Wachusett Blueberry Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale
454 Ratings
Wachusett Blueberry AleWachusett Blueberry Ale

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of MistaC
4.23/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Translucent/transparent; fairly light in color...not as clear as a macro, but not as light blocking as a hefe. Definate formation a crisp, white head which fails to laste, leaving a clean, yet dissipating lacing.

S: Profound blueberry smell. Not the smell of the fresh wild blueberries in my back yard, but even the semi fresh/semi artificial smell is appreciated and solid. Light grain background supplements the fruity aroma.

T: The light taste of sweet grainy malt mixes with the blueberry flavor with is less prevalent than in the aroma.

M: Smooth, light mouthfeel. Just about what one would expect from a beer of this clarity and color, if not a tad creamier, particularly upon the swallow.

D: One of my preferred "6-man" beers. I might not start this beer, but he's likely first off of the bench. A nice change in the session from a more typical brew. Not very hoppy, and the sweetness does not come from the malt...so an interesting beer to add into the mix.

A must try for at least once to experience an interesting blueberry beer. Perhaps not tops for those who appreciate a more traditional, natural flavor, but a solid fruity beer for those who may not appreciate others such as various lambics.

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Photo of Liz_Yoder
4.23/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.19/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

had this one down at my brothers house a couple years ago

a couple of these turned into 2 cases for the road home

I've had this bear piss warm and it was almost as good as ice cold

it smells like a nice blue berry muffin just cooked not an all the time go to beer

but a crowd pleaser if you're into the fruits

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Photo of johnshuster
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer on the way home from work Friday. Standard bottles as shown in the photo in a matching cardboard carrier. Nothing special really.
Same with the beers appearance as I poured it into a pint glass. Looks basically like any old light beer...has the color of miller, bud, etc. but perhaps with a more substantial head, but that didn't last too long.

S-smells malty with ever so slight a hint of blueberries. The fruit scent is very light and hard to pick up on...not very strong if you ask me.

Taste-light, balanced...very much carbonation. For me, blueberry flavor was not noticeable except as an aftertaste, giving this a nice little sweet finish. Not overly sweet though, in my opinion. Just a nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-good. Nothing special, but nice, clean, very carbonated, but I like it. Nothing too complex, just beer.

Drinkability-A+. These, for me, go down like water. Very tasty, the blueberry flavor, for now, keeps me interested. Not too sweet, in my opinion. I like it and will definitely go back for more. Also would be interested to try it from the tap. I definitely recommend this stuff if you are partial to lighter beers and not very into dark stuff as I am.

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Photo of nemesismajor
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For what it is a light beer meant for a hot summer day it is perfect. A pleasant aroma of blueberry. Followed by a delicious proportion of blueberry. I understand that a dark beer connoisseurs die hard would not enjoy the light fruit flavored beverage. If its a nice summer day and I don't want a heavy beer this would be excellent.

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Photo of tigg924
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear, gold in color, high carbonation, one inch head

Smell: blueberries

Taste: semi-sweet blueberries and a touch of grass

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, crisp, sweet

Drinkability: One of my two favorite blueberry beers out there. I could have a six. Super sessionable. The blueberry taste does not seem artificial.

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Photo of Brad007
4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden color with a one-finger head into my pint glass.

Aroma has a nice amount of blueberry in the nose. It's also a bit floral as well. Smells like a wheat beer underneath.

Taste starts out with a nice touch of blueberry that is followed by grainy wheat malt afterward. Smooth and blueberry isn't cloying.

Mouthfeel is full of the lingering blueberry and wheat malt flavors. Smooth and easy to drink. Goes down good.

Not bad. Feels just right when it comes to the blueberry as it doesn't overwhelm the rest of the beer. It's light and crisp and nice for a hot summer day.

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Photo of aquatonex
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium amber, partly cloudy. Blueberries dominate the smell, it's like baking blueberry muffins. Also, malt is noticeable in the nose. Taste is creamy malts plus a solid punch of blueberries. Very natural, real tasting blueberry, not a candy-like taste at all. Not very sweet at all, just captures the essence. Mouthfeel is quite good, a crisp solid brew. If you like blueberries, get this beer!

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Photo of jwps214
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Filtered wheat....not much to look at.
Huge real berry nose
Touch of light cereal grains, and real blueberry jam flavor
Lighter mouthfeel....pretty standard session feel
Very surprised by this beer. Not sickeningly sweet. No fake candy flavor. Great rendition of a fruit beer

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Photo of Murph
4.07/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color is a light golden hue with a decent white head. Fain aromas of blueberries as well as a slightly hoppy smell. The taste starts off like a well balanced ale, malt and hops blending nicely with a bit of a nod to the latter. The blueberry flavor kicks in after a second or two. Instead of being a blueberry beer flavor though it is just pure blueberry. The beer has a good mouthfeel, rolls around the mouth nicely. A VERY drinkable beer. Nice for a long night of commited drinking.

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Photo of jetpilot12
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have taken notice that most beeradvocates don't take kindly to sweet beers. You can taste the blueberry after every sip.

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Photo of sloejams
4.04/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tap sample at the brewery

Their best selling beer, the Blueberry has a very subtle fruit flavor. Generally, I'm not too big on fruity American beers (I do like me some lambics though). There is very little sweetness in the fruit and the wheat finish ends things very crisp and smooth. It's a pleasure to drink this in the summer.

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Photo of uustal
4.04/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly a clear yellow with a one-finger, quickly dissipating bright white head. Aroma of blueberry, bread, some could even say blueberry bread, or muffin, or pancake. Really tasty bready brew. Nice blueberry notes to go with the great bread character and a bit of wheat as well. No overwhelming fake blueberry taste. Crisp and refreshing. This is a very good fruit beer, especially for blueberry fans. It accomplishes its goals.

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Photo of TrevorGW
4.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Not much head retention, which is a let-down.

Light color. It's not blue!

The aroma is nice and exciting ... very funky blueberry. Certainly gets your attention.

The taste is a pretty strong blueberry flavor. Not a lot of hop presence ... mostly a wet and sweet experience.

Overall, it is very refreshing and I find myself wanting a second pint. For some reason I feel like most fruit beers like this are always better on tap. Magic Hat #9 and some pumpkin beers come to mind in this regard. This blueberry is the same ... get it on tap! Try it!

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Photo of Dface
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 454 ratings
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