Wachusett Strawberry White | Wachusett Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The complex, spicy flavors of this traditional Belgian yeast are offset by delicious strawberry flavor. Brewed with 160lbs of strawberry puree per batch.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by AP224:
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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Photo of Emccor08
4.56/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer from wachusett! I've had it on tap from the brewery, in growlers, and in cans. It's always pleases. I don't know why everyone is giving it poor reviews. It's light and easy drinking with a subtle strawberry flavor. The strawberry white has become my favorite from wachusett, which is no easy feat as their blueberry was in the top spot for the last decade. Give it a try, you'll love it!

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, light gold in color, hazy

Smell: fresh strawberries, banana, coriander, and fresh clove

Taste: big dose of Belgian spices with strawberries at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied and high carbonation

Overall: Really enjoyed this offering from Wachusett. I feel it is one of their better beers The strawberries shine through but never overpower the beer taste. I could have several especially as the weather gets warmer.

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Photo of Lmb982
3.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Could taste great were it not for the overwhelming taste of hot plastic. I would blame it on the can, but I drink blueberry all time time and have never had this issue. Not sure where that unpleasant flavor is coming from but it ruins an otherwise pleasant and refreshing beer. Too bad.

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3.65/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on June 20, 2014.

The pour is a very light but very cloudy pale yellow exploding up to a big white foamy head that fades some but tends to stick around. It looks like it should so there are some points for that.

The aroma is of strawberries, roasted malts, light spice, strawberries, butter (not a good thing), light spice, yeast, strawberries, and a hint of lemon. Did I mention strawberries?

The body is fairly impressive with its above medium to near heavy texture.

Interestingly, while the strawberries present themselves loudly and front and center in the aroma they do seem a bit more muted in the taste. The flavor has more of the typical malt, butter, lemon,. and light spice notes of a witbier. Not as bad as some previous opinions suggest.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 1/12/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains a ton of strawberries as evident by the fact that I could smell them before I even picked up the glass. There’s also some Belgian yeast in there.

T: Despite the strong smell, the taste starts out with a Belgian yeast and wheat breadiness. The strawberry flavor quickly follows and is still strong. There’s also some spice flavor in the background. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re into the strawberry flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

tap at tavern in the square Northborough.

Light fizzy head with strawberries in it, hazy lemony wheat color.

Nose grainy husky wheat, little doughy wheat too, straw and grain, with some yeasty wit like yeast coming through, as well as a decent strawberry, fresh strawberry.

Taste starts with a generic fruity flavor which eventually manifests into strawberry, a little strawberry syrup as well as fresh fruit. Through all that is plenty of wheat, grainy toasty, doughy, hay, etc, with a touch of a yeasty flavor in the background, and little Belgian esters. Finish is drier, little creamy wheat feel, lingering creamy toasty wheat, mild yeasty note, more strawberry, and a weird bitterness.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lighter carb than a typical wheat beer.

Overall surprisingly not bad, nice wheat base, strawberries are added much better than I expected and don't come in like a fake fruit or overpower the beer either yet have a nice presence. I didn't think a strawberry wheat, esp from Wachusett, would be very good, but this was pretty decent and very enjoyable for a hot summer day.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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1/5  rDev -69.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Bert's
Pours a hazy light straw color with a decent sized fluffy white head that persists for a while. Aromas of strawberry in spades. Sweet and a some tart strawberry aromas mixed with bits of lemon, yeast and earth. The flavor follows the aroma quite well, but the berry flavor it a bit more subdued. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation. Tastes a bit like a strawberry soda mixed with a yeasty wheat beer. I could drink a few of these if pressed.

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Wachusett Strawberry White from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 61 ratings