Wachusett Country Pale Ale | Wachusett Brewing Company

Wachusett Country Pale AleWachusett Country Pale Ale
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Wachusett Country Pale AleWachusett Country Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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Ratings: 241 |  Reviews: 104
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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the NE Brewfest on June 30, 2012. It pours a rich medium amber with a moderate silky head and decent clarity. The aroma is filled with sweetness, caramel, and toasted pale malts while any hops fall well into the background. The body is light to medium. The taste begins sweet and caramel-like with a low bitterness taking up the rear. I found it to be an easily drinkable and likable pale ale.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a honey color, with a finger of head and some lacing. Smells of very malty buscuity sweet and a hint of fruity grape?
Flavors are not that of an APA. Its very malty, sweet, and has a very grape vine finish; almost grappa like. There is no noticeable hop at all...Its very heavy, and full mouthfeel. While its very unique brew, its just not representative of the style at all. But it does have some nice qualities, so I cant completely shoot it down...

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy deep orange and copper in color. There is a short head of white to off-white foam.

The aroma is fruity, citrus and ripe melon, zesty, along with maltiness and a bit of caramel.

The taste is richly malty, but with a nice fruit; rich, floury biscuits baked with a nice brown top, slathered in orange marmalade.

The mouthfeel has noticeable carbonation, but is also nicely smooth and round.

There is a pleasing aftertaste reminiscent of the flavors. This is a good and easy drinker.

Thanks to TheManiacalOne for sharing this with me.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of chefhatt
3.38/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer when poured into a pint glass, it has a nice goldne body with a nice 3"white head that lays down to a thin lace round the edge of the glass. The smell is of light citrus, with a little malt. The taste is has a nice malt taste with a little citrus with a hint of hop. The mouth feel is good and overall a good pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- goldish brown. Very similar appearance as their IPA, but definitely a lot less head. Very little head. Slightly below-Average carbonation

S- Slighty citrusy, pretty sweet smell but not overpowering.

T- a little bit sweeter then other pale ales that I've had.

M- Smooth and drinkable. Pretty well bodied.

O- I'm not a huge pale ale fan, but it's not bad for a pale ale. A little bit sweeter then most pale ales I've had. I'd rank a little bit above average, but nothing to brag about.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.31/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from mixed 12 pack

A : light golden hue, big white froth

S: some biscuit English malts, a touch of pine hops.

T : decent balance of malts and hops, English tasting yeast, some herbal hops, probably cascade. A bit of diacetyl.

M: a bit flat, medium carbonation,

O: pretty standard English pale ale, it's a lot better on tap. Lackluster but within style. It is what it is.

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Wachusett Country Pale Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 25.7% out of 100 with 241 ratings
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