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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   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."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear deep orange, soapy white bubbles. Nose of tart fruit, burnt caramel, alcohol, dates. taste of caramel, wheat, burnt marshmallow,alcohol, dark fruit, a bit cough syrupy, medium body, sweet finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured deep golden/orange with a thick forming head. This was an awesome wheat wine. Smooth and not overly boozy with vanilla and earthy wheatened malt sweetness. Dark, toasted sweetness too. Not bitter or boozy at all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Pours with a two-finger, khaki head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is dark fruit and malt and flavor is sweet dark fruit, mellow wheat. High ABV is hidden. Nice wheatwine. $14.99 for a 750ml bottle, from Giles Fine Wine Arlington, MA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
9th August 2012
GBBF. Very hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate. Mild superfine carbonation. Sweetish malt with a little lactose. Very mild alcohol spice. Mild dried fruits. Smooth dry finish. Well joined up if somewhat dry Barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1287) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Color- orange Head- thick/tight beige A little sour aroma, but not at all offputting. Almost like a deep cherry effect. Heavy and bubbly on the tongue. Dry, but it’s a good dry. A unique style that I recommend trying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2462) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color with a steady carb stream feeding a huge bubbly tan head that persists forever. Smells of lightly spiced wheat, a bit of orange peel, and grainy bready and caramel malt. The flavor is sweet and a bit subtle. There’s a light sweet honey like malt up front followed by some bready and caramel notes as well as a hint of dark berries and a solid dose of ethanol. Medium to thick body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Nice beer, I’m glad I got to try it, but it doesn’t really excite me. Its definitely better as it warms, but its crying for a solid dose of hops in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1369) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2012
750 ml bottle from Julios. I had this in the fridge - but the first glass was bland. Put the bottle on the counter to warm up for a while. Much better. A hazy medium "burnt" orange color. Big tan head at first - that goes away cause it’s warm. Sharp alcohol nose. Flavor is complex. Stone fruits and yeast with some alcohol in there too. Very smooth drinking though. Some sweet woody notes on the back side. Warming and flavorful, but certainly out of season for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Pours hazy amber into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim leaving no lacing. Sweet toasted caramel aromas. Full with toffee and butterscotch upfront, turning hot in the lasting caramel finish. Quite sweet and hot.


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