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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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450 Ratings
Major Tom's Pomegranate WheatMajor Tom's Pomegranate Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
fortcollinsbrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beaver13 on 03-16-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
450
pDev:
16.61%
Bros Score:
3
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 450 |  Reviews: 228
Photo of basaywhat
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. The brew was a crisp, light straw color with a slight haze to it. Like most flavored beers, the pomegranate was fairly light, but surprisingly pleasant. Could see myself drinking this on a very hot day, very refreshing.

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Photo of DSWeller
3.87/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
2.37/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kovfer
3.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tangy. Fruity. Not too sweet. Good wheat flavor.

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Photo of akolb
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crazy turbid. A mild head over an iced coffee colored body. The aroma has peppercorns, yeast, a little grapefruit, and wheat. Tastes like blood orange, saison yeast, and a little tartness, with a citrus rind-like bitterness. Pomegranate is not noticeable. An easy drinker that tastes like a cross between a wheat beer and a saison. Actually tastes a lot like Upslope's Blood Orange Saison, which isn't a bad thing.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, best by 09/2016 printed on the bottom of the can. Artwork on the can label is a bit different than the beer pictured; can lists a 5.10% abv. "Ale brewed with pomegranate juice concentrate and spices". My first stab at a pomegranate beer, so far as I'm aware.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - It pours a very attractive and very hazy / juicy golden orange body, with about a finger of frothy soapy white head that leaves good scattered lacing throughout. Very juicy appearance, this thing looks like a glass of nectar. Appears adequately carbonated.

S - Aroma is of fairly average intensity: pomegranate doesn't exactly come through much, there are some funky saison-esque notes from the addition of pink peppercorn, and my guess would be the yeast strain used also. Only very subtle notes of wheat appear. If I didn't know better, I might mistake this for a session saison.

T - Taste brings in more of the same: there is a juicy fruit / berryish flavor that permeates, but the actual pomegranate is a bit indistinct; i wouldn't know it was pomegranate without being told. The pink peppercorn & yeast base again make this come off as a session saison of sorts. Notes of funk. Subtle tart / creamy wheat on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, semi-prickly, with decent carbonation. Light-bodied; easy-drinking stuff. Semi-dry finish, yeasty finish.

Overall, I thought it was rather enjoyable. Not quite sure why this beer has gotten such bad ratings. Simple, flavorful, and unique. A nice beer, and I would recommend it to the discerning drinker.

Fort Collins Brewery Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat -----4/5.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.88/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.52/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miami66
4.29/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPD656
2/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of FrancisM12
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Hazy grapefruit color with a small white head.

S: Pomegranate, lemon, banana yeast wheat, other than the pomegranate your typical wheat beer smell.

T: Wheat and lots of Pomegranate. The Pomegranate overpowers most other flavors

F: Creamy mouthfeel, fairly light body, fairly high carbonation.

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Photo of hozersr
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a wheat glass.

A : The head starts at 2 fingers but quickly vanishes to a foamy layer on top with some sparse lacing here and there. The body is 90% opaque, slightly hazy, and apricot-honey in color.

S : Some very fruity and floral aromas, both pleasing to the nose. Overripe tossed banana peel. Tons of antiseptic/chemical; an open jar of barley and grain, and then finally the pomegranate in the form of crushed seeds and flesh.

T : Tartness from the pomegranate mixes with a sharpness from the hops. Ordinarily you'd think that would make a great match but it ends up being a bit unbalanced. The hop ends up out front and overpowering the pomegranate, which is tart and fermented anyways, making this one funky taste experience. Behind that the wheat does come in, if only to provide some substance to the awkward see-saw of pom and hop oil. A slight clove presence also comes in to further weird out the profile. This ends up tasting like a horribly skunked saison. If I knew it as anything else other than a Pomegranate beer, I'd be rating this way lower. I can process it better knowing that what I'm tasting is pomegranate, but it's still rather horrible.

F : Medium bodied, the wheat being suspended in the midst of the body, with a very mild hit of carbonation underneath. It ends a bit puckered and tight with some dryness.

O : The tartness of the pomegranate is here, and is easily the best part, but overall this beer is a failure. I want to drink it for the tartness, but each time I end up wrinkling my face and ultimately, the rest of this will be a total drain pour.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

The aroma offers lots of Belgian quality, spicy, Banana Runts, wheat, pale malt.

The flavor follows with lots of fruity Banana ester, some spicy quality, wheat, light bready malt, and a weak finish with some offensive metallic character.

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Photo of enelson
3.57/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ttylicki
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Flat out nasty. Almost a drain pour.

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of aussiebeer
2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mgls19
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat from The Fort Collins Brewery
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 450 ratings
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