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Wachusett Summer - Wachusett Brewing Company

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124 Ratings

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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Wheat Ale with a hint of lemon. Refreshing, light & ready for the beach.

Availability: Mar - Aug

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-02-2007)
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Photo of Todd


2.1/5  rDev -36.9%

12oz brown bottle. Freshness marked as "enjoy by Aug."

Pours a very pale, straw-ish yellow colored beer, touch of haze, with scattered slow moving carbonation bubbles. Quick white foam heads dies to a translucent wispy lacing of almost nothingness.

Neutral aroma.

Light bodied with a bland feel on the palate and touch of carbonation tingle. Malt flavors are also bland, with some sweetness. Wheatiness comes through a bit, a bit cereal-like, but this too is bland. Though a touch of breadiness mingles in with some tannins as the beer warms, giving the beer some much needed character. Little hop flavor or bitterness, expect for a very watery melon / rind flavor. Touch of fruity something in there too. Hint of an herbal offering and a honey-ish note. Drying lackluster finish.

Hmm ... I guess if you wanted a beer that you didn't really have to think about and wanted to suck down your neck in the hot summer ... this could be your beer. And I get it, that's the point of this beer, but it still offers little and I hate seasonal stereotypes that lack on purpose, so I'll leave it at that.

07-28-2005 21:59:05 | More by Todd
Photo of Jason


4.15/5  rDev +24.6%

The warm weather is here in Boston ... time for some summer beer to start off with.

12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the label, good head retention and a shimmering pale golden color.

Shortbread biscuit aroma with some hints of lemon zest, clean yet fragrant.

Moderate body and fluffy palate, crisp wheat with a mild bubble gum undertone up front. Touch of lemon peel and hop bitterness are the quencher here. Nice clean and drying finish.

This is one light yet tasty summer brew, I could see getting it by the case and serve it up nice and cold.

06-09-2005 00:43:29 | More by Jason
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Photo of mbrandon2w


3.43/5  rDev +3%

12 oz
This one is an easy-drinking summer beer that I buy at least once or twice every year.
Pours a nice light gold. Nice lemon aroma. Taste is crisp, light and with a enough lemon at the end to be pleasing without being overpowering. Not a bad gateway beer, and good on a hot day.

07-24-2008 02:44:47 | More by mbrandon2w
Photo of SunDevilBeer


3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-01-2013 15:24:31 | More by SunDevilBeer
Photo of Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

08-16-2014 16:02:16 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of tigg924


3.1/5  rDev -6.9%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, straw yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: lemon and straw

Taste: leamon and straw

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly bitter, and medium/light carbonation

Drinkability: Another light and not overly memorable summer time beer. Wachusett has way better beers in their line up than this. Not bad, but nothing I would pick up again.

04-17-2010 17:05:36 | More by tigg924
Photo of GreenMountainBoy


2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

05-28-2012 01:43:54 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of wattoclone


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-16-2013 19:49:19 | More by wattoclone
Photo of Janeinma


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-20-2013 23:07:36 | More by Janeinma
Photo of WeymouthMike


3.85/5  rDev +15.6%

A- pours a super clean pale yellow with minimal head
S- sweet citrus mixed along with wheat
T- I would say this meets the style perfectly, its light with some lemon laced sweetness along with wheat.
M and D- Really crisp and clean. The perfect summer beer, best of the summer ales I've tasted this year.

06-28-2007 00:53:08 | More by WeymouthMike
Photo of brokenbones5200


4/5  rDev +20.1%

08-04-2012 17:24:20 | More by brokenbones5200
Photo of heather625


3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-21-2013 20:43:11 | More by heather625
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

This one is a clear, yellow gold color, plenty of good carboantion and a thin, lacy-white head that dissipates pretty quick.

The aroma is of husky wheat 'n corn, herbal with a thin and light malt scent way down deep.

The flavor is exactly the same with slighly more citric edge, light lemmons but mostly earthy wheat and corn flavor in a very light and crisp feeling malt. The crispness seems to die a bit as time goes on.

not too bad in the hot summer sun.

08-28-2008 14:39:40 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
Photo of BennyL1


2.58/5  rDev -22.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass. Enjoy by date of July 2011 on the label.

A - This beer pours a clear straw color. A very thin foamy white head forms as well.

S - Mostly wheat and a hint of lemon. A bit of pale malt in there as well.

T - Bready with some lemon zest. Lots of grain in there too. I'm trying to like this but there isn't much flavor to be honest.

M - Light bodied with a low/medium carbonation level.

O - I'm a fan of Wachusett, but this beer is just a disappointment. Just because its a summer beer doesn't mean it has to be devoid of flavor. I would drink one at a BBQ if offered but only if the option was this or BMC.

05-06-2011 01:28:00 | More by BennyL1
Photo of tempest


3.63/5  rDev +9%

I'm going to have to assume this is the same as Wachusett Summer. The aroma is a touch spicy with sweet cereal note thats like honey nut cherrios. The flavor profile is light and clean with a touch of lemon over the wheat. The mouthfeel is effervescent and very quenching. It doesn't quite stand up to Brooklyn or Sam Adam's summer ales, but its still a nice, lighter beer.

07-24-2007 02:09:12 | More by tempest
Photo of Larrydoherty


3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-25-2012 17:02:06 | More by Larrydoherty
Photo of rjm0715


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-03-2014 22:30:56 | More by rjm0715
Photo of ThisMoonlife


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-04-2013 13:59:48 | More by ThisMoonlife
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS


3.93/5  rDev +18%

These Wachusetts beers all seem to have the same lines, great taste but not much complexity underneath that taste. In a way it seems like that should be the way all things should seem. This beer follows that pattern. Very light tasteing beer, and pale yellow color characteristics. Poured as a craft beer should, but nothing special, brew master took care in making this one. Very little to offer other than its tastes, but that characteristic is special.

08-20-2005 23:39:19 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
Photo of Kmlund


3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-03-2013 18:36:03 | More by Kmlund
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 11, 2013.

It has a foggy pale yellow to nearly white colored pour not unlike a witbier. The carbonation is excitable and builds up to a lingering fizzy white head.

The nose exclaims "summer is here" with mellow pale malts, wheat, and a twist of fresh lemon on the backside.

The body is summery light which is just right for the style.

The taste echoes the esters of the nose on my palate with an upfront but pleasant wheat note, biscuit, pale malts, mild sweetness, and a hint of lemon. Slight dryness at the end. It is great for a humid, hot New England day like today.

07-11-2013 21:57:44 | More by puboflyons
Photo of seanh99


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-02-2012 17:10:11 | More by seanh99
Photo of fitzy84


2.8/5  rDev -15.9%

The beer poured with a crystal clear gold appearance with thin lacing on the sides and a thin head on the top. Aromas had slight spice and wheat to it with slight citrus. Taste-wise was not spectacular. Nagging, dry grassy aftertaste lingers a bit too long but a nice sweet lemon taste hits your tongue at every sip. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp: very light and refreshing. Overall, an ok summer drink.

07-27-2008 06:08:14 | More by fitzy84
Photo of B967ierhunter177


3.85/5  rDev +15.6%

This beer pours a clear, bold yellow with a thin, bubbly head and no lacing. The aroma is of lemons with dough and a hint of hay. The flavor leads off with lemons with notes of wheat and cake. There's a good balance between the wheat malt and the hops. As it warms the cake fades and the lemon stands on it's own. The mouthfeel is light-medium, thicker than most wheat beers. Wachusett Summer is a real good brew, light, balanced, and refreshing. Perfect for warm weather. Recommended!

09-05-2012 00:30:19 | More by B967ierhunter177
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.9%

very bright and somewhat hazy bright yellow appeared before me. Nice three inch high head of frothy white hung around for a good few moments before finally settling down into a thin pillow across the top, nice carbonation.

Light floral yeast, a touch of honey, maybe and that's a stretch and the typical touch of lemon and grass. Very light smell overall flavor was just as light and bland as the smell was/ Light grassy and wheat with a touch of lemon and honey. Not much in the finish as it was clean, and quick.

Super light bodied and ultra carbonated. If that's the style they were going for they sure nailed it.

12-11-2011 05:45:28 | More by mikesgroove
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Wachusett Summer from Wachusett Brewing Company
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