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Wachusett Ryde - Wachusett Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

55 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 4
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Reagan1984 on 08-28-2008)
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.33/5  rDev +28.1%

On-tap 4/9/09 at Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of rye malts, caramel, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste is malty up front with sweet flavors of caramel & citrus. Then there's a strong hops bitterness that comes in. The malt character is hearty and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice beer with a lot of substance and flavor that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of TrevorGW
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

On tap, poured into a shaker glass.

Murky chesnut body. Small bubbly head follows along.

Aroma is peppery and malty. Not sure what to expect.

Taste is pretty subtle; a balanced artisan bread flavor dominates until the rye malt eventually interrupts with a spicy zing.

Very different from other Rye Beers. Could definitely be hoppier, but overall I think this is a solid session beer.

TrevorGW, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of u2carew
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%

(A) Hazey. Bronze in color. Nice thin sustaining head.
(S) Rye / Sorghum scent with sweet apple tones.
(T) Creamy with a slight bitterness. Nice malty sweetness with mild rye notes.
(M) Light to medium body with a creamy feel.
(D) Good. Not a standout but a decent beer.

u2carew, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of pattymac2582
4.2/5  rDev +24.3%

This is a fantastic beer. It makes a point of difference from their core brands. A cross between their Country Ale and their IPA which marries well. I hope to see this in a bottle package sooner then later. I recall the success of the blueberry (hate it or love it), and the feed back was amazing. We could not keep the product in stock.

pattymac2582, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
2.85/5  rDev -15.7%

I'm a big fan or Rye beers so I was excited to see this listed on the Horseshoe Pub's draft list. I wish I was just as excited after I tasted the beer.

This is a new offering from Wachusett Brewing and I called the brewery to learn a little more about it. I was told it is a new addition to their everyday line-up and not a one time offering. Also confirmed the 5.0% ABV. They said it would eventually be available in bottles but for now only on draft.

I personally hope they tweak the recipe a little bit and add some more hop bitterness and a touch more sweetness. One man's opinion.

Pint came with a thin one finger head on it that faded back into the beer very quickly.
Brownish/Gold in color which is a very interesting color indeed. No reddish, orange highlights. There was some visible carbonation and also a good amount of lacing.

The aroma was very Grain like with a very subtle sweetness. Really did not detect any hop aroma or fruit notes.

Taste is very dry & crisp with an even stronger dry finish. Grainy taste and very strong rye characteristics. Bordering on astringent and bit out of balance and lacking hops. Almost no bitterness and no sweetness.

Mouth feel is just too dry and grain like. I'm not a "sweet" beer fan, but this needs a little more sweetness and hop bitterness.

Drinkability is ok.

I did not order a second pint. I wanted to be a big fan.

I was a bit disappointed.

Reagan1984, Aug 28, 2008
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Wachusett Ryde from Wachusett Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.