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Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

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Wild Huckleberry Wheat LagerWild Huckleberry Wheat Lager

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light lager blended with real Montana huckleberry juice. Not bitter or overly sweet; extremely refreshing.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-08-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

em207, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Mikexw, Aug 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

PJP, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Mobius, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

wrightst, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Iamjeff6, Jul 16, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +11.1%

Reviewed at Rising Sun CG, Glacier National Park, MT. Full notes taken on my phone while out of service area.

A- Pours from the 12oz bottle to a goblet with a slightly hazy pale yellow body that has the tiniest hue towards huckleberry. A white crown rests atop the beer at one finger and is foamt thick in texture. Thick ring leaves sheets and spots of lace.

S- Fairly straightforward but brings good strength. Huckleberries reside atop a bready lager yeast reminding me of something sweet I would have at breakfast.

T- Huckleberry is once again the main player as it was in the aroma but the base beer is strong and balances it out. Semi sweet berries slathered on crusty wheat toast with some bready tones from the yeast. Kind of reminds me of a pancake.

MF- The body overall is medium thickness with a foamy and silky texture. Carbonation at a high level causes the beer to puff up like a pillow.

Reminds me of the blueberry beers that are done correctly. Authentic berry flavor with a foamy body and slight sweetness. The underlying yeast makes it all come together like a breakfast bread. Drinks very well in Glacier National Park, Montana.

cbutova, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

zimm421, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

drinkin-beeers, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

thebigredone, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

DerekMorgan, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

troobie, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Flathead_Monster, Nov 15, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%

Appearance- huge 2 1/2 finger white head, golden and slightly hazy

Smell- a little sour and sweet from the hucks, the tart has a bit of yeast behind it

Taste- light breadiness up front almost immediately yields to the sweet berry middle, paler malts round it out with a slight hop touch. The yeast comes back for the finish

Mouthfeel- light body with a smooth feel

Overall- even with an adjunct as strong as hucks it keeps the style rather well. Definitely something nice and summery to sip on.

Sark, Sep 18, 2013
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3.36/5  rDev -6.9%

An interesting take on Huckleberry beer. They are in the right location for it, that's for sure. Huckleberry Central up there in Whitefish area!

Subtle berry flavor. Nice balance with malt. Refreshing, a tad too sweet, but overall a good example of the new style of Fruit Wheat Lager.

HappyPappy2X, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

drewfromboulder, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

elektronen, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jkball01, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

elglueckert, Jul 04, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -9.1%

A: Pours a nice straw golden color with a nice white head a finger thick and decent to low retention.

S: Pronounced blueberry and huckleberry aromas. A slight skunky maltiness but mostly overtones of berry with undertones of grass and yeast.

T: Berry notes are alittle bit more subtle. I sense more blue than huck with a slight sweet maltiness on the finish. Slight finish of grass-fruit. Hops are nowhere to be found

M: Decent carbonation to complement the light berry beer. light body and leaves a slight oily texture.

O: This beer is designed to be a crowd pleaser for those women or men who have underdeveloped palates at best. Berry fruit makes up for the lack of hops and malt. Not my fav from this brewery.

mtboozeaddict41, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

SCZ, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Had this awesome wheat lager off the tap at Whitefish ski resort after a long day.
The beer filled that glass nice with a golden color.
I took a nice sniff and was a solid lager with hints of fruity sweetness.
A gulp revealed a cold, clean crisp front end with a tart and slight hop to it. I could taste the huckleberry but it was not overpowering like other fruit beers I’ve had. This wheat lager was satisfying and not overwhelmingly fruity. I can easily drink a few pints of this.

Victor, Aug 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

hilgart1, Jul 27, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

Sounds gross doesn't it?

While at a Glacier National Park lodge, ordered a Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager on tap and was delightfully pleased. First of all, lets clear up any misimpression about huckleberries; they are a very mild fruit and in most applications (juice, ice cream, or jam) it is very mild and not overpowering. Thus, the huckleberry merely adds a mild flavor to the beer.

I'm not sure what a "wheat" lager is, as that sounds like an oxymoron, but lets not overhtink this, its beer after all.

WHWL is a very pleasing and refreshing brew, and the huckleberry is lighter than the bannana/clove flavor found in many German wheat ales. Try it, and you'll be pleasently surprised!

innersanctum, Jul 16, 2012
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Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
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