Huckleberry Pucker | Paradise Creek Brewery

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Brewed by:
Paradise Creek Brewery
Washington, United States
paradisecreekbrewery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by leedorham on 08-30-2013

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#9,314
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
35
pDev:
12.84%
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Reviews by leedorham:
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3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light orange with minimal head. Plastic cup at an outdoor event.

S - Muted aroma. I *think* I could pick up a little huckleberry but may have been mental tricks ifyouknowwhatimsayin

T - Huckleberries are definitely there and I love that flavor. Sour at a good sour lemonade type level.

M - Medium bodied. Carbonation to style.

O - Nice beer. Berry nice.

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Photo of woemad
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $5.39. No freshness date on the label, which carries the symbol of the 2014 Washington Beer Awards. There’s no statement that the beer or brewery won anything at the awards – it just seems to be proof that there was some entity known as the Washington Beer Awards in 2014. Incidentally, the label states this is 4.6 % alcohol This is my first Berlinerweisse.

Poured into an Iron Goat snifter, this was a cloudy apricot color, with a good-sized bone-white head that hung around for a bit.

Tart and sweet in the nose. It’s like a combination of fruity breakfast cereal and a Belgian wit, with a little extra sourness thrown in. There was no discernable hop aroma.

The sweet and sour pretty much hit the tastebuds at the same time, but the sour, tart aspect is the stronger flavor element. Huckleberry flavor stands out the most about midway through, then recedes into the background. The aftertaste is tartly sour, ending on a dry note that for once doesn’t seem to have anything to do with hops.

Fairly light bodied, with a coating, slightly effervescent mouthfeel, about as effervescent as things can get without going Belgian.

I’m digging this beer. I have no idea if it’s an authentic example of the style or not, but I feel like I could have several on a warm afternoon. While the huckleberry cereal-sweet fruitiness could have been off-putting if it dominated the profile, it’s there-and-gone manner keeps things nicely drinkable.

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Photo of Shawner
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a tulip. Big foamy head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving the glass coated with suds. Aroma is all huckleberries. The taste is tart huckleberries. Fortunately, the fruit intensity isn't messed up with sweetness; if the berries were sweet, this much fruit would be cloying, but there's hardly any added sweetness. It's like grabbing a handful of ripe berries off the bush, except of course they are brought to you in a cold refreshing beer. Great beer for the summer-like weather we've been having in Seattle this April.

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Photo of rinkerd
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigRedDog
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy golden yellow. Almost orangey amber. Large chalk white head. Decent lacing.

Smell has a slightly sweet, tart berry scent mixed in with some yeast phenols. Crisp tartness and green apple present as well.

Taste begins with a flash of puckering tartness. Semi-sweet berry flavor moves in mid-palate. Nice crisp and clean. Kinda taste like liquid sweet tarts. Actually, that is a perfect descriptor. The finish has this nice sour flavor that lingers and isn't extremely intense, but the enamel on my teeth start to feel it.

Mouthfeel is actually great. There is this bubbly carbonation that dances on the tongue.

Overall a nice take on the Berliner Weisse. I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Justin-m
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of OldGriz
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A lot of huckleberry flavor here. In fact you can smell it a mile away. While this strong huckleberry flavor is its biggest strength, I also think it could have tapered off just a tad. Overall though, a pretty damn tasty sour beer.

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Photo of Cramerican
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zestd
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beatleaaron
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Donkster46
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: medium orange hue with plenty of haze and a thin layer of white foam.

Smell: rich, sweet huckleberries with just enough tartness to really make the fruit pop. I'm a fan of huckleberries in general, and this really works.

Taste: tart, even for a Berliner weissbier, with a great huckleberry flavor and a nice wheaty finish. This is one book you *can* judge by its cover: "huckleberry pucker" is exactly what you get.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this is a seriously tart and refreshing beer. If you like fruit beers, this is absolutely worth trying.

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Photo of dbauer
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colbyjackcheese
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Golden yellow
S: Sweet huckleberries very present
T: Quite sour and sweet. Strong huckleberry flavor
F: Nice carbonation touch to it
O: Most definitely a summer beer. Quite sour as it does make you pucker like the name says. If you like huckleberry it is definitely a beer to try!

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.32/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grapeshops
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCross
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Huckleberry Pucker from Paradise Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 35 ratings