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What The Huck | Fernie Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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60 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fernie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
ferniebrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by bobsy on 05-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,008
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
60
pDev:
10.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of cbutova
2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

British Columbia review dump.

A- Tallboy into a pint glass with a deep gold pale amber body and a thick creamy white head. The cap shoots to an inch high with great retention. Lacing is formed with thick blankets.

S- Generic sweet malts with plenty of sweetness and caramelization dominating the aroma. Sweet red apples, pear esters, cereal, yeast bread and a generic jammy berry hints.

T- A bit cleaner than in the aroma but again rather sweet and the yeast runs wild with esters all over. Notes of sweet apple and peat join the whole grains and sweet barley to drive the beers flavor profile. A hint of berry flavoring feels lost with the strong yeast and sweetness.

MF- Medium bodied with a creamy and puffy texture. The carbonation is a bit low and it makes it feel somewhat thin.

Yeast esters run wild and join sweet grains to make a dangerous and untamed duo. The huckleberry is beyond secondary to this and overall it comes off as messy.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaddog
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale raspberry colour with three fingers of bubbly blush head.

Smell - wheat malts, tart berry aroma, grape juice, and hint of earthy and floral hops.

Taste - Predominately the taste is the wheat malts and huckleberries. The hops are very mild.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth, creamy with the tartness lingering.

Overall - A nice wheat ale for those who are curious to try a beer infused with fruit, The flavours are subtle but nonetheless refreshing.

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Photo of 4ster
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.07/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Erik-P
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeezLynn
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a cloudy bronze shade, with a fluffy white head. Moderate head retention. Aroma is very fruity, sort of a jammy berry-like smell. Fruit is much less prominent in the flavor. Very wheaty, with very little yeast influence (no confusing it for a hefeweizen). Beyond the bready flavors, just a touch of fruityness and a bit of phenolic flavor on the back end. Mouthfeel is on full side with smooth carbonation.

This was a pleasant surprise. While I expected more huckleberry flavor, what I got was a quality wheat beer, with a touch of berry fruityness. The huckleberry didn't stand out to me as much as several other versions in my memory, but much better than the overly fruity/sweet, watered down versions you often get with fruited wheat beers.

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3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love the concept behind this beer. It uses local ingredients and celebrates a mountain lifestyle. Of the huckleberry flavoured beers out there, this is certainly one of my favorite. It is hazy, not overly sweet, and remains a beer first.

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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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What The Huck from Fernie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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