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 / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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
Ratings:
187
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
17.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of Donkster46
3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brocktune
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBobber
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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 -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kirsten14
4.73/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Such a good beer. It's one of those that works for any pallet. Such a good balance of flavors.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear pale yellow color with white head. Berries, sweetness, cereal, and graininess on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with berry and sweetness.

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Photo of fishguyac
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look : Pale blonde color with 30% opacity, towering white loosely knit head @ 3 fingers; no lace left behind on clean pint glass.

Aroma : Lots of berry aroma, very sweet, light graham and malt background. Medium strength.

Taste : Fairly beery with malts and hop presence, light sweet/bitter berry mixture on the back palate. A finish of blueberry skin and malts. There is a lot of berry presence here and it’s wonderful.

Feel : Uneventful and unremarkable for the most part, but it has a light creaminess that is pleasant, and a mild carbonation propping up the body. The finish is clean.

Overall : It’s a nice beer, I wish I would have had it this summer, it would have been very refreshing. As a winter time beer it’s meh, so it depends on what season you drink it in, and what climate. It’s a nicely flavored beer though, with lots of berry and malt.

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Photo of brandonwnw
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DizzyMsLindsay
4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnTurano
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Beardo
4.46/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.19/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.21/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled last night on 10/23/15. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle with a nice cooling label and cap. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a 10-ounce "CHEERS-BOSTON" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a clear golden in color with a good 2-finger creamy white head. Head actually stayed around for a while and finally settling down to still a good 4mm or so. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of light grains and berries for the most part. Pretty much is said for the taste with the slightly sweet berries at the start and finishes with a very mild bitterness at the finish, which works really well for this brew. Crisp and clean and goes down easy. Different taste than raspberries, strawberries, etc and I liked it. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of kerry4porters
4.27/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale from Laughing Dog Brewing
3.39 out of 5 based on 187 ratings.
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