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

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BA SCORE
83
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-08-2003

A light lager blended with real Montana huckleberry juice. Not bitter or overly sweet; extremely refreshing.

11 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very nicely executed fruit beer. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but huckleberries tend to grow in places where I fish, bike, ski and camp. Consequently, I've had to assume the "when in Rome" mantra and dive in from time to time. This version is subtle - it pours a nice golden colour with a typical lager head and a faint whiff of fruit. The actual fruit flavour is quite subtle and pleasant. I won't go out of my way to find this beer, but I won't get of the way if it's in my path.

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3.32/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.