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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream AleLaughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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Moheban

California

1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -69.9%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

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

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +29.2%

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.

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

California

2.98/5  rDev -10.2%

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 . . . .

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

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

California

2.99/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

08-31-2013 03:06:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Docrock

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-22-2013 02:33:13 | More by Docrock
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-19-2013 22:06:36 | More by OldTime
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +13%

08-08-2013 23:24:57 | More by icehawk
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

2.39/5  rDev -28%

Pours a nice dark straw color, with a hint of haziness. Head was white, but poor retention. Smelled fruity, well, berry-y, I suppose. Not familiar with huckleberry though. There's really nothing else besides that. Tastes like berries, but with a tart edge. The description never indicated tartness, so it seems a bit odd. The finish is sweet, and sugary, and sticky. Body is creamy, but it fails to be refreshing.

Overly sweet, almost syrupy, overall a mess.

08-06-2013 21:55:18 | More by EgadBananas
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-31-2013 21:46:46 | More by MarvinSnyder
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

2.05/5  rDev -38.3%

Wow, what is this stuff?  Pours a light straw color with minimal fizzy head. Smells of artificial berry flavor and a hint of sweetness.  Tastes the same, with loads of aspartame.  This taste is horrific.  Drain pour for certain.  If you enjoy fake sugar and chemically berries, this is for you.  Mouthfeel is super thin and over carbonated.  Avoid at all costs.  Seriously

07-30-2013 17:22:53 | More by taylor714914
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer pours dull hazy golden with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. There are some tiny bubbles visible in the beer. There is a lot of berry in the aroma along with some sweetness and floral notes. The flavor and mouthfeel are more indicative to the fact that you are drinking a beer. You get some of that malt and grassy hop bitterness in the back end. There's some sweetness and flavor from the berries in the beer. The mouthfeel is a lot thicker than a typical 5.0% ABV cream ale, but it is still on the medium side. It's also highly carbonated. This is refreshing and fairly drinkable. This is a good beer, but nothing I would seek out again. Fans of fruit beers would probably enjoy this more than I did.

07-27-2013 19:41:52 | More by acevenom
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-26-2013 02:10:56 | More by tbryan5
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +15.7%

A: Pours a hazy yellow with very light brown color. Full head has thicker carbonation bubbles. Decent retention and streaked lacing.

S: Citrus, pungent, slight berry aroma.

T: Sour beer - not expected but it is a nice offset with the huckleberry flavor that is definitely present. Good flavor.

M: Light but not creamy despite its name. Carbonation is closer to soda on this one.

O: Decent brew, don't often see huckleberry's used for flavoring beer so its a nice twist.

07-20-2013 18:32:35 | More by Oakenator
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