Amsterdam Pomegranate Wheat | Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam Pomegranate WheatAmsterdam Pomegranate Wheat
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Amsterdam Pomegranate WheatAmsterdam Pomegranate Wheat

Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by CAMRAhardliner on 07-19-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Molson2000:
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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Photo of mintjellie
3.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a weissbier glass, Amsterdam Pomegranate Wheat shows a clear copper-orange body. The big fluffy head is poorly retained melting away faster than a snow cone in July. It has a big pomegranate aroma with complementary notes of crunchberries and saltine crackers. It tastes of tangy pomegranate with a hint of caramel in the finish. Mildly sweet and tart. Crisp. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation, it feels thin and watery. This is extremely refreshing - I think it would really hit the spot sitting out on the deck on a hot July day. It also has just enough flavour that you wont be left asking why you didn't just have a glass of water instead.

I'm pleasantly surprised by this fruit flavoured summer wheat from Amsterdam, especially after my recent disappointment with their KLB Raspberry Wheat. I ignored this all summer, and now I regret only picking this up when the weather has already turned cold again.

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Photo of FireStarter6
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Comes in a tall green 500ml bottle with a purple shrink wrapped label all the way around. Features a picture of a pomegranate on the front. Back side states this as a limited edition, limited quantity beer only made once per year for the winter season.

Pours out a nice light amber, medium sized head that fades away fast leaving a bit of a white film behind.

Smells strongly of sweet pomegranate, and blueberries and wild berry. Underlying sweet malt. Very nice altogether. Nothing here is attacking anything else.

Light pomegranate, and wild berry, receding into a sweet malts and smooth rich wheat and a bitter finish. Nice blend of tastes. More wild berry than pomegranate actually... The should have called this one Wild Berry Wheat, but I guess thats up to them. The fruit flavor doesn't ruin the fact that this is beer. Its not so fruity that it is borderline cooler.

Carbonation is a bit strong. I'd like it more if it was more subdued and less sparkly. Its almost spritzer like. Not terrible, and it does work alright, but would be nicer if it were smooth.

Overall, very nice fruit beer. I'm becoming impressed with this Amsterdam Brewery based out of Toronto. I tend to be more of a traditional beer drinker, favoring ales, stouts, and beers from historic breweries, but I could take the occasional break for one of these fruit beers now and then. Would be great on a hot day served ice cold.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.48/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a deep golden color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet malt with some light fruity notes as well. Taste is also a mix between some light sweet malt (couldn't detect any wheat in there though) with some light fruit syrup added to the mix. I would be really surprise if there was any pomegranate in there; it is more likely that some syrup was use.

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Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Derek
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I thought this would be a grenadine-like 'chick' drink, but far from it.

A: Golden-bronze with a white head, very little retention, no lacing (where's the wheat protein?).

S: The pomegranate's smell like a wild berry, reminiscent of cranberries. Cotton-candy and toffee sweetness is intriging.

T: Surprisingly, there's very little sweetness, so the pomegranates are more like cranberries than grenadine. Light spicing with a mild bitterness.

M: Light to moderate body has an off-dry finish.

D: Not my cup-of-tea, but it's alright.

I sampled the initial batch at the volo anniversary... it was MUCH cloudier & wheatier.

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Photo of Viggo
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle.

Pours a clear orange/amber, thick white head forms, nicely rocky, slowly settles down to a thin layer around the glass, drops some spots as well, looks alright. Smell is neat, very fruity, more grapefruit/pineapple than pomegranate, sweet and sugary, raspberries, guava, like juice, but the fruit smells decent. Taste is a little weird, dry and toasty up front, rest is fruit juice, guava, pineapple, maybe some pomegranate sweetness, good as a fruit juice. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty drinkable but there really isn't very much beer character to this one.

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Photo of GodOfBeer
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber with a thin white head, some lacing.

Smells obviously like pomegranate and some blueberry and random berry extract. Smells sort of like grape or fruit juice.

Tastes like it smells, like berries and grape juice. Has a somewhat grassy bitter finish from the hops.

Thin, not too carbonated mouthfeel. Overall a good beer if you like fruit beers, one of the best fruit beers I've had.

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Photo of pootz
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from LCBO.

Pours a burnished copper color, slightly hazed with a reddish tinge. Decent cap fair lacing. Lively carbonation

Funky sweet fruit aroma and musty earthy notes, hops undecernable.

Light body, dry wheat biscuit flavor light woody hopping with a persistent pomegranate flavor that stays through to the dry tart finish.

A light fruity spritzy-dry summer wheat beer in the commercial vein. No real flaws just not memorable enough to stand out.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.03/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sleek purple 500 ml bottle with 50s tattoo style logo. Brewed with "pomegranate and berry extracts".

The pour reveals a crystal clear dark amber liquid with a persistent eggshell head. I was expecting a cloudy beer, this is tightly filtered. The aroma is nothing but fruit, reminds me of blueberry yogurt, somewhat tart, lots of berry. some wheat hints hide in the background.

The first sip is pretty watery with light berry and malt flavors. There's almost a minty edge to the fruit profile, perhaps from the pomegranate extract? Hops are AWOL. The mouthfeel is light and briskly carbonated. The finish is shortlived and fruity.

An OK fruit beer, but a little watery and bland.

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Photo of kwjd
3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm surprised to still find this at the brewery store yesterday. I'm not sure when this was bottled since I thought it was a summer only beer, but if they brewery sells it themselves, I'd have to think it was still good to drink and review.

Pours a clear orange with thin white head that dissipates quite quickly. Small traces of lacing on the glass. Smells more of blueberry than pomegranate, but I believe there are a couple fruits mixed in here. I think I get a faint hint of the wheat beer smell, but that may be power of suggestion. This is mostly a fruit beer. Very sweet flavour. Nothing off at all. Medium bodied carbonation. I really enjoy this beer for what it is.

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Photo of shamus
3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I like this bottle. It's a 1/2 litre slim with a full bottle plastic wrap that is a deep purple. This is made with fruit and berry extract and upon opening the bottle you are immediately hit with a fruity and pleasant scent.

This poured with a very thick an foamy head which vanished quite quickly into nothing. A bit like cotton candy melting in the rain. The fruit smell is very strong. It might be too much for some but I like it myself. it's very refreshing and not at all subtle. in fact the malt kind of gets in the way as i find myself wanting to drink juice.

It has a very nice fizzy mouthfeel that reminds of those old sweet-tarts candys. i think this is probably too sweet to drink more than one and even a 500ml bottle may be too much of a good thing.

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Photo of cyrenaica
2.56/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle
4.5% ABV
I tried this beer on August 18, 2009 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent golden red with a thin tan coloured head. The aroma was sweet malt and light fruits, although it was more apricot like than pomegranate. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt with a tang. A bit over the top flavour wise as it was more of a zing than anything.

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Photo of bobsy
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As the previous reviewer noted, this is a filtered wheat. The body is a clear amber, and throws up a small white head, constantly replenished by a stream of bubble. The aroma is full on fruit, but with the emphasis obviously on the pomegranate. The flavour leads with the fruitiness - the pomegranate is joined by blackcurrant - before segueing into a very grainy middle and finish. I found the body and carbonation to be appropriate for a wheat, but I'm a little confused by the dryness of the finish, because this is something I don't really want in a wheat. A very interesting attempt, and a solid fruit beer.

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Photo of TerryW
2.62/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good looking beer. Clear amber with a soft, long-lived head and some spotty lace.

The beer smells of fruit with a perfumy character. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with some bitterness. Same perfumy fruitiness to taste. A little too artificial in character. Overall, a rather soft drink. Not real interesting as fruit beers go.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber/copper with a large head of foam. Quite sticky.

S - Big pomegranate with a wheaty background.

T/M - Not too sweet. Definitely fruit dominated, but the wheat gives it a bit of a earthy balance. A bit astringent and fairly light in body. Some banana and a very mild bitterness in the finish.

D - I like this as a summertime beer with a bit of a twist. Wouldn't drink it all the time, mind you, but FWIW it's a well balanced light fruit beer.

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Amsterdam Pomegranate Wheat from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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