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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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."

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18795) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle from Mikkeller Bottleshop, Aarhus. Hazy deep amber red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and dried fruit. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. Oily and soft. 110117

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2016

Bottle 375ml. corked @ home.

[ As Mystic Mystic Old Powderhouse ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, wheat, dried fruit, figs, wood, oak. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, bread, dried fruit, figs, alcohol, wood - oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20161226]
7-3-8-4-16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16151) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle, 11%. Hazy amber/orange with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, ripe fruit, oak, wood and orange. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, ripe fruit, spicy, alcohol, orange, dark fruit, sweet, spices and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24652) - Malm, 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1322) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9727) - Cincinnati, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2931) - 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%.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25971) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (19835) - 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.

3.2
   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.


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