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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

348 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | 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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gentlebubbles

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap at Redbone's bestowed by the beer wheel

Very pretty pale gold with creamy, fluffy white head that leaves lovely laddering on the glass.

Overwhelming blueberry aroma, and taste? Lemme guess: blueberry, blueberry, blueberry, blueberry...I want a bowl of Froot Loops.

Somewhere buried in there is a perfectly decent pale ale, with a light toasty malt and lemony hops that support the fruitiness quite well.

Thin-bodied with crisp carbonation.

Erm. Not for me, thanks. But if you like blueberry flavor without excessive sweetness, you might like this a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2005 23:47:32 | More by gentlebubbles
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

have had a six-pack over a couple of days and it is starting to grow on me after an initial negative reaction. It pours very plae gold in color with a thin, bubbly head. I love blueberries and the aroma is rich in them. The flavor is of extremely milds hops and (of course) strong in blueberries. While I like the flavor, I just can;t find it very drinkable because it is so sweet/fruity and must move on to other beers after a bottle or two everytime.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2004 23:33:22 | More by MuddyFeet
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necoadam

Connecticut

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...

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2004 15:16:27 | More by necoadam
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aquatonex

New York

4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium amber, partly cloudy. Blueberries dominate the smell, it's like baking blueberry muffins. Also, malt is noticeable in the nose. Taste is creamy malts plus a solid punch of blueberries. Very natural, real tasting blueberry, not a candy-like taste at all. Not very sweet at all, just captures the essence. Mouthfeel is quite good, a crisp solid brew. If you like blueberries, get this beer!

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2004 03:44:11 | More by aquatonex
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masterbruewer

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden color with a moderate white head and solid lacing with light carbonation.

The smell was blueberry and a creamy/buttery scent. Kind of like a blueberry pancake.

The taste started out with a creamy malt flavor with the blueberry flavor slowly becoming more pronounced. In the the end the flavors balance very well and this ale is quite tasty.

The mouthfeel is average, but a little tart.

This is a pretty drinkable beer. The fruit flavor is present but not so much as to be sickeningly sweet after a couple.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2004 22:01:59 | More by masterbruewer
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MattFrenzy

Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Oh man... I bought a six pack of this on a whim to contrast my Victory Imperial Stout for the night, and what a nice surprise. This beer is quality, if you like fruit beers, that is. The blueberry taste is right out in front and can be a bit fake at times, but the aroma is heavenly. Sweet as can be, almost soda like. Extremely refreshing. I'll be buying more of this on hot august days.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2004 04:54:16 | More by MattFrenzy
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LarryV

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not normally a fan of fruit flavored beers, but I do think Wachusett did a good job with this brew. Pours a pale golden color with a pleasant, but not overwhelming aroma of blueberries. The head is minimal and dissipates fairly quickly. The taste is well balanced, the blueberry flavor doesn't overwhelm but mingles well with the maltiness of the beer. Quite refreshing on a hot summer day, and easy to down a few of these without getting tired of the blueberry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2004 16:56:40 | More by LarryV
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had the Wachusett Blueberry Ale out of a 12 oz bottle. Oct was notched for "freshest taste enjoy by". It tasted fresh.

The beer poured with a minimal head, but on par with this type of ale. I noticed some serious carbonation bubbles. This beer had a slight yellow color to it.

The taste is clean and crisp. The sweetness is right up for from the blueberries. There is a syrupy finish.The blueberry presence is righ there. It's not overpowering like some interpretations of this style, but its also not missing like some blueberry ales.

Not the best blueberry ale I have had to date, but good. Very drinkable beer in hot weather.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2004 01:26:27 | More by Hibernator
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on tap at Brew City, Worcester, MA.

Pint glass presentation, with a handful of blueberries seemingly thrown in. Hmm, didn't ask for them, but I guess that's their "helpful" presentation. Will try to ignore their presence for the purposes of this review. No noticeable head on this golden brew when delivered, but that may be due to berry presence, so we won't ding too hard. Slightest of pale malt and blueberry aroma, which was somewhat disappointing, would expect more from a fruit brew advertised as such. Taste is of the expected blueberries and pale malts, but overall very neutral, again, not what you would expect from a fruit brew, and I don't think it's such a good thing. Mouthfeel was ok, nothing detracting, but nothing notable either. Drinkability would be high in that you could drink lots, but tempered by the fact that I am unsure what the impetus would be to do so. Does not compare with Sea Dog's blueberry brew, which I recently enjoyed, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2004 17:39:42 | More by ppoitras
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a copper-gold topped with a one finger white head. Left bits of lacing.
Huge blueberry nose hits right away, covers everything else.
Some wheat-like graininess pokes through in the taste, the blueberry while very substantial isn't as over the top as it is in the aroma. Sweet.
Light-medium body, while it wasn't bad I wouldn't bother having this again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2004 15:50:01 | More by mschofield
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this brew in a glass after being chilled. The color is a rich orangish yellow and is very clear. A white frothy head foams up easily and fades to an edge layer quickly. Also a strong contingency of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. the aroma is some grainy malt with sweet blueberrry on the nose.
First sip reveals an average body and surprisingly mild carbonation. The flavor starts sweet blueberry and allows a little grainy malt to come through and then switches back to blueberries which leave a sweet taste in my mouth. The brew is very crisp,sweet and refreshing and I am sure I would enjoy it on a hot summer day. A tasty and not overwhelming fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2004 03:06:44 | More by sulldaddy
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StevieW

Florida

3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Sparkling golden color. Some sticky white lacing. Blueberry smell was evident from the pop of the cap. Big Fresh blueberry smell with lots of bubbling carbonation presence.
Taste was loaded with blueberries, and fairly refreshing. Hints of malt and grain under there. Kinda like a golden or blonde ale. Nicely done blueberry beer, lots of fruit flavors.Light bodied, lots of carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable at least. I kinda like the blueberry beers, and look forward to trying this one again next summer. This one is right up there with Atlantic Brewing Bar Harbor Blueberry version.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2004 12:05:22 | More by StevieW
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littlebibs

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as a gift, and it was a nice change of pace, pale
amber yellow with a nice head of white but it disappears quick.
It does have a hoppy bite and a sweet blueberry chase
that doesn't overwelm but gives this beer a nice kick. I would
recommend this beer, its mellow but refreshing and the blueberry
doesn't kill the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2003 02:00:22 | More by littlebibs
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Boto

Connecticut

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

The beer pours a straw color. There wasn't a whole lot of head to the beer. The aroma is mainly that of blueberries. Not overpowering, but not much else. A lighter body to the taste, with an up-front blueberry taste. yet not too strong. A good summertime quaff.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2003 21:19:45 | More by Boto
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like blueberries and I love beer. Then why don't I really care for this Blueberry Beer? I think the problem with this particular brew is that it doesn't taste enough like blueberries or beer, for that matter. It pours a pale gold with a thin white head. A faint whiff of blueberries mingles with a mild malty aroma. The body is thin and non-descript. A mild citrus hop bitterness reminds one of beer (weak beer). Somewhat sweet and mildly flavored throughout. Could use more blueberry, malt and hop tastes.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2003 01:39:50 | More by BeerResearcher
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2003 02:47:47 | More by Jason
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xXTequila

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Crisp and dry like a dry ginger ale with a very active carbonation.
The taste was grainy and sharp followed by the blueberry flavour.
It was alittle like putting blueberries in your cereal in the morning.
Not bad as a desert beer but I can't picture have more than one of these in a sitting.
You also should like the taste of blueberries if you are going to try this because you will be burping blueberry flavour the rest of the night.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2003 15:07:45 | More by xXTequila
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This ale poured a clear, yellow color with white foam. The smell was a strong, blueberry "Poptart" kind of smell. The taste was a sweet blueberry taste with malt and a bit of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with medium-light body and a mildly hoppy, blueberry aftertaste. This was a pretty decent blueberry beer, but a bit on the sweet side to want to drink much more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2003 20:59:48 | More by UncleJimbo
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powoo19

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried at the AOBF.. The golden look was appealing and the smell was slightly hoppy with a heavy hint of blueberry which was really appealing. The head lasted a short time ( in the 4 oz cup) and the taste was clean with a sweet taste. The aftertaste was nice as well. This is a really good beer froma really good company.Kudos!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 06:43:15 | More by powoo19
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kelticblood

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a thick foamy inch thick head that fizzed slowly and took along time to fade.Just a hint of blueberry aroma nothing overpowering.Smells very bitter and acidic with a candy overtone.The color is a hazy cloudy golden unfiltered look.The bottle says "blueberry ale with natural blueberry flavor added".I'm not really impressed with the taste.The blueberry taste seems generic and fake.A hint of hops is tasted on the finish.It tastes just like the label says A wheat ale with flavor added.A bit watery on the finish.Good carbonation with little white lacing up the glass.Not a bad beer but im not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2002 15:48:13 | More by kelticblood
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Andy

Massachusetts

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

Slightly darker than straw color. Quickly disapating head. Deep but distant blueberry aroma. Not sweet like flavor extract beers. Slight blueberry flavor upfront quickly subsides to tasteless, wheaty middle, drawn out wheat on palate. blueberries reappear in finish and mix with some bitter to balance

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2002 20:09:21 | More by Andy
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Murph

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is a light golden hue with a decent white head. Fain aromas of blueberries as well as a slightly hoppy smell. The taste starts off like a well balanced ale, malt and hops blending nicely with a bit of a nod to the latter. The blueberry flavor kicks in after a second or two. Instead of being a blueberry beer flavor though it is just pure blueberry. The beer has a good mouthfeel, rolls around the mouth nicely. A VERY drinkable beer. Nice for a long night of commited drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2001 22:13:27 | More by Murph
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Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
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