Review: Fort Collins Brewery Major Tom’s Pomegranate | Craft Beer & Brewing
Fort Collins Brewery Major Tom’s Pomegranate
92 out of 100

Style: Wheat with Fruit

ABV: 5.1 IBU: 34

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Fort Collins Brewery Major Tom’s Pomegranate

What the brewers say

“Aroma of citrus, stone fruit, and milder notes of peppercorn and yeast. The tart pomegranate hits you first but is quickly balanced out by the residual sweetness from the malted barley and wheat. Expect a slightly sweet, tart finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: Hefeweizen base beer. There’s a bit of orange citrus, with a tropical medley of papaya, mango, apricot, peaches, lemon, and pear. Love the complexity of these flavors—there’s even a touch of tobacco.”

Flavor: “Amazing, powerful banana esters, with star fruit, mango, peach, and honeydew to accentuate. It’s sweet like unfermented fruit juice, with some acidity throughout, and some woodsy, herbal hops bitterness on the finish. Citrusy orange and lemon, with spicy clove. Just a touch of wheat is evident from the base beer.”

Overall: “It’s like a hefeweizen spiked with citrus or tropical fruit juice. However, the hops bitterness prevents the beer from being cloying. That said, it has some nice complexity and is very drinkable and refreshing.”



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