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Wachusett Summer - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

117 Ratings
THE BROS
72
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-28-2012 14:26:21 | More by Davepoolesque
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brokenbones5200

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-16-2012 02:07:33 | More by PatGreer
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FuturePilot


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-02-2012 22:27:51 | More by FuturePilot
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-25-2012 17:02:06 | More by Larrydoherty
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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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Mikecap

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

05-28-2012 01:43:54 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-25-2012 19:07:39 | More by Horbar
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seanh99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-02-2012 17:10:11 | More by seanh99
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-14-2012 01:26:23 | More by mbs11
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-05-2012 15:33:49 | More by Gregwa
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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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 05:45:28 | More by mikesgroove
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Camby

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +49.7%

12-07-2011 03:26:39 | More by Camby
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Straw yellow with good clarity. Effervescent carbonation, two inch white head settles shortly.

S: Bread, wheat, lemon zest, straw, and grassy hops.

T: Malt sweetness followed by twang of wheat and some freshly baked bread. Quick hit of lemon zest comes out mid-palate. Grassy hops provide balance, but remain muted otherwise. Finishes with bready tastes and a hint of lemon and hay.

M: Light in body, smooth, and a tad creamy. Very lively carbonation helps to make this a crisp and refreshing brew.

O: I like it. It's a very simple beer, but I find it to be quite charming in its simplicity. In my opinion, one of the best lawn mower beers out there. Extremely drinkable. I'd take it over a Sam Summer any day.

Notes: I would really like to see Wachusett fool around with this recipe a little bit, maybe use this beer as a base and get creative with it. Hoppy wheat ales are what everyone seems to be clamoring for these days. Something along the lines of A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' might be nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 17:26:35 | More by ryan1788a5
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pours a golden straw hue with a frothy white thin head that leaves a spot or two of lace. aroma is relatively non-existent... straw and pale malt as it warms, with hints of chemicals and earth. taste is pale and weak. hints of wheat, hints of straw. a bit grassy. not really getting the lemon except in a funky citric finish. mouth is light with an overbearing offensive carbonation that kind of burns and kills any light enjoyable flavor that might be hiding in there. wanted to like this one, but it just falls short of being anything impressive.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 07:26:52 | More by djeucalyptus
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bld81

Missouri

3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
Very clear pale straw yellow appearance with thin and foamy, soapy head. Smell is very faint, not very aromatic, metallic, lemon and clove; leads to a similar taste profile, pale malts linger with lemon and yeast. Very light on the tongue and bubbly, but not memorable. Too many other good summer choices available with more flavor and balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 14:54:34 | More by bld81
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 01:28:00 | More by BennyL1
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow/gold colour with a tight cap of fine white bubbles. Decent head retention, some streaky lacing. Mild aroma, some wheat, crackery malt, citrus, lemon. Light bitterness, lemon throughout, crackery wheat really took over in the finish. Lingering metallic flavour. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit dry. The body fell away towards the end of the sip, leaving it on the thin side.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 01:00:23 | More by DrJay
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a completely clear pale light straw color with bubbles rising to the top. the head is thin and bubbly, eggshell white in color.

S-lots of metallic phenols, notes of spicey clove and hints of wheat. Pale malts and a touch of earth in the middle. Very faint notes of lemon and herbal grassy hops in the back.

T-metallic and slightly bitter in the back, hints of wheat and yeast with notes of lemon. The pale malts are towards the back and it is a little earthy. Grassy herbal hops in the finish.

M-this is very crisp and highly carbonated. rough on the palate with a lighter body.

D-this is light in taste but not very good. would not recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 20:55:25 | More by cpetrone84
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 17:05:36 | More by tigg924
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Clear, pale amber color. Nose is light lemon. Flavor is light sweet lemon and yeast. Good session ale. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 22:20:49 | More by jdhilt
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Amalak

New York

3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a 12 oz. bottle of the Summer Wheat.
A- Straw yellow in color. Very bubbly. Foamy with a slight head and no lace.
S- Slight lemon, wheat scent to it.
T- This is a very crisp beer, bubbly. There's an applish-lemon taste to it. Not sure what the taste is.

Too dull of a beer to be considered very good. But solid.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 21:37:52 | More by Amalak
Wachusett Summer from Wachusett Brewing Company
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