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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

337 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | 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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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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anaids

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

02-19-2014 14:19:05 | More by anaids
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ZacharyJ

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.3%

11-20-2011 22:09:37 | More by ZacharyJ
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bspain5

New York

1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

07-06-2012 23:34:45 | More by bspain5
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Basshooker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -10.4%

09-05-2013 00:32:44 | More by Basshooker
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.4%

03-02-2012 17:09:05 | More by seanh99
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LPorter33

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Single bottle from Martignetti's.

Appearance = Pretty sub-par looking. Not much different from a weak looking macro lager. Clear straw colored. Not much head at all, weak lacing. nothing going for it.

Smell = Nice, crisp, natural blueberry flavor. With a neat bit of toasted grain and malt coming through also. Can't complain about this at all.

Taste = This is a really good tasting fruit beer. The blueberry is not overwhelming in the least but it's there, noticable, and natural tasting. It's complimented very well by spices that make a definite presence: Yum..This is almost like a great pumpkin ale. There's cinnamon and nutmeg that goes really well with the blueberry. This is like a spicy, blueberry pie that's not overly sweet in the least. Great job, Wachusett.

Overall = An awesome blueberry ale. Extremely drinkable and tasty. Not overwhelming in any way.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2006 01:14:36 | More by LPorter33
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MrSeth

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2006 02:14:08 | More by MrSeth
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

07-18-2012 01:58:55 | More by ErrandWolfe
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jski

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-27-2012 22:27:09 | More by jski
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-23-2013 20:05:00 | More by Botulizard
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Estarrio

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz bottle given to me by my father-in-law. We've enjoyed a few of these over the years. Blueberry ales seem to be rather prolific in New England...so much so that I consider it to be a style of its own.

Pours a clear, light brass color with a thick white head. The two finger head dissipates over time, leaving wispy, white lacings. This is surprisingly light for a blueberry ale.

Sweet grain, dough and a touch of yeast are absolutely buried by the aroma of blueberry pancakes. If you are looking for a touch of blueberry flavor in your beer, then leave this one on the shelf.

Grain husks and a suggestion of hops are perceivable in the flavor until the sweet storm of blueberries take over. Finishes dry.

This brew is light bodied with ample, pleasing carbonation. This is a quaffable lawn mower beer that can certainly provide some summer cookout enjoyment. In terms of quality, it is just too one-dimensional to warrant higher scores.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 22:06:47 | More by Estarrio
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joshtrich

New York

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

04-21-2012 01:46:57 | More by joshtrich
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PorterBoy14

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-30-2012 22:49:46 | More by PorterBoy14
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Admiraldinty

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Pickadilly Pub. Unfortunately this beer was about two months past its prime. The waitress claimed it wasn't a big seller. Poured a pale amber with a minimal head. Blueberry smell (just a blueberry flavoring) is quite strong. That's really the only aroma that's detectable apart from the grainy beer smell. Tastes mildly of blueberries - not overpowering. Fairly crisp. Ends on the dry side. Of the two blueberry flavored beers I've reviewed this is the better. Nonetheless, it's nothing to write home about. Just tastes like an average beer with a bit of fake blueberry flavoring.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2003 03:08:38 | More by Admiraldinty
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JerseyKirk

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 19:44:53 | More by JerseyKirk
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Vogey77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-25-2013 00:14:37 | More by Vogey77
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EkimGram

New York

3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very light and thin amber/wheat colour. Translucent. Thin head, pretty carbonated.

Smell: Much blueberries, almost instantly when poured into a pint glass.

Taste: Very slight hint of blueberries, definitely not as much as found in the smell. There is a slight bitterness to the aftertaste, maybe a little bit of hops.

Mouthfeel: Very clean, light, and refreshing. There is a decent amount of carbonation that lingers.

Drinkability: Definitely drinkable. This was consumed at room temperature, may be tastier and more refreshing at a cooler temperature. Would be great during the warmer part of the year.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 16:55:18 | More by EkimGram
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-21-2013 21:01:56 | More by Userme59
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-25-2014 17:28:31 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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Chadbrew

Delaware

2.58/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Very pale, much more so than I would have thought, some minor lacing and no head after the pour.
Aroma - I can't really pick out anything beyond the blueberry.
Taste - It tastes just like crunchberries!
Mouthfeel - A little too thin for my tastes. This would have been a better beer with more body.
Drinkability - I think this is still all in all a pretty OK drinkable beer, refreshing.
I hope this review doesn't seem overly critical but I have had better representations of this style and this one just seems very safe and boring.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2005 09:36:53 | More by Chadbrew
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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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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-17-2013 01:57:11 | More by jefftuck47
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KSather

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-01-2012 20:28:14 | More by KSather
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

12-18-2013 00:06:24 | More by ptarmigan98
Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.