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Old Powderhouse - Mystic Brewery

Old PowderhouseOld Powderhouse

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BA SCORE
87
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%


Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dope on 04-16-2012)
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Reviews by YouSkeete:
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale orange/brown color with a very bubbly light yellow head. Whole wheat, rye, caramel, fermented fruit, citrus and roasted malts on the forefront of the aroma. Bubbly and bitter punch of sour apples, rye spices, alcohol, nutmeg, and caramel on the first sip. Body remains bitter while the bubbly carbonation and booze lingers on the palate. Dry, syrupy finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 03:27:18 | More by YouSkeete
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 23:29:56 | More by ryan1788a5
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Massachusetts

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
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

Serving type: on-tap

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Old Powderhouse from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.