Wachusett Summer - Wachusett Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +17.1%
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...
11-16-2006 21:04:30 | More by Sixpoint
3.65/5 rDev +9.6%
A: Pours a clear golden straw color with a frothy one finger head. Slight retention on this guy, but only on the sides.
S: Sweet bubblegummy aroma with a subtle malt background. Also a bit of orange peel and lemon zest.
T/M: Sweet blueberry taste up front with a wheaty malt background. Sweetness of the blueberries comes through again in the aftertaste. Crisp with a slighly below medium body--not light. A tad chalky and gritty after you take a sip and rest for a minute or so. Not a bad tasting pale wheat ale. Dryness to finish on this one.
D: Drinkable. Worth a shot on a summers day. I'd have this again.
08-17-2006 21:58:01 | More by bjohnson
3.88/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
08-05-2006 02:25:02 | More by plaid75
3.45/5 rDev +3.6%
Cloudy bubbling straw yellow in color and appearance. Crazy amount of bubbling carbonation. Yielded a small foamy white head.
Wasnt really any aroma except a slight malt sweetness. Great creamy mouthfeel that goes down smooth. Subtle hints of wheat with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied malt texture. Would like to see more of a wheat taste to match the maltiness. A drinkable beer that doesnt offend but doesnt impress either.
07-29-2006 19:38:48 | More by kelticblood
3.55/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours a light hazy golden. Thin white head. Not much retention, with just a bit of lace. Smell is light. Fruit and spice. Nice, but wish it was stronger. Body is light, and carbonated. Taste, like the smell good, but light. Pale wheat flavor, with some spice,and lemon.Very drinkable summer beer.
07-03-2006 00:58:02 | More by riversider76
2.83/5 rDev -15%
This is a very pale golden colored wheat beer with a small white head that disappeared quickly.
The aroma is very mild for a wheat beer. It is just a bit grainy.
The flavor also seems a bit mild for a wheat beer. It is mostly just grainy malts with hints of wheat and lemon.
The mouth feel is light in body and a bit under carbonated.
06-30-2006 01:15:58 | More by Naes
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
3.53/5 rDev +6%
Had a cold bottle of this the other nite. Poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a bright clear gold very clear. A small bleached white fizzy head foams up 1 cm and fades quickly to a thin edge layer.
Aroma is very lite with some husky grain and white grape with general fruitiness. Very mild
First sip reveals a lite crisp body with small fizzy/prickly carbonation.
Flavor is lite but starts with a sweet caramel and wheat mix a faint twang in teh middle and finishes with a bit of drying but mostly grainy malt.
Very crisp and refreshing on a hot day. Not super complex but not what I was looking for in this bottle.
08-01-2005 03:39:08 | More by sulldaddy
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.
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
4.03/5 rDev +21%
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.
07-11-2005 01:37:31 | More by Truh
3.8/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
06-13-2005 02:35:14 | More by BigPapaLager
4.08/5 rDev +22.5%
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.
06-12-2005 16:45:09 | More by Hibernator
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
2.2/5 rDev -33.9%
Where's the head? Not sure what happened, but wheat beers should never pour this flat. Straw yellow in color and extremely clear (no haze!).
Slight skunk to the smell--I am tasting this in March, but I purchased it yesterday. Malt aromas are hindered by a small amount of metal.
Flavor is a slight improvement in that it doesn't taste skunky. Still, this is a mild brew. Strongest flavor is of raw grain, slightly grassy. Low level hops can be detected in the swallow. This is a light bodied beer with low carbonation. The flavors remind me of the first attempts at non-alcoholic beer.
Sorry, but this is going into tonights dinner rather than finish the glass.
03-06-2005 18:43:30 | More by smcolw
3.93/5 rDev +18%
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.
08-12-2004 18:36:37 | More by mschofield
3.58/5 rDev +7.5%
This was an adequate summer beer. I enjoyed at on a hot summer night at a cookout, and I found this beer to be a good refreshing compliment. It has a clear, straw-like color, with a mediocre head. The mild smell is earthy. The beer has a sweet citrusy taste, with a hint of hops. This is an enjoyable enough seasonal beer for a hot summer day.
07-07-2004 00:03:56 | More by bignick
4.4/5 rDev +32.1%
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.
07-06-2004 23:23:36 | More by waughbrew
3.13/5 rDev -6%
12 oz longneck bottle, with best before month notch on label.
This wheat ale poured a clear, yellow color with creamy, bright white foam that clung to the glass. The smell was clean with wheat, malt, and a hint of hops in the aroma. The taste was a clean, wheat flavor (no fruit). There was some malt and a bit of a sweet grainy taste. The modest hop flavors came through in the finish. The mouthfeel was light: light body with good carbonation. This was a fairly refreshing, light bodied american wheat ale.
10-31-2003 08:01:28 | More by UncleJimbo
2.17/5 rDev -34.8%
Super clear pale straw color, medium rocky white head, quickly diminishes to minimal lacing. Almost non-existent aroma, but what is there is slightly bready and some raw graininess. Flavor is sweat, grainy, some breadiness. Body is thin & watery, but crisp and clean.
09-10-2003 01:25:00 | More by goz
1.15/5 rDev -65.5%
Yeech! I certainly hope this beer was spoiled because I can't imagine a brewer producing a beer that tastes like this intentionally. Pale straw, American wheat beer like appearance. Thin bright white head. Wicked musty off aroma and flavor and that's about all that can be detected. This is either gone bad or the brewery is using some funky overpowering yeast for this beer. I will try again and update my review if I find it elsewhere.
09-09-2003 14:51:11 | More by John
3.53/5 rDev +6%
MM # 5 from Uncle Jimbo.
Comes in a 12 oz brown bottle with a nice bucolic scene on the label.
Well poured into the glass this looks disconcertingly like a pilsner..except its a slightly darker yellow..small pure white head.
smell is pretty fresh and brisk..mostly malts but some small wheatiness.
Nice enough taste pretty neutral..but I can get a taste of wheat at the nd..its sort of creamy.
Little thin on the tongue but not too bad.
For all its faults this is one extremely drinkable beer.
08-23-2003 03:26:39 | More by Reidrover
4/5 rDev +20.1%
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.
05-27-2003 07:18:36 | More by powoo19
3.55/5 rDev +6.6%
This is much lighter than most summer seasonals. It pours a very big thick white head that quickly fades to a light ring. Clear golden body.
Fruit and lemon with a light breadiness.
Very clean tasting.
This isn't my favourite summer ale, (I prefer alittle more body and alittle less lemon) but during the heat wave this week this was the perfect beer to try.
08-15-2002 12:41:04 | More by xXTequila
Wachusett Summer from Wachusett Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.