Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

381 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 46 | 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)
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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.

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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.

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Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.