Wachusett Blueberry Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as a gift, and it was a nice change of pace, pale
amber yellow with a nice head of white but it disappears quick.
It does have a hoppy bite and a sweet blueberry chase
that doesn't overwelm but gives this beer a nice kick. I would
recommend this beer, its mellow but refreshing and the blueberry
doesn't kill the beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this brew in a glass after being chilled. The color is a rich orangish yellow and is very clear. A white frothy head foams up easily and fades to an edge layer quickly. Also a strong contingency of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. the aroma is some grainy malt with sweet blueberrry on the nose.
First sip reveals an average body and surprisingly mild carbonation. The flavor starts sweet blueberry and allows a little grainy malt to come through and then switches back to blueberries which leave a sweet taste in my mouth. The brew is very crisp,sweet and refreshing and I am sure I would enjoy it on a hot summer day. A tasty and not overwhelming fruit beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a light, crisp ale with a strong blueberry smell. What's disappointing is that you don't get the blueberry flavors like you'd think you would judging from the smell. It had strong, sour citrus flavors that finished sweet.

It pours very clear with an almost non-existent head and no lacing.

What I liked about this beer was the aftertaste. I don't know if that's very common, but I enjoyed savoring the flavor after drinking it more so then while it was in my mouth.

It should definitely be considered a session beer, and probably pairs nicely with fruit desserts and summer afternoons.

Mouthfeel is clean and light.

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Wachusett Blueberry Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
3.35 out of 5 based on 450 ratings.
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