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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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391 Ratings

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 216
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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up as part of a mixed six as a what the hell because I tend to like wheat beers, even the fruit ones. Not much on appearance, kinda thin and not much head. Not much to speak about with smell. Taste was also disappointing. Overall not a real strong beer, decent but nothing special. Probably will not buy again. Of course, may be overly rough because I drank it right after a Weihenstephaner Heffeweisbier, so tough act to follow.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.