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Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

315 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.81%


Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-28-2001)
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a growler of this at Skibbo's Discount Beer & Soda in the Bronx on 5/3 and waited till the last glass(4) until I penned this here review.

A: Poured a slightly hazed copper with minimal head.

S: Nose was a subtle blueberry boquet.

T: Good mix of medium hops and namesake flavor.

M: At first is thick but becomes waterery with time.

D: Quite easy on the pallet but would like to try again to see if sharper.

Serving type: growler

05-05-2008 14:33:05 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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Moxley

New York

3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a light, crisp ale with a strong blueberry smell. What's disappointing is that you don't get the blueberry flavors like you'd think you would judging from the smell. It had strong, sour citrus flavors that finished sweet.

It pours very clear with an almost non-existent head and no lacing.

What I liked about this beer was the aftertaste. I don't know if that's very common, but I enjoyed savoring the flavor after drinking it more so then while it was in my mouth.

It should definitely be considered a session beer, and probably pairs nicely with fruit desserts and summer afternoons.

Mouthfeel is clean and light.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2008 03:13:33 | More by Moxley
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hyland24

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2008 02:52:00 | More by hyland24
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

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

Had this beer on tap in a 22 oz. glass. Golden straw in color with thin white head. The smell of the beer was blueberries all the way. The taste on the other hand only had a hint of blueberry which was a little disappointing. Over all though it was a good beer and i enjoyed it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2014 15:24:03 | More by Rhf9120
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dicookie

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I thought this beer was cool and crisp overall, with strong aromas reminiscent of blueberries, a fair amount of carbonation, and light blueberry flavor. The blueberry smell was a great deal stronger than the flavor. The flavors of the malted grain overpowered the blueberry in my opinion, but they positively added to the scent. A good go-to beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 20:24:32 | More by dicookie
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Huffs

New York

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams glass and a nice dense white head developed which had great retention and lacing for a lighter beer. Appearance was a golden / straw color with a slight haze. Aroma was very fruity and definitely of blueberry. Almost a cake like aroma. Tasted of blueberry with hints of wheat and grain. Very light mouthfeel with a light, almost sweet aftertaste.

Serving type: can

10-06-2013 20:32:40 | More by Huffs
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Nikxed58

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 17:24:59 | More by Nikxed58
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden color with a moderate sized white head.

Smells like a blueberry muffin. This is the best part of the beer.

Tastes- As advertised. Blueberries is the main flavor and there is a hint of bready malts but subtle in comparison to the blueberry.

Mouthfeel-This is my problem with this beer, great smell, decent taste, but it is for the most part kind of watery and light.

Overall- Decent fruit beer. Nothing that will knock your socks off but a dect beer if you want some fruitiness and its easy to find on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 05:45:21 | More by Brew_42
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

had this one down at my brothers house a couple years ago

a couple of these turned into 2 cases for the road home

I've had this bear piss warm and it was almost as good as ice cold

it smells like a nice blue berry muffin just cooked not an all the time go to beer

but a crowd pleaser if you're into the fruits

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 11:46:24 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-golden color with a smallish white head which quickly dissipates with no lacing

S-grainy malt, blueberry

T-blueberry, but artificial tasting, some grainy malt with little or no hop character

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry with no aftertaste

O-crisp, clean and generally inoffensive, but one dimensional

Serving type: can

07-04-2013 15:51:45 | More by MDDMD
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale straw color. One finger head.

S- Grainy, grassy, and (yes) blueberries. Sweet as well. Fruit smell is the difference maker from this just smelling like an American lager.

T- Sweet, tart blueberries, with a grainy, malty backbone. Just like a blueberry pancake! Not bitter. Very clean tasting.

M- Light to Medium mouthfeel; not too dry. Initial sip is watery. It's easy to drink for sure, but just a little too much carbination is my only complaint.

*Overall this is a nice beer that is easy on the drinking and pleasant in taste. This is good with a few fresh or frozen blueberries to enhance the flavor. They also look cool and they move up and down in the glass.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 23:11:56 | More by ThomasMetal75
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Straw yellow, perfect clarity. Creamy white head settles quickly. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Lots of blueberry on the nose with an uninspired bready and wheaty malt base. Flat, ghost-like hops. Very one-dimensional.

T: Pretty much the same as the nose. A strong pull of blueberry front and center, and a weak base of wheaty and bready malts. Nondescript hop bitterness just for a touch of balance. Wheat and blueberry finish.

M: Light in body. Somewhat fluffy and creamy, though it does come across a touch watery. Light scrubbing carbonation.

O: A very bland and lifeless wheat-based fruit beer. Not worth a second look. It sells well enough for them though, so in that regard "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I guess.

Serving type: can

03-23-2013 18:03:28 | More by ryan1788a5
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This will be the first of many New England salutes by The CANQuest (TM) this weekend, following Winter Storm Nemo. I was in Rhode Island last weekend, visiting my buddy, attending the Albany Devs/PVD B's game and getting my picture taken at the Inaugural RI Brewfest, held at the Pawtucket Armory. I am glad that it was last weekend and another trip is in the offing this spring.

From the CAN: "Ale with Natural Blueberry Flavor Added"; "100% Endlessly Recyclable CAN"; "Pack It In, Pack It Out"; "Enjoy with friends [undersigned the brewer]".

The Crack & Glug released a cloud of blueberry odor into the air. As I was sitting in my kitchen, I was put in mind of blueberry pancakes. I had a brief finger of fizzing bone-white head with low retention. Out, out, brief head! Color was a bright sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. There was really no need for me to hold it up to my nose, but I did anyway and got a whiff of full-on blueberry. Yum! Moutfeel was medium and the taste was nowhere near as sweet as the nose had led me to expect. Frankly, I was thankful as I am not big on sweet anything, especially beer. It tasted more like blueberry pie, slightly biscuity with a mild berry tartness. I love blueberry pie and so by extension, I really liked this beer. It would probably be better on a hot summer's day, but still ... The other thing that I might recommend is something that I have seen at BOS Beew Works - thaw some frozen blueberries and put them into the beer for an added shot of blueberry.

Serving type: can

02-09-2013 18:32:47 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is bursting with blueberries, some sweetness. Taste is slightly tart, the berries not nearly as strong as the aroma, pretty refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 00:43:38 | More by tone77
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Maximusmaximus

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 04:31:23 | More by Maximusmaximus
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This was an OK beer. A little hint of blueberry in the aroma and taste. Yellow color, pretty think white head. Not persistent. Seemed a bit too carbonated, at least for me. It was an enjoyable enough drink, but not something I would go out of my way for. The underlying beer is nothing remarkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 06:17:35 | More by LeRose
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bjoyce12

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 20:31:13 | More by bjoyce12
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 2$

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an above average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, blueberry pie filling, corn

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with blueberries and some corn. There is also a bit of hop bitterness and some faint citrus. It ends with a blueberry/grainy aftertaste.

Overall – I've had far worse fruit beer that this one. The blueberries really remind me of eating pie of blueberry pie. Maybe a tad artificial tasting, but still pretty decent. If you like blueberries, give this one a try for novelty sake.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 23:49:45 | More by spinrsx
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claspada

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light gold color, with a medium white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

The aromas begin with, no surprise, the smell of blueberry, but not real blueberry, more artificial like blueberry candy. There’s a little bit of sourish wheat and and some lighter pale malt sweetness.

The tastes begin with very sweet blueberry flavor completely dominates. As it warms you get a little more from the base beer including some wheat maltiness and generic base malt sweetness. The malt character is faint.

The mouthfeel is light in body with medium-to-high carbonation. The finish was crisp, clean and slightly watery. Could have used more wheat malt in the base beer to add some more fullness to the finish.

Overall it isn't horrible but it's a bit too sweet and artificially tasting. Mouthfeel is also too light and pilsnery for my liking. Base beer needs tweating to balance the sweet blueberry flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 17:54:14 | More by claspada
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a wheat ale glass in Seekonk MA. From notes consumed on 10-8-2012.

A fourteen carat gold body, quite clear, with lively carbonation. Head is presented about a finger deep with a very bright white and also a real creamy appearance. Beer is also served with floating blueberries in the glass though.

Nose brings some light blueberries sort of canned smelling, even a little bit of a powdery yeast bent also. Not too bad.

Palate hits with very light malts, but not much beer like backbone. Creamy blueberry fruit character hits in the finish just barely, but with some toasty grain qualities. Mouthfeel actually has a bit of pleasant creamy character as well, but a little thin.

Overall not too bad, a fairly enjoyable fruit beer, although I wish they would stop serving these things in places with blueberries in them.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 22:45:24 | More by smakawhat
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GPHarris

Alabama

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.

Serving type: can

07-03-2012 14:32:37 | More by GPHarris
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You know what it's time for...yes, boys and girls...yet another piece of the puzzle entitled "Free Beers From Work"!

Pours a very pale orange with a bit of haze. Small spritzy white head becomes a ring quite quickly eventually dissipating to just about nothing.

A decent, authentic blueberry scent - not particularly strong or complex but pleasant enough.

Taste is similar, it's all about the blueberries but it's not overly sweet, decent flavor and doesn't come off as artificial. Not much else to it other than some bready malts, graininess, maybe a touch of sweeter caramel malts. Not bad, kinda boring.

Decent mouthfeel, a bit thin with some spritzy carbonation.

Really not bad, doesn't stimulate the senses much, but wouldn't mind having it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 13:09:47 | More by Chico1985
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip. Pours a golden straw color, no head, just a bit of lacing. Smell is actually pretty nice. Its a crisp blueberry malt. Not overly artificial, but somewhat mellow. The taste is very very mellow...I taste blueberry and malts. Very light and very mild. Overall, its average at best, but its an ok Blueberry Ale. Meh..

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 22:39:22 | More by DrinkSlurm
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly a clear yellow with a one-finger, quickly dissipating bright white head. Aroma of blueberry, bread, some could even say blueberry bread, or muffin, or pancake. Really tasty bready brew. Nice blueberry notes to go with the great bread character and a bit of wheat as well. No overwhelming fake blueberry taste. Crisp and refreshing. This is a very good fruit beer, especially for blueberry fans. It accomplishes its goals.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 01:41:12 | More by uustal
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 15:55:29 | More by ExtraStout
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Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.