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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A tribute to the history and stature of the famous Somerville landmark, ‘Old Powderhouse Wheat Wine’ features a varietal of hard, red winter wheat that was grown at Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA and malted by Valley Malt in Hadley, MA. Praised by artisanal bakers, the flavors contributed by this hardy grain are earthy and complex helping to create a robust and powerful beer worthy of its name and the history to which it pays homage. For hops, only domestic varieties were used for ‘Old Powderhouse,’ combining perfectly with the rich flavors in the wheat for a bright and wonderfully aromatic beer reminiscent of fresh, ripe fruit. On the dry side for a beer of its strength and style, ‘Old Powderhouse’ is remarkably drinkable at 11% ABV with only subtle hints of alcohol coming through the fruity bouquet during the finish. In celebration of the change in season, of new growth, and of the land we call home, we are pleased to offer ‘Old Powderhouse Wheat Wine’ for release throughout the state of Massachusetts this Spring."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared with Lukas. Aroma of loads of caramel, sweet malt, light sweet booze, vinous. Clear orange amber with mostly lasting white head. Taste is heavy+ sweet and light- bitter. Full body, thick oily feel and sweet vinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9140) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2016
375 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a slightly hazy orange golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor open with big ripe fruit character, caramel and ample candied malt sweetness, more pale wheat malts, lightly toasted, mild bitterness to the finish, quite a bit of sweetness early and middle, a touch more character to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2872) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Deep copper in color, clear with a slight offwhite head and lacing. Dried fruit and malty nose. Taste is quite nice, more dried fruit, a hint of toffee and then a small amount of booze. Impressive this is fermented with a house strain to 11%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask (backlog). Hazy amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is floral, earthy, quite lactic with some alcohol and sweet malts as well. lavour is sweet malts, mild earth, some gluelike alcohol along with ripe fruits and some buttery notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours clear gold with a bubbly, white head. This is a big boy. Definitely some alcohol kick, a bit of honey, rich bread. Punchy. Full bodied with fine carbonation; and oily. Warming finish with bready malts, ripe fruits, booze and mild caramel. Tasty but perhaps a bit too bold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a cloudy amber, with a halo of off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, booze soaked fruits and grain. Tinned fruit in the flavour, with some spice and herbal notes. Finish was nicely balanced dried fruit, hop resin and warming booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
(2011 vintage) Crimson pour, not much head. Nose has a dessert wine, creamy caramel and sweet corn with a touch of whiskey. Sweet, really refined taste.You get this oxidized tongue coating brandy or scotch. Mild burn at the finish. touch of rice and really sweet with a tough olive oil.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Batch 002 bottled about 2011. Clear amber/ red hue. No head. Aroma is dark fruit, sugar candy, plum and dates. I LoVE my barely wines slightly oxidized. The flavor is smooth and sweet with a mild sugary hint in the finish. ABV is nowhere to be found with a slick mouthfeel. A nice treat split with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2014
750ml bottle (batch 002) in a tulip. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of deep caramel and toffee malts, a lot of wheat, some spicy yeast, light bitterness, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Smoother texture. A solid beer, but just not my favorite style.

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