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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

360 Ratings
THE BROS
60
poor

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 34 | 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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FMJ921

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-19-2014 00:07:41 | More by FMJ921
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Tatuchris

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-06-2013 19:15:33 | More by Tatuchris
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-13-2013 18:05:25 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-28-2014 16:32:12 | More by Boston_Steve
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-12-2014 13:35:32 | More by Remdog
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-31-2012 15:01:21 | More by sweisel80
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

08-16-2006 23:46:47 | More by Gavage
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-25-2012 00:56:30 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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Glev91


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-12-2012 01:00:31 | More by Glev91
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-25-2012 23:37:50 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

05-22-2008 03:55:01 | More by Damian
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Zombill

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

06-28-2014 17:00:57 | More by Zombill
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

05-05-2008 14:33:05 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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thebuck


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-05-2012 02:41:37 | More by thebuck
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-04-2012 19:03:44 | More by Brewsed
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AndrewM90

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-28-2012 01:27:30 | More by AndrewM90
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-05-2012 02:56:53 | More by BigCheese
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ACarp

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-07-2014 22:07:51 | More by ACarp
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raydas

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-14-2013 21:48:56 | More by raydas
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linusbwell

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

08-19-2010 16:54:44 | More by linusbwell
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yoroxanne

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-30-2012 02:57:09 | More by yoroxanne
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chalkda01

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-23-2013 19:15:53 | More by chalkda01
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KSather

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-17-2012 20:54:34 | More by Tundruth
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Andy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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

05-16-2002 20:09:21 | More by Andy
Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.