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Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

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380 Ratings

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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 44 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.1%

odbjs735, May 07, 2012
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1.2/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell colored head into an english pub glass that settled to a thin ring. i didn't stick around for the whole beer to see if it lasted though. the body was a bubbly, bright gold color.
s - blueberry pie if it wasn't made with blueberries. hint of breadiness.
t - same as the aroma.
m - very thin and clean.
o - gross, i poured it down the drain.

GPHarris, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of bspain5
1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

bspain5, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of carndog
1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

carndog, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Doomclaw
1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

Doomclaw, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Johnct
1.72/5  rDev -48.7%

Johnct, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of John_Squires
1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

John_Squires, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Nikxed58
1.76/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

The first time I had this was 2 years ago back in college, with no real recollection of it. This time, I am properly tasting and drinking it, poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - pours a unique color similar to ginger ale or a white wine. It's kind of light colored with carbonation always floating back up. I think this is a bit weird because there was maybe a millimeter of head.

S - there's a strong scent of blueberry, as should be obvious. The smell is similar to a blueberry yogurt: that artificial blueberry scent with sugars. You won't find real blueberries smelling like this.

T - the flavor in my first sip was underwhelming and it stayed consistently underwhelming throughout. There is the tiniest blueberry taste that is hard to point out, and not much else in there. The beer tastes a bit like seltzer water.

M - mouth feel is very light with lots of carbonation. The carbonation feeling lends itself to drinking a soda or that seltzer mentioned above, with a slight tingle on the tongue.

O - not an enjoyable beer at all. It smells good and that really got my hopes up, but the taste did not deliver. Lacking in flavor with a less than impressive mouth feel, I would not drink this again.

Nikxed58, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Bendurgin
1.8/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Kevin hooked me up with this one as spoils from his wedding. Thanks! Poured into a pint glass. Pour is clear light yellow with a thin fizzy white head. I could smell blueberry immediately when I opened the bottle. It's as if I released trapped blueberries! Now that I've put it in the glass I can hardly smell it. I get a faint aroma of blueberry with pale malts and grains. Ugh! I did not enjoy that first sip. It reminds me of a pale macro with a forced blueberry flavor. which is way to sweet. It's kind of sickeningly sweet. This is what I would imagine blue play dough to taste like. The real struggle with this for me is that I can't else other than a weak blueberry flavor followed by sticky sweetness. The mouth feel isn't bad. It's light, but the flavors ruin this for me.

Bendurgin, Sep 08, 2010
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1.98/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A few bottles of this to try out with wife. 12oz bottled poured into pint glass.

A: Almost clear light yellow. Decent head, not much lacing. Looks like a light beer.

S: Fake blueberry, very putting off. Chemically created blueberry muffin at best..

T: Not really blueberry, moreso a bad cherry jolly rancher. Incredibly watered down and some grain, no hops.

M: Waterlike, thin and dull.

D: This is not good on its own or with a meal, have had many other better blueberry ales.

Not recommended. Truthfully one of the worst beers Ive had in quite some time.

marcpal, May 09, 2008
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

heather625, Jul 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

ZacharyJ, Nov 20, 2011
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

DNAdrop, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of bjoyce12
2.23/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Not a hint of blueberry. Nice aroma, but very carbonated, very light appearance, and as I stated, not even a hint of blueberry. Going to stick with Sea Dog Blueberry or even better Dark Horse Blueberry Stout(if I can find it). Not worth buying even for a lawnmower beer.

bjoyce12, Oct 26, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

blknikon, May 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

gibsonflip, Aug 29, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

cciquera01, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of necoadam
2.42/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow, a blueberry ale without blueberries! Pours out a pale clear yellow color with some decent carbonation visible and stays with you for a little bit.

Smell consisted of some malts and hops with a slight whiff of blueberries. I would of liked to see more of a blueberry aroma, but it just wasn't there.

Taste was also on the light side. Wheat/grain-like taste rides along the palate for the entire time. There's perhaps a split second where some blueberries show up, but it was a sad attempt.

Mouthfeel was very thin and light bodied. Some ok carbonation. Finished quite clean.

After finishing this and reading this was a blueberry ale, I just had to laugh. Did someone forgot to add the blueberries in this batch? Pass on this one...

necoadam, Oct 07, 2004
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2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a growler purchased at Skibbo's Beer distributor into a pilsner glass.

The beer poured a clear yellow similar to a Bud Light with minimal head and almost no lacing at all.

The smell was great. It smelled like the blueberry filling used to bake a blueberry pie.

The taste was completely off from the smell. Minimal blueberry sweetness with overpowering sour taste. Not impressed.

The beer was light and crisp, with not too much carbonation. The sour taste left my tongue feeling like I had just eaten a sour apple candy.

I enjoyed the smell but the taste ruined it for me and the taste is what it is all about. I dont recommend it but I would probably try it in the bottle just to see if maybe I got a bad batch.

hyland24, Mar 24, 2008
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2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. No lace, but I'm impressed that this retains a ring of slight foam for so long. The troubling part is why the beer was in the pint for so long.

This is blueberry beer, but it is very hard to get a malt profile on this one. Big berry aroma, like the dried ones you get in cereal. If you get some light malt, it is just a whiff.

Blueberry up front, which works. The rest of this beer is a mess. Some malt, soda water, a peppery hint, lightly sour grain, and light bitter and blueberry to finish.

Very light bodied. A little fizzy.

Part of a 12 pack mix. Not worth having again.

OtherShoe2, Jan 29, 2012
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2.48/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

App: The body is a transparent golden color and the head is a good 2" of white suds.
Sm: Oddly reminds me of pesto or oregano; Deeply herbal in that sense. Notably there is an absence of any fruity aroma.
TaMf: Dingey ale, more pesto.. waaay over-carbonated. *shrugs*

A. The blueberry is hidden underneath a confusingly herbal taste.

B. The herbal taste in an ale is a turn-off.

Da: Nil. This is a total dud.

MrSeth, Apr 09, 2006
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Doomcifer, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Jason
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Jason, Aug 20, 2003
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
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Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
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