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Wachusett Ryde - Wachusett Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reagan1984 on 08-28-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has nice dark color body with a little bit of white head that lays down to a quickly to a thin lace. The smell is of faint citrus and some hops. The taste is a little sweet, but peppery on the finish. Some rye notes come through. The mouth feel is good and overall is a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

j89de, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

off white head that rose to about two fingers high and left a thick coating of lacing all around the glass. a rich thick lacing ensued throughout the glass.

aroma is thick hoppy goodness, a rich aroma with a hint of spice comes through on the nose right away. really nice blended notes of pine resin, warm malts, a nice touch of buttery middle and a touch of rye. really well done and this carries over to the flavor perfectly. smooth, effortless feel on this one delivers a light hoppy goodness with hints f spiced rye and buttery malts. nice clean finish with a light dryness

mikesgroove, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jmerloni
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale yellow, pretty translucent. Nice big bright white head that laces like a menace.

S - Yeast, hops, faint citrus.

T - Follows the nose. With a very nice, bread aftertaste.

M - Wel-carbonated. Pretty dry.

D - Very drinkable and sessionable. Six of these could probably be consumed in under two hours. That can't be said for many beers. Good. Not great. Don't know whether I'd get it again.

jmerloni, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for this beer.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, with some minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, sweet, slight spice note. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, some rye notes, alittle peppery. Medium Body, nice dry/bitter finish. A tasty brew.

Wasatch, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to connecticutpoet for sending me this one!

A: Pours a clear orange color with a one finger, extremely white head. Quick dissipation to a small layer of foam on top. Chunky lacing down the sides.

S: A little bit of spice and rye to go with a little bit of hops, the nose seems kind of closed for me.

T: Just not much going on for me. A little bit of caramel, some floral hops, and a hint of spice.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and crisp, with a dry finish.

O: The first beer from Wachusett I have not enjoyed. There wasn't a bad quality to this beer, but I just didn't get anything. The nose was weak and the flavor profile seemed to be lacking.

mdaschaf, Mar 22, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: yellowish orange with a 1 finger head that dissipates very quickly.

smell: rye, citrus, sweet, caramel

taste: rye, hops, sweet, crisp, clean

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body, refreshing

drinkability: this is a great and refreshing session beer. glad I had a chance to give it a try.



THECPJ, Mar 13, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #43 (Aug 2010):

Two fingers of head float on this pale golden brew. There is a hint of rye within the big hoppy twang in the nose. It's extra smooth, with a crispness that yields a whole lot of drinkability. This beer is both citric and sweet with a semi-thick resin flavor that unfolds into some hop bitterness. That bitterness does well with the rye and plays off of the malt base. A hint of ripe pears and slight alcohol are present. The hop flavor sticks to the palate way far into the semidry and spicy finish. This brew is very sessionable--a ton of flavor for an average-strength beer. Recommended.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours a crystal-clear, almost light-beer-pale yellow. Decent, yet thin head. Lighter than I was expecting for a rye showcase.

Aroma is slightly fruity, with generic malt in the background.

I enjoy the flavor here, although it's fairly mild and thin. The rye flavors don't stand out, per se, but are present in the back. There is also a fruity, slightly apricot flavor. All in all, it's mild yet fairly complex.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but it matches the flavors well. If it were indeed a bit more rye-forward, and a bit darker, I would've expected more thickness. But it is what it is.

Drinkability is great. I'm wondering if this will be a summer offering as well, as this is the first time I've noticed it on the shelves. This would be a good summer cookout drinker, and a good one to have on hand for uninitiated guests.

It's worth noting that this one is slightly past its sell-by date. I will be sampling again in the summer in hopes of catching a fresher batch.

stonermouse, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle via trade with BogleHill - thanks!

Pours a clear dark copper color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of muted caramel malts with lighter pale malts. Also present are hints of earthy and slightly spicy rye and leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although the rye is more robust. Dry caramel malt flavors kick things off and are quickly joined by moderately spicy rye flavors. Midway through the sip some bitterness kicks in with the addition of earthy hop flavors. The hops carry through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a slick thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall this wasn't the most flavorful beer in the world but it does a nice job of showcasing the rye. Worth a shot.

glid02, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of jneiswender
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet. Served in a clear plastic cup.

A-old gold body and a thin white head

S-grainy somewhat pumpernickel

T-slightly astringent, sweet grain and a faint floral finish

M-light, high carbonation

D-okay, I am not too familiar with the style. It was a pleasant drinking brew that I would have again.

jneiswender, Aug 30, 2010
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Wachusett Ryde from Wachusett Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.