Brewin' | Wachusett Brewing Company

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Brewin'Brewin'
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
wachusettbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with all American malts and hops, Brewin’ is a smooth, clean, easy drinking American Pale Ale perfect for any occasion.
TYPE: American Pale Ale

IBU: 37

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,956
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Mleblanc25:
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright gold and bubbly. Not much of a head.
Sweet malt aroma. Corn. Not too much in the aroma.
A little caramel, a little corn in the taste.
Light-bodied, better than drinking water.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can>mug

A bright, yellow-gold color, plenty of carbonation to form a formiddable froth covering.

A very nice, sweet corn and caramel aroma to the malt. Mostly herbal hops, maybe just a hint of citrus sweet fruits. Some sour bready aroma from the malt later on.

A very light feel, crisp and easy breazy. Some mild but slick malt sludes down last.

The malt really steals the show, flavor-wise. The malt is very complex with lager-ish taste, sweet corn, grains, sour bready effect but very clean. The hops seem to only provide an enhancement in herbal flavor. The hops are very mild in taste and kinda throws of the classic balance of flavor for the style. A bit more hop charecter would do this beer wonders.

Meant to be an easy, all day drinker, it certainly achieves that.

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Photo of m_john1
3.94/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid APA. No overwhelming notes specifically. Had a slightly sweet/fruity finish. Smooth, solid drinking beer.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.04/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on June 1, 2018.

It pours a slightly foggy, heady, straw yellow color with average clarity.

Big aroma of herbal notes, white bread, fruit perhaps, but it is not dated and it feels like it is past date.

Medium, mildly smooth body.

The herbal, tobacco characters play up big in the taste but it feels like it might have been clean and crisp in the finish some weeks ago. I think I had an old can.

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Photo of PaulJamal
4.09/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.11/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a medium white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized malts, some hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with some very mild sweetness from flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a very weak hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is thin and brings a little bit of balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth but quite watery, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, very mild kick, not the best representation of style, this is not a very good beer.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pinkylives
3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ronnyw3317
2.06/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Maybe mine was a bad batch. Had little to no flavor at all. Too subtle. Tasted like a lite beer to be honest.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of -Andrew-
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of reizorc
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbredbeard
2.69/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light flower smell. Light bodied with a fizzy yet flat flavor. Drinks more like a pilsner to me. Not bad, but nothing special.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flandoggie
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VelvetExtract
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can. Pours much lighter than expected. I was anticipating an amber colored, traditional-looking pale ale. Very light head. There is almost no aroma to speak of. Legitimately nearing zero hop influence here. Honey malt. Glazed doughnut malt. The flavor is just a lick hoppier. It doesn't need to be a hop bomb but I should be able to detect more than what is here. It's much more of a blonde ale. The body is sneakily heavy; I was expecting it to be quite light like the flavor. The flavor isn't terrible or offensive but its blandness is borderline infuriating. Also, not digging the Boston themed mix pack.

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Photo of Patches826
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snilsen13
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hey, first to rate and I'm glad I've got something nice to say. This APA is on the mild side. It has a great mouthfeel and finishes really clean. Right now, I think Wachusett BC has hit a new peak. All four beers from the variety pack are super clean and good drinking. This is one of them. Larry is too and we all like Larry.

Anyhow, it works well in the spectrum of Wachusett's beers. This is milder than the IPA, which is lighter than Larry. So, in a relative sense of what they're brewing, this APA here: it makes sense. Good stuff.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SawDog505
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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