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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
73
okay

383 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.98%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Rymish, Jun 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -68.6%

Gery285, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of mrsdrabmuh
1.25/5  rDev -60.7%

mrsdrabmuh, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of sauron681
1.68/5  rDev -47.2%
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.

sauron681, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of Georgiabeer
1.73/5  rDev -45.6%
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.

Georgiabeer, Apr 16, 2009
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

JohnK17, Apr 01, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

KingMe, May 08, 2014
Photo of Outchillen
1.83/5  rDev -42.5%
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

Outchillen, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of shand
1.83/5  rDev -42.5%
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.

shand, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of estlinska
1.85/5  rDev -41.8%
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.

estlinska, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of BWH3
2/5  rDev -37.1%
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.

BWH3, Oct 07, 2008
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

crobinso, Jul 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

Shandycan, Aug 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

deapokid, Jul 31, 2012
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.03/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

twiggamortis420, Mar 07, 2009
Photo of ATPete
2.13/5  rDev -33%
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.

ATPete, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of lampkins
2.13/5  rDev -33%
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.

lampkins, Jul 24, 2005
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

BuddyE, Apr 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

WeezyBoPeep, Oct 07, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Ispeakforthetrees, May 30, 2012
Photo of ibashmuck
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%
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.

ibashmuck, Jul 11, 2008
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Jeckel, Jul 24, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Cronkite11, Oct 01, 2013
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Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.