FCB Ma­jor Tom’s Pome­gran­ate

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Wheat With Fruit -

ABV: 5.1% | IBUS: 34 | SRM: N/A What the brewer says:

“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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