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What The Huck - Fernie Brewing Co.

What The HuckWhat The Huck

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%


Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Native to the Rocky Mountain region, the Huckleberry is prized for its sweetness and deep colour. We’ve blended it with a touch of wheat to create a smooth and creamy beer with a touch of huckleberries. Great for the summer patio season, cosy inter-season dinners or your finest apres ski. We’ve added the berry juice after filtration, giving a subtle purple colour and a slight haze, with a tartly sweet finish.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 05-26-2009)
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-01-2012 22:41:14 | More by goalie35
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Duggyb

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-01-2014 18:29:02 | More by Duggyb
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

10-30-2013 06:46:11 | More by Ianleesrivette
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-13-2013 03:05:57 | More by ZachT
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-23-2013 19:30:41 | More by Exeter
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

650ml bottle, $5.10 + dep at the BCLS.

A: Big foamy head, a bit cloudy but fairly clear, sort of an amber colour with a slight pinkish hue. Colour is not the most appealing, but I guess this is what a wheat ale with huckleberry juice looks like.
S: Berries, piney hops.
T: Dry. I guess I taste the berries. It's pretty mild, but not flavourless.
F: Crispness from the carbonation. Medium-bodied, a bit thicker than I expected, but not syrupy.

Would I buy it again? Probably not, although it's not bad. I can think of other fruit beers I'd rather drink, but I don't regret giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 22:59:32 | More by souvenirs
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2013 06:18:48 | More by 1stOffender
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-09-2013 04:23:31 | More by Sammy
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-20-2013 05:06:09 | More by Kmat10
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This pours with little, white, head - and the small head reduces quickly. The body is cloudy with a mix of colours, kind of purple but more of an orange-dark red colour. The aroma is fresh and lively. I get mostly grain and detect pear and a smoky quality. Wheat ales mix well with fruit flavours as this beer demonstrates. The taste is mostly berry and light citrus. The fruit tastes real (not artificially flavoured). It has a medium body, which is heavier than I expected. The carbonation is appropriate.

Overall, it reminds me of a herbal tea, but cool and carbonated. I'm not a big fan of fruit herbal teas though and this isn't the best fruit flavoured beer I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 04:49:13 | More by maclean25
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-13-2013 06:11:27 | More by schopenhauerale
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-08-2012 06:27:04 | More by jrempel
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-22-2012 14:02:32 | More by Coastal_Brew
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-13-2012 05:09:59 | More by bumchilly25
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w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-11-2012 18:13:44 | More by w00ddy
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slimspady

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-02-2012 05:42:55 | More by slimspady
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, AB. Served in a shaker.

Visual (2.5): Low-clarity, orangish hue with minimal head but nice lacing despite being in a shaker. No real stand-out traits.

Aroma (3.5): Berries...I'm guessing huckleberry and hints of gooseberry (advised by my friend who has tried both). What is for sure is a hoppy pine scent that does well to balance the wilderness fruit sweetness.

Taste (3.5): Fruity sweetness from the nose is reflected in the taste with the hops fitting into the flavour really well at the end. Sweetness lingers nicely with a great little hit of hop spice at the end. Would be best on a warm summer day.

Mouthfeel (3): Lively mouthfeel with active carbonation that sweeps over the pallet. A little watery with a lighter body. Again, the feel compliments the taste for some warmer weather.

Overall (4): This beer is the definition of "greater than the sum of it's parts". All togther, Fernie Brewing's What the Huck is a creative, well-crafted, and easily drinkable summer fruit beer. Although individually each of its traits may not stand out, all together What the Huck is a fantastic summer sipper that is not to be missed when the weather is good.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2011 04:54:49 | More by tonyf55
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-27-2011 05:32:25 | More by schnarr84
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-21-2011 17:33:41 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-21-2011 03:12:18 | More by EskimoDave
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a purplish amber color, with a small lacing head. The smell is borderline offensive. The taste is initially sweet, with a strong huckleberry taste, but then finishes with a strong wheat beer taste. The overall flavor is strong, but dosent last on the paletee very long; nice carbonation. Overall a very good wheat/fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 00:01:38 | More by vette2006c5r
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy purple appearance with a small amount of head but good lacing and retention. Was caught by surprise with the appearance. Sweet, berry smell with a hint of wheat, bread and apples.

Picked up wheat and berries for the taste as well as bread, some malt and a hint of vanilla. Taste seems like a lighter version of the smell. Light and creamy bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry, berry taste.

Overall, this is an interesting fruit beer and very refreshing. Taste could use more of a kick to it, but it's a well rounded beer. Will definitely try again in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 23:50:15 | More by CrazyMike
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scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very bubbly one finger head on a hazy purplish apricot. The head soon passes. No lacing to speak of.

Fruity smells. Some light malt notes. The berries are apparent but restrained. On the first sip, a nice blueberryish whiff on a very mild wheat base. The berry flavours seem more dominant. A mild tangy finish.

A very light body and a fairly light carbonation. A pleasant creamy texture. The drinkability is very good. A well balanced fruit beer. It is nice to see real fruit (wild crafted yet) rather than syrup. It shows in the final product.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 20:15:06 | More by scott451
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What The Huck from Fernie Brewing Co.
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