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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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MistaC

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Translucent/transparent; fairly light in color...not as clear as a macro, but not as light blocking as a hefe. Definate formation a crisp, white head which fails to laste, leaving a clean, yet dissipating lacing.

S: Profound blueberry smell. Not the smell of the fresh wild blueberries in my back yard, but even the semi fresh/semi artificial smell is appreciated and solid. Light grain background supplements the fruity aroma.

T: The light taste of sweet grainy malt mixes with the blueberry flavor with is less prevalent than in the aroma.

M: Smooth, light mouthfeel. Just about what one would expect from a beer of this clarity and color, if not a tad creamier, particularly upon the swallow.

D: One of my preferred "6-man" beers. I might not start this beer, but he's likely first off of the bench. A nice change in the session from a more typical brew. Not very hoppy, and the sweetness does not come from the malt...so an interesting beer to add into the mix.

A must try for at least once to experience an interesting blueberry beer. Perhaps not tops for those who appreciate a more traditional, natural flavor, but a solid fruity beer for those who may not appreciate others such as various lambics.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 08:06:12 | More by MistaC
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Joe_Grizzly

New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

had this one down at my brothers house a couple years ago

a couple of these turned into 2 cases for the road home

I've had this bear piss warm and it was almost as good as ice cold

it smells like a nice blue berry muffin just cooked not an all the time go to beer

but a crowd pleaser if you're into the fruits

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 11:46:24 | More by Joe_Grizzly
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nemesismajor

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For what it is a light beer meant for a hot summer day it is perfect. A pleasant aroma of blueberry. Followed by a delicious proportion of blueberry. I understand that a dark beer connoisseurs die hard would not enjoy the light fruit flavored beverage. If its a nice summer day and I don't want a heavy beer this would be excellent.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 05:41:55 | More by nemesismajor
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear, gold in color, high carbonation, one inch head

Smell: blueberries

Taste: semi-sweet blueberries and a touch of grass

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, crisp, sweet

Drinkability: One of my two favorite blueberry beers out there. I could have a six. Super sessionable. The blueberry taste does not seem artificial.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 16:09:04 | More by tigg924
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Brad007

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma has a nice amount of blueberry in the nose. It's also a bit floral as well. Smells like a wheat beer underneath.

Taste starts out with a nice touch of blueberry that is followed by grainy wheat malt afterward. Smooth and blueberry isn't cloying.

Mouthfeel is full of the lingering blueberry and wheat malt flavors. Smooth and easy to drink. Goes down good.

Not bad. Feels just right when it comes to the blueberry as it doesn't overwhelm the rest of the beer. It's light and crisp and nice for a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 21:14:54 | More by Brad007
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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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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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uustal

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly a clear yellow with a one-finger, quickly dissipating bright white head. Aroma of blueberry, bread, some could even say blueberry bread, or muffin, or pancake. Really tasty bready brew. Nice blueberry notes to go with the great bread character and a bit of wheat as well. No overwhelming fake blueberry taste. Crisp and refreshing. This is a very good fruit beer, especially for blueberry fans. It accomplishes its goals.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 01:41:12 | More by uustal
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sloejams

California

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tap sample at the brewery

Their best selling beer, the Blueberry has a very subtle fruit flavor. Generally, I'm not too big on fruity American beers (I do like me some lambics though). There is very little sweetness in the fruit and the wheat finish ends things very crisp and smooth. It's a pleasure to drink this in the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2006 20:26:55 | More by sloejams
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TrevorGW

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Not much head retention, which is a let-down.

Light color. It's not blue!

The aroma is nice and exciting ... very funky blueberry. Certainly gets your attention.

The taste is a pretty strong blueberry flavor. Not a lot of hop presence ... mostly a wet and sweet experience.

Overall, it is very refreshing and I find myself wanting a second pint. For some reason I feel like most fruit beers like this are always better on tap. Magic Hat #9 and some pumpkin beers come to mind in this regard. This blueberry is the same ... get it on tap! Try it!

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2008 18:19:58 | More by TrevorGW
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brokentee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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complexnomenclature

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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EvanWilliams

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Mikecap

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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PorterBoy14

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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cashbrook

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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hiker1701a

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-21-2011 22:54:24 | More by Burt
Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
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