1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

361 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 361
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This ale defines the style. A slight aroma of blueberry, balanced by a subtle flavor that gets fermented into this delicious wheat ale.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-28-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 361 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MikeB1984:
Photo of MikeB1984
MikeB1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

02-22-2013 00:41:49 | More by MikeB1984
More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

My wife really enjoys tasting blueberry beers and I will normally share the first one with her to review it. As this one goes, it's not bad, but it wouldn't top the list as my favorite.

Served in a bottle, it poured a sharp, translucent golden color with a fine white head. It smelled citrusy and a little floral. First taste was also citrusy, the blueberry flavor was just an undertone. The flavor ended with a bit of a hoppy bite that ledt an almost smoky aftertaste.

It could be a refreshing beer, coming in from the heat of summer, drinkable and fairly smooth.

03-31-2012 15:55:29 | More by ExtraStout
Photo of TuckerCarlson
TuckerCarlson

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -16.8%

Pours light and clear with a fizzy head.

Smells like blueberries. Really, really smells like blueberries.

Tastes rather like blueberries, too, with really mild hops in the background. Too sweet and too close to a fizzy malt beverage for my enjoyment. I can see how this could be refreshing on a hot summer day, but it's a little weak and thin compared to my usual go-to beers.

It goes down easy, but without much pleasure. The real rub is this: a full two hours later, my burps (oddly frequent) still taste like blueberries. This cut into my enjoyment of both the red pepper hummus I ate and the Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale (one of my all-time favorites) that I drank to make up for this experience.

I bought this when I was trying to convince my fiancee that she liked beer, which kind of backfired and left me with some stuff that I'd just as soon not drink (look out, Sam Adams Cherry Wheat, 'cause you're next). I couldn't even pawn it off on the people we had over; they took PBR over fruit beer.

06-13-2007 04:19:54 | More by TuckerCarlson
Photo of MikeC144
MikeC144

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-09-2014 15:04:35 | More by MikeC144
Photo of jpwadd
jpwadd

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-10-2013 21:01:24 | More by jpwadd
Photo of lordofthewiens
lordofthewiens

Maine

2.9/5  rDev -13.2%

12oz bottle with best by March on the label. The beer was a hazy yellow with a small white head. It had a sweet aroma, somewhat citrussy. Taste was vaguely sweet, couldn't really detect any blueberry. Pretty weak. I'm not a big fan of fruit beers, but didn't think this was a particularly good example of the style.

01-21-2007 15:08:01 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of generallee
generallee

New York

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There is a best before the month of Oct. notched on the label.

Appearance: It has a pale yellow body with a slightly hazy appearance. The pour yields a tall bright white head that fades down to just a ring of bubbles. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass.

Smell: The aroma has hits you with notes of blueberry as soon as the cap is popped off. Natural blueberry, grain and some mild spicy hops are all noticeable in the nose.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor is a copy of the aroma. There are light blueberry notes mixed into light pale grain and biscuit malt with a touch of spicy (peppery) hops. It finishes a little tangy and with some hops bitterness and spice. The palate has a light to medium body with some active, almost fizzy carbonation.

Notes: It has a decent blueberry flavor but it is just a little bit on the thin side. Still, its not bad at all and very refreshing.

08-25-2009 19:30:44 | More by generallee
Photo of TimoP
TimoP

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-18-2012 16:32:14 | More by TimoP
Photo of Doomcifer
Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-28-2014 23:29:04 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with an enjoy by date on the side of the label.

Appearance: Fast to froth but little stickage as the head struggles to stay together. Pale yet dull copper colour shows its brightness.

Smell: Light blueberry aroma, not of fresh blueberries but processed blueberry aroma. Faint grain in the back says that it is still a beer.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a soda like cripsness, grain in the back. A dull blueberry flavour gives off a processed character. Light on the hopping with more clean grain middle to end. Dry and crisp finish rounds things out.

Notes: An uninteresting fruit beer and overrated IMO.

08-20-2003 02:47:47 | More by Jason
Photo of BlueHammer
BlueHammer

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

I really enjoy tasting blueberry beers. As this one goes, it's not bad, but it wouldn't top the list as my favorite. Served in a bottle, it poured a sharp, translucent golden color with a fine white head. It smelled citrusy and a little floral. First taste was also citrusy, the blueberry flavor was just an undertone. The flavor ended with a bit of a hoppy bite that ledt an almost smoky aftertaste. It was a refreshing beer, coming in from the heat of summer, drinkable and fairly smooth.

08-13-2006 21:55:25 | More by BlueHammer
Photo of Billolick
Billolick

New York

3.15/5  rDev -5.7%

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness/best before info being available.

Pours light golden amber, clear, minor head, no collar and no lace....meh..

I'm just getting a slight sugary sensation on the nose.

Light, near flavorless brew. Perhaps a slight fruity note..if I close my eyes and imagine, I do get the taste of a blueberry, but perhaps...ah whatever, this is thin, lacking any and all interest and intrigue...expensive lawn mower beer is the best I can come up with...pass this one by.

11-10-2010 01:08:07 | More by Billolick
Photo of tigg924
tigg924

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +22.8%

Appearance: clear, gold in color, high carbonation, one inch head

Smell: blueberries

Taste: semi-sweet blueberries and a touch of grass

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, crisp, sweet

Drinkability: One of my two favorite blueberry beers out there. I could have a six. Super sessionable. The blueberry taste does not seem artificial.

11-12-2009 16:09:04 | More by tigg924
Photo of chudson1992
chudson1992

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-26-2013 22:09:28 | More by chudson1992
Photo of standardcherry
standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-16-2012 15:57:13 | More by standardcherry
Photo of ccurrid
ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-26-2014 16:54:59 | More by ccurrid
Photo of Janeinma
Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-20-2013 23:07:54 | More by Janeinma
Photo of bpfrush
bpfrush

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

11-15-2011 22:04:20 | More by bpfrush
Photo of ehammond1
ehammond1


3.53/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottle (2011)

HalfTimeBeverage.com

A clear golden yellow with a quickly forming white head and plenty of visible carbonation. Falls away quickly but leaves nice lacing down the glass.

Aromas of fresh blueberries and some mild grain. Simple, sweet, and fresh.

Taste follows the nose as this tastes more like fresh blueberries than it does of any hop or malt character. As a fan of blueberries, I'm fine with this, but it's not much more than blueberry sweetness and a hint of bready grains to go along with it. Simpe, sweet.

Pleasant enough, a touch syrupy, but good carbonation.

A simple and sweet blueberry treat. I couldn't drink more than one, but it's certainly tasty and the blueberry flavor seems authentic and fresh. A pleasure to drink one, but I wouldn't think of having more than that.

04-13-2011 15:00:52 | More by ehammond1
Photo of jefftuck47
jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-17-2013 01:57:11 | More by jefftuck47
Photo of brokenbones5200
brokenbones5200

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

08-04-2012 17:23:19 | More by brokenbones5200
Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

02-25-2014 17:28:31 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
Photo of acurtis
acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-10-2014 17:58:23 | More by acurtis
Photo of JMS1512
JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

11-10-2013 13:38:14 | More by JMS1512
Photo of sloejams
sloejams

California

4.03/5  rDev +20.7%

tap sample at the brewery

Their best selling beer, the Blueberry has a very subtle fruit flavor. Generally, I'm not too big on fruity American beers (I do like me some lambics though). There is very little sweetness in the fruit and the wheat finish ends things very crisp and smooth. It's a pleasure to drink this in the summer.

08-11-2006 20:26:55 | More by sloejams
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.