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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale - Laughing Dog Brewing

Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream AleLaughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale

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77
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%


Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
The huckleberry is native to the Pacific Northwest and it is prized for its sweetness and texture. To celebrate summer and the huckleberry picking season, we have blended real huckleberries from last season with our cream ale.

(Beer added by: woemad on 07-24-2006)
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TrojanRB

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-26-2013 00:47:51 | More by TrojanRB
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: translucent golden body with a three finger white head. Medium retention and lacing.

S: Strong smell of what I presume is huckleberries

T: Taste of berry syrup.

M: Crisp and light

O: Its ok It probably would have been better If I had had it fresher.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 03:18:10 | More by watermelon
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skydogpenn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-04-2014 00:39:13 | More by skydogpenn
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

03-29-2014 20:24:40 | More by VeganUndead
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Zack

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-02-2014 03:00:27 | More by Zack
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-26-2014 01:37:20 | More by tdm168
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-09-2014 19:43:16 | More by schnarr84
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SoCaliC8

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-17-2014 12:06:40 | More by SoCaliC8
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johnmac

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2014 03:11:35 | More by johnmac
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Stella Globe
Bottle on: 7/30/13

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale straw yellow with 1.5 fingers width of dense appearing bright white head. Head dissipates down at a moderate rate, leaves only trace patches of lacing.

S: Lots of fresh berry aromas, sweet and tart. I honestly dont get much else, a subtle doughy yeast-like scent is really the only other aroma I get. It actually smells a lot like berry flavored sparkling water. Not many characters that I expect in a beer, but very pleasant.

T: Tart, some bitterness, berry sweetness, light malts. Taste is more reminiscent of a beer than the aroma, but the berry characters arent as prominent.

M/D: Light body with heavy carbonation. I could see how this could be refreshing on a hot day (although Im drinking it in the winter). Drinkability is average.

O: Overall, I actually liked this one quite a bit. Nothing spectacular, but probably about as much as you could ask for from a fruited cream ale. Worthy of a try, and probably something your non-craft-beer- loving friends would enjoy as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 00:57:54 | More by zac16125
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Moheban

California

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

12-20-2013 04:54:44 | More by Moheban
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-15-2013 14:25:00 | More by mpalestino
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Alex5

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -70%

12-10-2013 22:10:50 | More by Alex5
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caverog

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

11-30-2013 04:27:11 | More by caverog
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-30-2013 03:33:36 | More by Smarty_Pints
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silverking

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- vibrant gold, wit a Thin White head that fades quickly. no apparent lacing.

S- very ripe berry aromas. Almost artificial.

T- just straight huckleberry. Wonderful and refreshing.

M- light bodied, watery, very short lived. Once again, very refreshing.

O- I love it. it brings back fond memories of picking huckleberries up north.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 02:19:56 | More by silverking
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.9%

10-17-2013 14:44:02 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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jeffy_two_times

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-12-2013 18:13:55 | More by jeffy_two_times
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-29-2013 15:40:13 | More by KeyWestGator
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pkalix

California

2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

never had a huckleberry before.... I remember Huckleberry Hound... he was blue. is a huckleberry blue?
slightly hazy golden color, no carbonation to speak of.
smells a little acidic, a little tart, a little like vinegar....
tastes . . . . the same. alright, but a little thin. novelty brew, for sure. a little bitter, but mostly tart at the finish, like some kind of addition to make it taste better because it doesn't quite ferment right by itself. creamy a bit too. novel in a Boone's Farms kind of a way. researching BA's site, it is their second lowest rated brew. I guess a 77 isn't bad for your 2nd lowest rate brew, but it kind of sucks when it's the one your drinking right now . . . .

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 01:03:36 | More by pkalix
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale to medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass and some faint apricot highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a very thin film covering the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of huckleberries (slightly sweet) over the top of lighter aromas of grainy malts and just a hint of lemon citrus.

T: Upfront there is a slightly sweet moderate flavor of grainy malts. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of slightly sweet slightly tart huckleberries and just a light amount of lemon zest flavors. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy albeit a touch thin.

O: I enjoyed this one and found it extremely easy to drink. Definitely sessionable and I think the huckleberry additions to a cream ale are a winning combination in my book.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 23:08:50 | More by dbrauneis
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-17-2013 15:57:01 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-13-2013 17:27:09 | More by dmorgan310
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seyton

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-02-2013 00:20:03 | More by seyton
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.99/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled 4/24/13.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, metal, and sugar free artificial berry syrup aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and indistinct berry flavors on the finish. There is a slight amount of acidity on the palate that lingers long after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is pretty decent taste wise but the artificial, sugar free aromas are pretty poor for a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 03:06:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
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