nor does it have much of a noticeable wheat crispness or zing. There is a very good chance this will be my last Fort Collins beer, just atrocious.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 04:33:51 | More by twiggamortis420
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ATPete

New Jersey

2.13/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle

pours a transparent yellow orange color with an enormous white head. Aromas of soap and artificial fruit in the nose, pomegranate sure doesnt jump out at you, more like over ripe and sour plums, green apple and tart berry. Tart in the mouth as well, fake fruit concentrate again dominates the flavor here, tingly with a metallic taste on the tongue. No true pleasurable wheat character to speak of and an ear wax like aftertaste. Avoid this beer, if you must drink a fruit beer there are better options than this.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 21:01:44 | More by ATPete
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lampkins

Wisconsin

2.13/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

To those fellow BA's that are going to purchase this beer I offer the following advice: pour half of the bottle into your pint glass. If you pour any amount greater than that it will overflow with the biggest head I have ever seen on a beer. Although the beer had been sitting undisturbed for a week it pured as if someone tossed it around. I assure you I did not do this. Beer was rather tart like a sour cherry, but it did taste like pomegrantes. Could not drink too many of these since half the bottles overflowed in my sink and though the beer was overly carbonated.

Nothing stands out about this beer and I would not go out of my way to try it again. There are better fruit beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2005 22:58:17 | More by lampkins
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BuddyE

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

04-15-2013 04:25:35 | More by BuddyE
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Live review. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Slightly cloudy pale yellow with a tannish hue. Nice white foamy head. Laces well on the sides of the glass.

S: Super malty and hoppy and that's about it. Strange for a witbier. I detect light fruit but nothing else. Smells like an APA all the way, or a bad IPA.

T: How is this a witbier? Tastes like almost like an IPA with a light berry presence. Did I get an old bottle or something?

D: I can't really say I'd have more than one of these. If I was gonna drink a pomegranate ale I'd go with the Peak Organic.

Value: Pricey as heck for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 23:23:55 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

05-30-2012 01:28:42 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Looks and smells like a witbier, but the taste isn't really close. Slightly sweet, but not enough of the wheatiness I look for in a wit. Lacking in just about every category. I like wit's, I like pomegranate, but I tend to not like fruity beers as they usually overdo it (see: Sam Adams Cherry Wheat). This one had a modest fruitiness, which was good, but not enough of the wheat.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 20:12:56 | More by ibashmuck
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Jeckel

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

07-24-2012 22:59:32 | More by Jeckel
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Cronkite11

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

10-01-2013 22:10:10 | More by Cronkite11
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden color with small amount of white head with no retention.

Slight scent of pomegranite and notes of wheat.

Very light pomegranite flavor, some wheat notes.

Light bodied, kind of watery, moderate carbonation.

I thought this was much too watery and lacking of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 15:06:45 | More by BeerCon5
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beeragent

Texas

2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a glass from a 12oz bottle. The beer poured a clear medium straw, forming a 1 inch white head, creating light lace as it faded. The aroma is very grainy and only has a hint of any wheat qualities. Taste follows closely, having a very pronounced almost BMC graininess to it, along with a light wheat flavor, and absolutely no hint of pomegranate anywhere. The mouthfeel is very light and smooth, more like a lager. This beer just seemed to be lacking in flavor, and in no way resembled any wheat beers that I know of. Very dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 20:49:41 | More by beeragent
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Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.