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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

391 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 58 | 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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Ratings: 391 | Reviews: 143
Photo of jwps214
4.09/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Filtered wheat....not much to look at.
Huge real berry nose
Touch of light cereal grains, and real blueberry jam flavor
Lighter mouthfeel....pretty standard session feel
Very surprised by this beer. Not sickeningly sweet. No fake candy flavor. Great rendition of a fruit beer

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Duff_Man
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bogdawg
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of REEK
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vapegawd
2.97/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Hello BeerAdvocates... Welcome to my review of Wachusett Blueberry Ale. My first impression of this beer was obviously the bottle design. Very simple with a picture of blueberries seemingly still on the branch. And a slogan "The aroma is balanced by a subtle blueberry flavor." I have to say.. The description fits. The aroma is very intense but doesn't come off as artificial, which I love. The look of the beer is extremely light , identical to bud light , with virtually no head , if one does poke up it is thin and bright white . The beer goes down smooth, too smoth. I feel like I'm drinking water . Despite the lack of flavor in the start, Wachusett successfully accomplishes their subtle finish which I have to admit is very nice. Overall a "meh" beer.

Photo of lambpasty
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of trippnwo
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarateShow
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Jguthpsu
3.65/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Watcanz
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of DHarv
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Tried a bottle of it on a hot day, very light and very subtle blueberry flavor, I thought it was good.

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rcaisse
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Denzo
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Brenden
2.82/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm a little surprised by the reviews, as I've never seen Wachusett until my extended stay in NY and word of mouth for this beer is good.

It's a very pale beer that appears white gold on the pour and turns out be to somewhere between white and gold, pure and polished with absolute clarity. It pours like a soda, the head fizzing away quickly without really having chance to settle very much, though it lays down a layer and puts some spotting on the glass.
The nose really does have a lot of blueberry. It doesn't seem natural, being only sweet and seeming like a blueberry flavoring syrup, but it is good until the blueberry fades and grains come in.
The taste is not so pleasant, and it's a bit of a surprise. Wheat hits with an initial twang and then goes much too grainy, and blueberry gives me a little but it's mostly sour before going almost (not quite) vegetal.
The feel is also unpleasant, attempting crispness to start off then dropping off and getting slick. It feels creepy, honestly, until halfway through when the slickness fortunately dies away.
I've liked a few beers from Wachusett, so this one surprises me. At least now I understand the scores, though.

Photo of deonreds
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of palealeale
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JessaR
4.6/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Chamby1457
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%

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Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.