Wachusett Blueberry Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

BA SCORE
77
okay
446 Ratings
THE BROS
59
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Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ale defines the style. A slight aroma of blueberry, balanced by a subtle flavor that gets fermented into this delicious wheat ale.

Added by Todd on 11-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
446
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
17.91%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
94
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MDDMD
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-golden color with a smallish white head which quickly dissipates with no lacing

S-grainy malt, blueberry

T-blueberry, but artificial tasting, some grainy malt with little or no hop character

F-light body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry with no aftertaste

O-crisp, clean and generally inoffensive, but one dimensional

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale straw color. One finger head.

S- Grainy, grassy, and (yes) blueberries. Sweet as well. Fruit smell is the difference maker from this just smelling like an American lager.

T- Sweet, tart blueberries, with a grainy, malty backbone. Just like a blueberry pancake! Not bitter. Very clean tasting.

M- Light to Medium mouthfeel; not too dry. Initial sip is watery. It's easy to drink for sure, but just a little too much carbination is my only complaint.

*Overall this is a nice beer that is easy on the drinking and pleasant in taste. This is good with a few fresh or frozen blueberries to enhance the flavor. They also look cool and they move up and down in the glass.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Straw yellow, perfect clarity. Creamy white head settles quickly. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Lots of blueberry on the nose with an uninspired bready and wheaty malt base. Flat, ghost-like hops. Very one-dimensional.

T: Pretty much the same as the nose. A strong pull of blueberry front and center, and a weak base of wheaty and bready malts. Nondescript hop bitterness just for a touch of balance. Wheat and blueberry finish.

M: Light in body. Somewhat fluffy and creamy, though it does come across a touch watery. Light scrubbing carbonation.

O: A very bland and lifeless wheat-based fruit beer. Not worth a second look. It sells well enough for them though, so in that regard "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I guess.

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
3.35 out of 5 based on 446 ratings.
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