Pomegranate has a sweet, tangy, tart and bold flavor. It’s as if cranberry had a better-behaved sister who wasn’t contentious like her bitter, astringent relative. Indeed, pomegranates have no astringency, but they do have a bit of a bite similar to a raspberry’s. Pomegranates possess hints of earthiness found in some grape variants as well. This taste is amplified when sold as pasteurized juice.