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Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

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366 Ratings

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of claspada
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

claspada, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Chadhodgdon
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Chadhodgdon, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Tundruth
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Tundruth, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Satchboogie
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Satchboogie, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

smakawhat, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of brokenbones5200
4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

brokenbones5200, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of ms11781
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of cjac
3/5  rDev -10.2%

cjac, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of GreatGooglyMynt
3/5  rDev -10.2%

GreatGooglyMynt, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Abbynvm
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Abbynvm, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of ErrandWolfe
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of DavidHamilton
3/5  rDev -10.2%

DavidHamilton, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Dizzy242
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Dizzy242, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of bspain5
1.25/5  rDev -62.6%

bspain5, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
1.2/5  rDev -64.1%
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 magictalkngtacos
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

magictalkngtacos, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of LCannon4
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

LCannon4, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of KK5150
5/5  rDev +49.7%

KK5150, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of KSather
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

KSather, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of ahbaggins
3/5  rDev -10.2%

ahbaggins, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Yallnumbskulls
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Yallnumbskulls, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

milkbone_underwear, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Chico1985
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Chico1985, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of Glev91
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Glev91, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of jakealt
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

jakealt, Jun 09, 2012
Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.