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Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

382 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 382
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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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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2/5  rDev -37.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

TR0219, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

kmos27, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.21/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served in a 3 Stars Brewing tulip.

A: Poured an absolutely crystal clear gold with only a slight bubble formation posing as a head.

S: Very faint nose of pomegranate extract and honey.

T: Understated, but still okay. A bit thin on the wheat side, but still if you're looking for fruit, there's plenty here.

M: Here is where the brew nearly fails: It's almost flat as a pancake... seriously. When I go searching for a delectable poolside brew like this, I want some fizz!

O: Not horrible, but definitely not a Witbier. It wasn't funky enough for that. Passable.

Chaney, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Ralphs66, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of cjgiant
3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Note: did not pour from bottle so could not properly judge appearance.

Little more beer than "flavored" than a lot of fruit beers, which is good. Earthy hops notes forms a quiet undertone throughout, with the pomegranate adding a strange funky tartness it the end. The problem is that the two flavors combine to generate a strange sensation akin (but not as strong as) to OJ and toothpaste.

Overall, I liked this beer ok once I got into it a bit, as the sorta off-putting taste sensation dissipated or I got used to it. I wouldn't turn it down if offered, but would look to other options if available.

cjgiant, Oct 09, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, but never completely faded away and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of pomegranate. The pomegranate becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is a mirror image of the smell, with flavors of pomegranate and notes of wheat. No sweetness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer had a good balance because the wheat flavors masked out any sweetness from the fruit. The beer is quite easy to drink.

metter98, Oct 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Mojoman8561, Aug 30, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a light cloudy gold. Frothy suds top the unfiltered pomegranate wit. Aroma of wheat and a hint of fruit. Interesting taste of tart Belgian yeast and wheat malt. There is a mild note of acidic fruit but really not discernibly pomegranate. Fair amount of earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied feel and well carbonated. Overall, this is a decent beer, different from the usual wit.

Stinkypuss, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

GFD400, Aug 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Mrbseward, Aug 14, 2013
Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
73 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.