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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

366 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 35 | 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 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 FMJ921
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

FMJ921, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Tatuchris
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Tatuchris, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

BeerMeister8, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Boston_Steve, May 28, 2014
Photo of Remdog
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Remdog, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of sweisel80
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

sweisel80, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Gavage
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow color with a 1" head that falls quickly. No lacing develops. Very light carbonation levels.

Smell: blueberry is easily detectable.

Taste: malt levels are light and the blueberry is not offensive all. Mild bitterness, bit of grass, and an overall dryness rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: mildly crisp at the start, smoother towards the finish. Very dry throughout. Light in body.

Drinkability: not voerly exciting, and I found this to be a bit to dry and not as refreshing as expected. Fruit flavor is nice, but one of these in a session suffices for me.

Gavage, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of Yallnumbskulls
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Yallnumbskulls, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Glev91
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Glev91, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Acronin3
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Acronin3, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

DerwinWentworth, May 25, 2012
Photo of Damian
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at Penguin Pizza, Boston, MA

Poured a pale straw yellow with no head but only a thin film of white froth. Rather macro-like in appearance.

The aroma was astounding. Blueberries, blueberries and more blueberries. I could smell the beer from nearly two feet away. Freshly pureed blueberries, to be specific. There might have been other subtle aromas in this brew but they were most definitely overshadowed by the overwhelming fruitiness (and that was perfectly fine by me).

The taste however was disappointing. Some husky maltiness came through up front, along with a faint, artificial blueberry flavor. Crisp, lemony and tart in the center. The beer finished quite sour and dry with some noticeable skunkiness.

Mouthfeel was very thin with an excessive amount of carbonation. The beer turned to instant froth once it hit my tongue.

Drinkability was good. This is a light and refreshing brew, perfect for drinking on a hot summer day. It may not be the most flavorful beer in the world, but it is rather quaffable.

Damian, May 22, 2008
Photo of Zombill
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Zombill, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Brianmerrilyn, May 05, 2008
Photo of thebuck
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

thebuck, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Brewsed, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of AndrewM90
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

AndrewM90, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

BigCheese, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of ACarp
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ACarp, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of raydas
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

raydas, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of linusbwell
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first ever fruit beer!

Very light yellow. White head.

Smells like, well, blueberries with a mild yeast aroma.

Flavor is blueberry as well, but somehow artificial.

Very drinkable, but not sure I could really drink a LOT of this beer over the course of the night.

linusbwell, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of yoroxanne
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

yoroxanne, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of chalkda01
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

chalkda01, Feb 23, 2013
Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.