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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

372 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 372
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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TR0219

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

10-22-2013 12:31:17 | More by TR0219
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

10-20-2013 02:15:31 | More by kmos27
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.21/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 21:02:35 | More by Chaney
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Ralphs66

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

10-13-2013 21:22:46 | More by Ralphs66
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.14/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 03:32:21 | More by cjgiant
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metter98

New York

3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 00:29:52 | More by metter98
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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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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-28-2013 06:15:48 | More by famous_mortimur
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-15-2013 13:48:26 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

09-06-2013 22:15:36 | More by Zach136
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6%

09-06-2013 03:59:28 | More by michaelfcasey
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-30-2013 21:46:23 | More by Mojoman8561
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.14/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 20:22:02 | More by Stinkypuss
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GFD400

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

08-20-2013 00:40:45 | More by GFD400
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Mrbseward

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-14-2013 01:04:32 | More by Mrbseward
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icehawk

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

08-08-2013 23:21:48 | More by icehawk
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a weizen glass.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. A little over one fingers of frothy white head. Retention is below average and some irregular lacing is left.

3.0 S: The pomegranate is actually pretty strong in this. It overshadows the rest of the beer in the nose. It gives a sourish tanginess to it. Otherwise, some neutral wheat and not much else.

3.0 T: Tastes like pomegranate juice in a not too great wheat beer, which I guess is what it is. Pomegranate, some wheat, and maybe a hint of spice. Underwhelming.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth enough.

3.0 D: It's okay, but too many better options to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:01:10 | More by DavoleBomb
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -6%

08-06-2013 17:48:02 | More by JTomczak
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Daffron24

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

08-04-2013 20:23:17 | More by Daffron24
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nzerbe

New York

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

08-02-2013 09:01:21 | More by nzerbe
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. If it weren't for the pomegranate there would not be anything distinguishing about this.

It pours like a slightly dark witbier with a thin head. The aroma is fruity. It might have been more interesting if that were achieved with yeast instead of fruit flavoring.

The taste is dominated by the odd fruit. This is interesting, but it doesn't really work for me. The aftertaste is just dirty.

Ground control to Major Tom, get yourself a new beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:34:37 | More by schoolboy
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6%

07-24-2013 03:31:27 | More by timjim1327
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-23-2013 05:01:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -6%

07-22-2013 20:02:45 | More by harpus
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-22-2013 00:51:26 | More by lilsmizzul1225
Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.