Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
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4.01/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
07-14-2014 04:51:25 | More by cbutova
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
09-18-2013 03:04:56 | More by Sark
3.36/5 rDev -6.4%
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.
09-06-2013 20:22:25 | More by HappyPappy2X
3.28/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
02-26-2013 05:26:26 | More by mtboozeaddict41
4.5/5 rDev +25.3%
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.
08-01-2012 20:33:48 | More by Victor
3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
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!
07-16-2012 22:05:08 | More by innersanctum
3.1/5 rDev -13.6%
Bought a bottle from the brewery so it was nice and "fresh".
Pours a translucent yellow with decent head. Smells like sweet fresh huckleberry's. Taste of beer is slightly sweet with a hint of bitter and finishes like a lager. It is a good afternoon or desert beer but not something I could drink alot of.
06-22-2012 15:16:27 | More by sAws
Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
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