Wachusett Winter Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
157 Ratings
Wachusett Winter AleWachusett Winter Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
This savory Scotch Ale has smoked and special malts. Our oldest, strongest, & most complex seasonal ale.

Availability: Nov – Jan

Added by Todd on 12-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Holderness
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear brown, with a two finger off white head and moderate lacing. Classic amber ale smell: mostly malts and caramel. Tastes fairly similar to the smell, but with less caramel notes.
Hints of scotch, salt, and nutmeg forms a nice backbone to this brew that is very light on the mouthfeel given the style.

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Photo of mromagna
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's got a nice copper color. I mistakenly thought Winter Ale would have lots of spices which was my fault. This set me up for an expectation that wouldn't be met. Smoked malt is very subtle like many others have mentioned.
I thought is very drinkable, but it didn't leave a strong impression to have another. Although I generally like some Wachusett offerings I had to rate this as average.

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Photo of canarycommotion
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of far333
2.52/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pale, honey colored with a low head of off-white foam that settles out quickly. Nearly no aroma, indiscernible. Very average flavor of butter scotch malt,faint toffee, some subtle notes of smoked malt. Slick mouthfeel leads to a tingly finish. Very average beer.

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Photo of smaddock
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porterman66
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's just a Scottish ale with no spices as is often the case in Winter Ales and that is not a bad thing at all. A good balance of hop flavor with maltiness as well (I think). I'm not going to try to sound like I know what I am talking about but this just tastes good.

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Photo of brother_rebus
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber. Malty. Sweet-ish. Medium body. Poor after taste. Lighter than most winters.

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2.72/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tb4475
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.24/5  rDev -38.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Wachusett Winter Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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