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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 15/20
Leighton (12259) - 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 (2560) - 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
AdamJackson (2967) - 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 (3649) - 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 (4249) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1044) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Cider color, complex aroma of apple, wheat and dark fruit. Great flavor of apple, raisins, and alcohol. Quite sweet. Nice mouth feel, with a slightly sweet, slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy straw with thin white head. Big wheat on the nose. Drinks smoothly and sweetly with a quiet finish. Tastes of wheat and honey. Hides the alcohol remarkably well. Shining example of a what wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1792) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pour is a nice gold with a thin white head..Nose is alcohol, hay, honey, wheat, musty, caramel....Taste is nice wheat, alcohol, spice, citrus, honey, sweetness, dry oakness..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear, golden amber with a tan head. Aromas of orange, wheat, raisins and malt. Flavor is sweet malt, orange, caramel, and currants. A warm finish. Medium Bodied, on the oily side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some wheat, orange and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is full of wheat, pine, orange, alcohol and oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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