Wachusett Country Pale Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett Country Pale AleWachusett Country Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.41/5
243 Ratings
Wachusett Country Pale AleWachusett Country Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first brew back in the early 90’s, the original pale ale with perfectly balanced hops & malts creating super drinkability.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,489
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
243
pDev:
14.66%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of chriswjr
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SABERG
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a fresh crowler into the test glass.
A - Straw colored, nice clarity. frothy white cap and fine lacing.
S - Biscuit, sweet malts, a bit of caramel.
T - Follows the nose.
M - Here the offering is solid, nice carbonation, and finish.
O - Modeled after an English Pale Ale, that is for certain, a bit more focus would make this a real winner.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a golden amber with a small white head. The aroma is heavy on malt with some caramel. The taste is just like the nose. A really good beer.

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Photo of Damian
2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
09/11/2016
Served in a pint glass

Medium amber appearance. Just a touch hazy. The liquid was topped by a creamy, inch tall, ecru colored crown that fell rather quickly. No lacing whatsoever.

Weird stuff happening in the aroma. This described "English style pale ale" was a total diacetyl bomb. Sweet butter notes came through big time. There was a vague, rather artificial fruity quality as well. Malt extract also came to mind. I literally could not pick up even a hint of hops. This definitely brought me back to my days of trying many a bad home brew.

The taste was perhaps more appropriate for the style but also rather unremarkable. A touch of malts appeared up front before the hops kicked in. The hops were thin and bitter and and lacked much flavor of any type. Touch of citrus. Orange perhaps. Lots of generic, earthy hop bitterness. There was more earthy hop flavor and bitterness on the finish. As the beer warmed, the orange notes became more apparent and the bitterness subsided a bit.

On the palate, the beer was very light and fluffy. The liquid contained a super intense, large bubbled effervescence that seemed aggressive and rather excessive.

Macros and non-alcoholic beers aside, this is the worst beer I have tried in a very long time. The info on the label states that this was the first beer the brewers ever made, which is not surprising. Some things, however, are better left in the past.

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Photo of Jackgonzo
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeJP
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underrated

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrankShirley
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of canarycommotion
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into a pint yesterday, comes out a nice amber color, clear, with a decent off-white head. Somewhat maltier aroma, fruit, backbone of bitterness. Flavor is way off, too much malt at first, fruit notes, there's some diacetyl here, finishes with an aggressive bitterness that never displays hop flavors. Has that weird vegetal note I can't pinpoint. Feels too heavy, too bitter, too unbalanced. Not good.

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Photo of seakayak
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freshcarl
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adnam
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear gold color with a nice 2 finger foamy white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving really good foamy lacing. A lot of carbonation raced up the brew and a foamy layer stayed on top.

Smells of sweet malt, grains, buttered biscuit, light floral hops, wet cardboard and then it just seems like a basic lager. Second and third whiffs are basically sweet malt, grains and vegetables.

Tastes pretty much like it smells with sweet malt, grains, buttered biscuit, light floral hops, wet cardboard and then the lager-like basic flavor of vegetables. It's not bad tasting, but a letdown for an pale ale, even an English pale ale.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, bordering on watery, with a light body, mild carbonation and a grainy aftertaste. Overall just dull and boring.

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Photo of 2ellas
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garyloveman
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Peter1977
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jblain
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Wachusett Country Pale Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 243 ratings
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