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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3530) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Really good beer. Aroma is mainly yeast malt and bread dough. Flavor is similar to nose, with Demerara sugar and a good balance between Bitter, Sweet, and Carbonic tang. Excellent body very good drinking for its strength and likewise superb finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2602) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandorris (645) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 13, 2017
W zapchu słodko karmelowo, pszenicznie, miodowo. Smak pełny, piwo dosyć gęste, słodkie karmelowe.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DroolYeast (1439) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (10848) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2017
[email protected] - Orange Amber pour with white head. Sweet fruity and malty with some dark dried fruit, some caramel and toffee sweetness, brown sugar, sweet malty into the finish. Lovely.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekboniek (725) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Butelka. Brzoskiwnie, morele suszone, pol slodkie. Mocno pijalny, alk. fajnie schowane. przypomina bomby i granaty.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (7047) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4911) - 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.


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