Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale | Laughing Dog Brewing

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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream AleLaughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States
laughingdogbrewing.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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.

Added by woemad on 07-24-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,730
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
203
pDev:
17.06%
 
 
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2
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Radcpa
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Dark amber appearance with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a fairly strong pleasant huckleberry. Taste is also a pleasant huckleberry.

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Nass
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer produces a well carbonated light orange pour. The aroma is sweet, fruity fragrant, sort of like a berry type of smell, and a slight creamy smelling is following through as well as it has warmed up for a few minutes in my glass. No date on the can or simple julian code to decipher as well. the taste is okay but not as impressive as the nose. it taste rather dull like a few other cream ales i have had in the past. The huckleberries are there but they are not overpowering in the flavor. The can artwork has improved on this beer I may add. the flavor pops more after about 15 to 20 minutes sitting in the glass but not much. It's decent but not amazing. Put those dates on the cans and bottles guys. Cheers! B

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Photo of TBCE
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is very nice cream ale. It pours with a nice two finger head and it has a very weird apricot with a grey hue color to it. The aroma is indicative of a tart beer with some of the fruitiness coming through. The taste is very mild and features a slight mineral note that is followed by some slight sweetness. More fruit at the end. Smooth mouthfeel with not much in terms of a carbonation bite.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ChuckTom
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Trailboss76
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The moment you crack the can you are greeted with a fresh, inviting, sweet vapor of huckleberry. There's a fast, foamy head that disappears almost as fast as it forms. Visually, you are hit with a murky - but not unpleasant - golden look. "Liquid Gold" would not be far from the truth. Back to the aroma - it seems to be picked up at a distance - a foot or so - better than up close. There's a fair amount of carbonation and with that sweetish smell your tongue is prepared for something like a hard cider. But it doesn't go there. It's sort of a dull (not as in "bad", just not overly pronounced) fruity.

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Photo of elglueckert
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shivtim
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisLeWhite
4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice crisp summer bear. With strong huckleberry notes and a fruity taste it stays honest to its title

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Photo of Montanabeerz
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grittybrews
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brocktune
2.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid looking clear gold pour with two fingers of a bubbly white head. Lots of visible carbonation.

Smells like berries, and bitter berries at that. Something like a fresh bitter, sweet berry is very predominant on the nose.

The taste is actually just like the nose but removes the sweet factor. The beer tends to be a bit bland and there is a lot of bitter berry flavor with just a bit of sweet.

Mouth feel was very light with a fairly crisp finish. With lingering berry flavors down the back of the throat.

My overall was really digging into the taste, and that was based on the fact there is not much of a flavor, other than berry coming through. This really is not to bad but does seem to be lacking a bit of flavor. It is a fairly light beer and might go better with a hot summer day.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 203 ratings