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Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

386 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-28-2001

This ale defines the style. A slight aroma of blueberry, balanced by a subtle flavor that gets fermented into this delicious wheat ale.
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Photo of JerseyKirk
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear straw to gold color. Nice r finger white head with medium bubbles. Very pillowy head. Nice carbonation.

S: piney, earthy, slight sweetness, spicy, herbal, slight bread. Not much if any blueberry.

T: hint of blueberry with a bready fullness. A little tart. Crisp and refreshing but lacking a ton of flavor. Definitely extract blueberry flavor.

M: Finish is sweet and very smooth.

O: I wouldn't call this a blueberry beer. I wouldn't know it except I poured the bottle. More pine in the nose. Blueberry in the taste but only a hint.

Photo of kmo1030
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours a pale yellow color with a moderate white head that fades to a ring.
the aroma is of sweet blueberry, nothing else.
the flavor is dominated by blueberry also. there are touches of grainy malt mid-tongue, and maybe just after that the faintest whisper of and hebral/citrus hop flavor. the aftertaste is again dominated by blueberry. it's not sticky sweet or anything, just pervasive. mostly realistic blueberry flavor.
the mouthfeel is a little thin, with fairly active carbonation.
the drinkability is good. it's refreshing, and tasty. something easy for a warm day.

Photo of BenznBeer
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Applebee’s in Fall River, MA, served in a weizen glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is loaded heavily with the smell of blueberry. There’s a little bit of wheat and hops. I thought it smelled a lot like blueberry syrup.

T: A very sweet blueberry flavor completely dominates the taste. There’s also some wheat flavor and a little bit of hops to compliment the sweetness. The malt character is faint. The after-taste is sweet and fruity.

M: Crisp, very smooth, light body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish was slick.

D: Tasty but too sweet for me, not filling at all, goes down easy, it’s not quite the kind of beer that I would want to stick with but it’s better than a macro, which were the only other choices other than Sam Adams & Sam Adams seasonal.

Photo of Patlee3324
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Maximusmaximus
3.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a popular beer style around where I'm from, although I don't really understand it. Blueberry ale. Maybe it's popular everywhere and I just don't know, but around here, there's some restaurants and bars that will dump a spoonfull of the berries into the beer and you can watch them rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise and fall... I've never been too interested in this kind of entertainment so I have normally stayed away from this beer-style. However, a friend left a few in the fridge and I figured; free beer is good beer, right? Why not review it?

Pours like everything you've ever seen. It's the color of Coors Light and has the head of Rolling Rock. What's lacing? The flavor is refreshing and admittedly pleasant. It's very sweet and very well carbonated. It might be related to a sparkling fruit wine, distant cousins or something. After half a bottle, the sweetness starts to get sticky and the buzz barely there. Perfect beer for sweet-beer loving, session drinkers.

Interestingly, this just might be the best fruit-beer on the planet. It is smooth. It is tasty. It is pretty to look at. It goes down easily. But most importantly, it is not bad. The few fruit beers I've personally tasted have been bad at best. This is drinkable stuff, as drinkable as any adjunct lager, especially if you like sweet-tasting things.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mountdew1
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The head disappiated very quickly, with a little ring around the glass left throughout the drink. Color is a very light yellowish amber. The smell of blueberry hit me as soon as I popped the cap. I could almost taste it when breathing the air around the beer. A little bit of bitterness to the tail end of the sip, but I could still taste the blueberry over that. The flavor sat on my tounge a little longer than I like. Not a bad beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.