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Old Powderhouse - Mystic Brewery

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Old PowderhouseOld Powderhouse

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very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dope on 04-16-2012

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an off-white and creamy head that dissipates moderately. The beer itself is an opaque orange brown. The smell has strong wheat notes with what appears to be celery. There are also some light notes of sweet malt and a bit of alcohol. The taste is a bit different than the smell. In the taste, there are strong notes of wheat and malt. The malt is very sweet and the wheat takes the edge of a little bit. The celery taste is interesting in that it is a very nice finish to the more sweet notes. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy bodied with a bit of carbonation. The drink is pretty smooth and a little silky. Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting again.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A thick and hazy rusty walnut colored brew with pretty solid off white ring and scattering a of cover with a spotty, respectable lace in retreat. The aroma is delicate but undoubtedly full of dry grape skin and grainy alcohol with musty cinnamon lemon grass. The flavor offers wheat apple and more grape skin. A touch of honey and grainy malt. Alcohol is a touch heavy so the flavors have to contend with that a little. Citrus and leafy qualities come through. Overall this is a very nice blend. The body is medium full with a substantial feel yet it has a somewhat aqueous quality that drinks nicely. But ultimately it's a sipper to savor and goes very well with pepper jack cheddar !

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Cloudy golden-brown. Half inch of creamy, sandy colored head retains well enough. Lacing is spotty.

S: Coarse wheat scents, bready, earthy. Hints of light caramel and treacle. Nutty and earthy yeast, touch of peppery spice. Light floral hopping. Fig and golden raisin. Baked apple. Mild traces of alcohol.

T: Coarse and earthy wheat. Very subtle citrusy wheat twang. Caramel and treacle poke through. Crusty bread. Light hop bitterness. Nutty yeast is downplayed in the taste. Golden raisin and fig fruitiness, perhaps a hint of red berries too. Gentle brush of spicy alcohol. Surprisingly dry finish of wheat and fading fruity/floral tastes.

M: Full and thick with a silky but firm texture. Moderate carbonation. Slight warming alcohol. There's a lot of substance to it, but it remains surprisingly light and drinkable.

O: It has a 'rough around the edges' sort of charm to it with that coarse wheat. Very drinkable and surprisingly dry despite its size.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of fruity yeast—apples stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel and toffee.
T: The overall taste is slightly sweet and mostly resembles the smell with flavors reminiscent of a candy apple from a county fair in the fall along with some hints of spices towards the finish. Faint bits of alcohol are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink for the style as it hides its alcohol rather well from the taste. The taste becomes a little more interesting as the beer warms up, making this a pleasant beer to sip.

Note: Batch #2

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Old Powderhouse from Mystic Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.