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Wachusett Summer - Wachusett Brewing Company

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77
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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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Camby

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +49.7%

12-07-2011 03:26:39 | More by Camby
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

04-29-2013 20:56:04 | More by vegasmac99
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear pale yellow with a small creamy head - decent retention and lacing. Smell is sweet lemon peel, bananas, white pepper, clove, and some golden delicious apple. Flavor is simpler, a light light citrus brightness that bubbles up and away quickly leaving a small sweet sugar coating on the teeth. Effervescent in a wonderful way, dry but smooth - this beer has to have one of the best feels ever. I beg for another sip.

Although very light in flavor, this is one hell of a brew. Between this and their IPA, Wachusett deserves more props than I tend to give them.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2004 23:23:36 | More by waughbrew
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nate1357

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

12-13-2011 22:47:27 | More by nate1357
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2005 00:43:29 | More by Jason
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - Straw yellow color with a small head and no lace.

smell - Has a sweet smell to it. Includes lemons, wheat, and hops.

taste - Has a sweet taste to it, nice balance od wheat, lemons, and malt.

mouthfeel - Light body, and a sweet feel in the mouth.

drinkability - Very nice summer beer, enjoyed it. Tap please.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2007 17:30:12 | More by auxiliary
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wachusett Summer Breeze
12 oz brown bottle
Freshness date notched for October
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass
* Directly from the brewery in Westminster, MA

Pours a golden and slightly cloudy yellow with a bone white head on top. The head vanishes into a thin lace leaving trails of sticky lacings along the side of the glass.

The nose is chalky and grainy. Faint whiffs of citrus in the background.

This beer tastes very crisp and clean. Refreshing wheat dryness up front with a lemon bite on the finish that compliments the beer as a whole. Grains and wheat make this a refreshing beverage on a 90 degree Sunday afternoon like today. Great drinkability level.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2005 16:45:09 | More by Hibernator
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Truh

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Played a little wiffle ball with this one on 7/3/2005. 16-oz. pint in a shaker glass at Bison County in Waltham, because Watch City was closed for the holiday weekend.

Wood shavings of loose, spotty head. Extremely light yellow hue, almost to the point of being completely washed out, and as a result, the plentiful action is putting on a nice display. Very light malt mixed with a wheat/yeast flood on the nose; some definite lemon peel, maybe some coriander, though tough to tell. Wheaty huskiness on mouth, with a lemon zest zing that settle easily on the mouth and dissipates quickly.

Real nice summer time brew; could quaff many of these.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2005 01:37:31 | More by Truh
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brokenbones5200

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

08-04-2012 17:24:20 | More by brokenbones5200
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powoo19

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real good summer brew. Nice light color and bright white head that only last a short time after the pour. The cirtus smell is real summer like and the taste is crisp and citrusy, a great tasting and refreshing beer for the season. If you are a fan of seasonal brews this one certainly does summer ales justice. I just discovered the Wachusett brewing company and I cannot say enough about their products. They make a fine beer. keep it up.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2003 07:18:36 | More by powoo19
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +19.8%

06-03-2012 23:54:36 | More by Mikecap
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GreatGooglyMynt

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

07-22-2012 02:39:48 | More by GreatGooglyMynt
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

05-19-2013 19:16:01 | More by jwps214
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2005 23:39:19 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pawtucket Red Sox games.

A: Bright and clear golden yellow with a thin layer of white foam.

S: Lemony and grassy throughout.

T: Biscutiy malt with a notable flavor of lemon zest from start to finish. Flavors are complimentary and very distinct.

M: Fizzy and light, but not watery. Even a little resiny, in fact.

O: I like me some wheat ales and they seem to become more popular in the summer. I definitely prefer this over Sam Summer, which tastes kind of muddled to me. Think this has knocked Narragansett Summer off as my favorite June-to-August brew,

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2012 12:40:13 | More by DirtyPenny
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mschofield

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale yellow-gold, well carbonated and topped with a two finger white head. Leaves just small bits of thin lacing.
Fruity wheat aroma, with a floral bouquet.
Slightly tart taste, citrus zest, wheat, light malt, and a honey-like note.
Light body, with a slightly coating mouthfeel.
Good unflavored American wheat, not as good as a weizen, but it's light and crisp, goes down very easily, and hits the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2004 18:36:37 | More by mschofield
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Sixpoint

New York

3.9/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Scored this one from L Knife and Son in Kingston MA. Special thanks to Michael Brophy.

Holy guacamole! A very light beer...straw colored and transparent. I hope it doesn't taste like Busch Light!

It's deceptive! Awesome hop aroma of German noble hops. Smells like Tettnanger to me...

Pleasant, dry and crisp character. Well-attenuated and slightly high carbonation. Minimal fruit and esters. Decent hop bitterness and flavor.

Medium bodied and highly drinkable...this was my first exposure to Wachusett, and definitely won't be my last...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2006 21:04:30 | More by Sixpoint
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plaid75

New York

3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy medium straw hue with a one finger white foamy head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell feature a solid wheat malt doughyness with a nice lemon zest and smattering of flowery hop.

The taste was light and wheaty with a very refreshing lemon tartness. Good biscuity and slight blueberry aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was light and very crisp. Excellent carbonation.

Overall an easy drinking summer beer. Nice light wheat body was very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2006 02:25:02 | More by plaid75
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 00:53:08 | More by WeymouthMike
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 00:30:19 | More by B967ierhunter177
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BigPapaLager

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Picked this one up for the first time today, up at Yankee sturbridge, along with the IPA. Freshness notch'd twice, once on sep, and once on the upc. Poured a light wheat, with a light foamy head. It smelled of "clean". It tasted of the same. The most fantastic beer experience? No. But I can not think of another beer to have on the deck in 90 degree heat this afternoon. Great drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2005 02:35:14 | More by BigPapaLager
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-01-2013 15:24:31 | More by SunDevilBeer
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 21:57:44 | More by puboflyons
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-24-2013 20:35:22 | More by VictorFranco
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-13-2014 02:36:28 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Wachusett Summer from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.