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Wachusett Blueberry Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

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388 Ratings

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-28-2001

This ale defines the style. A slight aroma of blueberry, balanced by a subtle flavor that gets fermented into this delicious wheat ale.
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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a pale, crystal clear, watery yellow color with a thin, lignt, white head that is low profile and barely holding together. Aromas of light sweet and tart blueberry, and it actually smells like the fruit instead of syrupy like some blueberry brews. Toasted grains and cereal make up the initial flavor, as well as the backbone of the palate, with a roasted feel towards the end of it. The blueberry tart and sweet drops in subtly about half way across the tongue, giving a lightness and decent blending to the flavors. The aftertaste kind of crashes down to minimal and muddled, which is a letdown from the consistency to this point. The finish is tangy and tart, but very brief overall. This beer started good out of the gate, but unfortunately came up lame around turn 3.

Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When i poured this one into a pint glass, it has a gold color body with a little fizzy white head. The smell is of blueberrys with not much else. The taste is of blueberry with some grain on the back of the tongue. The mouth feel is very carbonated, and is a easy drinker. Overall it is a average fruit beer IMO.

Photo of Goldfishman
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of JerseyKirk
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of OtherShoe2
2.53/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Photo of EvanWilliams
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of AndrewM90
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of vado
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of jaasen64
3.04/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Golden, light penetrates easily. Less then a finger of head, practically no lacing.

S- Very strong smell of blueberries. Smells exactly like a blueberry muffin.

T- Blueberry Taste very apparent and overpowering.

M- Lots of carbonation, tastes kind of like a blueberry flavored soda. Not too hard to drink.

O- If you are a fan of blueberries and like sweet, fruity beers then I would recommend this beer to you. I wasnt that big of a fan, but it wasn't terrible. Probably won't purchase this beer again.

Photo of mbs11
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Gregwa
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of cashbrook
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of nate1357
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brokentee
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of RoryOMoore
5/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of codon2004
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ZacharyJ
2/5  rDev -40.3%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.