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

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Wild Huckleberry Wheat LagerWild Huckleberry Wheat Lager
BA SCORE
3.69/5
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87 Ratings
Wild Huckleberry Wheat LagerWild Huckleberry Wheat Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Montana, United States
greatnorthernbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light lager blended with real Montana huckleberry juice. Not bitter or overly sweet; extremely refreshing.

11 IBU

Added by Todd on 08-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,389
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
87
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of PNW253beer
4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Honestly one of the best wheat lager's I have ever tasted. I highly recommend this beer to anyone passing through Montana. The hint of huckleberry makes it an instant classic.

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Photo of The_Geologist
4.77/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer is exactly as advertised: a wheat lager with a hint of huckleberry essence added. The huckleberry is not overpowering or sweet, but its there in the background. Otherwise, pretty standard American lager........ watery body

64/100

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cruzgator
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in Yellowstone NP: home of everything huckleberry.
Clear bluish amber body with a good off-white head. decent retention.
Aroma: Blueberries and faint hops.
Flavour: berries, baked wheat bread and light hops. Nearly as sweet as it is bitter.
Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of benloho
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Backlog. 12 oz bottle. Berries and wheat aroma. Cloudy, pale yellow in appearance. Medium head which disspiates, leaving a thin collar of foam. Berries and wheat flavor. Not bad.

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Photo of Coldfire_2112
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.14/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i dont care what the ratings say, this is better beer than its getting credit for being, i absolutely love it. thanks to my girlfriends parents for hooking this one up for me! super cool of them. the beer is fantastic, the best and truest use of huckleberry i have encountered in a beer. it is a little sweet, juicy though, ripe fruit generally is pretty sweet, so that makes sense. the brilliant and probably less appreciated elements are the wheat malt base, which gives this a lively fluffy texture, and the lager yeast, which does its best to dry it out with a congruent crackery balancing element. the fruit is awesome though, jammy and dark, healthy tasting, no hops at all, but they arent missed, at least for me. i like the crispness from the yeast even though it has some residual sugar, its different that way, and all the body is just awesome. i would crush six packs of this if it was available here. this is a little more old school in terms of fruit beer, but i think its perfect for what it is. amazing how refreshing this is when its ice cold, takes me some place i like to be. really excellent stuff, ignore the reviews, try it, you will love it.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheYankee
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from Albertsons. Dull pour, aroma is berries, but seems candy-ish, flavor smooths out a bit, and body has a nice silky feel to it. Wheat is probably a nice base for this, and presents a decent summer quencher.

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Photo of Beardo
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GlendonTT
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sporklift87
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wild Huckleberry Wheat Lager from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 87 ratings