What The Huck
Fernie Brewing Co.

What The HuckWhat The Huck
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Fernie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #219
Ranked #25,662
3.61 | pDev: 11.36%
Oct 23, 2021
May 26, 2009
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.3 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Oct 23, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Roejogan from Canada (BC)

Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

2.4/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Clear pink-gold color. Poured a medium height head that collapsed to a patchy skiff after half a minute. Medium-low flow of tiny bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Left a couple of small dots of lace.

Light fruit scent (huckleberry?) with a light malt. The glass accumulates a light barnyard scent if left alone - this is consumed with each first sniff after leaving it alone for 10 or so seconds. Very light funk that could be yeast, hops, or both. Swirling the glass kicks up a much stronger barnyard that is closer to horse blanket.

Mostly fruit flavor - couldn't say if this was huckleberry or not. Starts with a brief burst of barnyard. Tastes oddly thin, like this has been diluted with an equal volume of water. Light malt. Very light hops. There is an undercurrent of funk and pepper that seems like a strange chemical factory smell/taste. The aftertaste is mostly barnyard, the funk and pepper, and a bit of the fruit.

Very light tongue tingling, but it does convert almost all the liquid to foam for a few seconds. A bit astringent.

Too much fruit. The natural ale is buried. There is also this mix of strange chemical flavors as a base. My notes from a few years ago show that I didn't like this then, so the overall experience hasn't changed.
Jun 15, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by acarabine

Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It’s kind of a pinkish beige colour, clear filtered with moderate carbonation and a finger of pink tinged to white head.

It smells of malt, sour, and a bit of cardboard.

It is slightly sweet with berries and with a strong malty back bone.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Cranbrook BC and I’m drinking it in Redding California September 17, 2019.
Sep 18, 2019
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Beagle Pub on Vancouver Island.
Pours clear golden rose with a tall short pinkish white head.
The appealing aroma is has some berries but is very mild. So too with the flavor.
Overall: too timid
Jun 04, 2019
Rated: 3 by LennyBound from Illinois

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 3.6 by Darandos from Canada (AB)

Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

2.58/5  rDev -28.5%
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.
Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB)

Sep 10, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by cknoch from Canada (AB)

Apr 23, 2017
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
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.
Feb 27, 2017
Rated: 3.65 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by derdtheterd from Canada (AB)

Jan 04, 2017
Rated: 3.07 by ILOVEHAM from Canada (BC)

Sep 03, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Apr 18, 2016
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Reviewed by GeezLynn from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
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.
Jan 20, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by mattumeo from Canada (AB)

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Nov 01, 2015
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