Tonight I am starting with Major Tom's Pomegranate Wheat brewed by Fort Collins Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The label says this is their "most unique creation". There is a beach scene with a bi-plane flying overhead. This is a wheat ale with pomegranate juice concentrate.
Fruity aroma, I guess those are pomegranates. Wheat too. A very bright, floral aroma. Very wheaty flavors with high carbonation start things out. Mighty prickly! Some citrus and tart pomegranate flavors dart in and out but are not a large factor. This beer is a little sour, too. Strange overall with the aggressive carbonation combined with dominant one-dimensional wheat flavors. The texture was dirty. Just an OK beer.
Tonight I'm also drinking Steelhead Porter brewed by Mad River Brewing Company in Blue Lake, California. This is a Scotch Style Porter. The label has a fish, presumably a Steelhead (but I am not the one to ask), jumping out of a river.
Caramel and butterscotch aroma, like a Werther's candy. Caramel and chocolate and that butterscotch again right up front. Pretty nice flavors to start. Not too sweet though. In the background there is a hint of coffee and smoke, maybe some nuts. Burnt flavors are there but not harsh--rather, this is darn smooth. Low carbonation, medium body, balanced. Nice aftertaste. Best part: the butterscotch flavor; worst part: carbonation was too low. An all-around nice beer to check out if you can.
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