Old Powderhouse | Mystic Brewery

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Old PowderhouseOld Powderhouse

Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dope on 04-16-2012

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Photo of smakawhat
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

A deep amber orange body color, almost tangerine but with a bit more darkness to it. Creamy khaki forming fine head, dissolves to a simple collar and slightly bubbled thin top. Slightly cloudy, but with a nice glow.

Muted nose and quite closed on the aroma. Slight hints of possible citrus and tropics, but also a bit wet sensing. Slight hints of a briney character as well, but just not much going on here.

Palate opens up considerably, remarkably even. Peach warm and tropical fruit chewy mid palate on first sip. Good thick coating nearly creamy as well all throughout. Candy like qualities with juicy fruit tones of peach and orange all over. Rich marmalade with a subtle sweetness and a good hop bite to match.

Real remarkable wheatwine, just needs a more noticeable aroma that matches the palate and this thing is ready to rock some lights out.

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Photo of yoshie
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paresis
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottled in April, 2016
A: pours a clear golden light brown with a light brown head.
S: apples, white wine, oatmeal,
T: fruity apple esters dominate, with some toffee, graham cracker , caramel notes in the middle. Acidic white wine at the end.
M: full bodied. Moderate carbonation.
O: fun beer to try. Interesting blend of flavors.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the corked 375 ml bottle in a snifter. This nice little wheatwine pours a
lightly hazed glowing deep amber with a very nice head of off white foam that subsides to
a thin layer, thick ring, and features some excellent lacing. Nose of heavy honey, strong booze,
and rich sweet wheat. Flavors exceed by excess. Strong honey and rich wheat with searing booze
mingle with a bit of pear on the rear with a touch of heavy candy sugars. Excellent mouth feel for
the style; medium in carbonation, rich, sweet, and lightly cloying with searing booze warmth.

Overall this is one fine brew.


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Photo of bostonryan
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 3

Pours a light amber color with a thin off-white head, little lacing and hardly any cap on top.

Smell has a strong Belgian candied sugar aroma coupled with light fruit aromas (almost apple-like), hops are pretty much non-existent though.

Taste starts out with the sweet Belgian candied sugar, touches of honey and light fruit, alcohol notes are quite evident and sharp throughout (I believe this bottle is from 2014 so maybe it could have used a wee bit more time in the cellar), medium-low carbonation but ample enough.

I'd drink this again, plenty of flavor throughout the entire experience but I'd say keep the bottle cellared for at least two years.

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Photo of bellsfounder
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yergermeister
3.22/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CTbrew32
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of braican
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DeadRinger
2.96/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Flaherbear
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of morebeergood
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Rhf9120
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ScottStache
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of Durge
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of bleeps
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of 904Will
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Old Powderhouse from Mystic Brewery
3.94 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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