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Bitter Root Huckleberry Honey Ale

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our new summer seasonal infused with just the right amounts of Huckleberry and Honey to perfectly balance this summertime treat. The delicate honey and huckleberry aromas are balanced with wheat and hops to create a refreshing ale for the hot days of summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (284) - USA - OCT 25, 2014
I picked this up in Montana while I was on a road trip for work. Had to experience more than just one example of a huckleberry brew, of course. This was my second huckleberry and I put it off for a long time because I hated the first one. I am a dumb ass. The aroma from the bottle, amazing. A perfect balance of huckleberry and light earthy tones. The liquid is unfiltered and honey-hued with a large, very soft, and pillowing head that lasts throughout the glass, and ends up at the bottom when I finish the brew. The slight lacing is almost an afterthought. The taste is honey, wheat-grassy and huckleberry; not sweet, not bitter but a fine combination of both that lends itself to a fantastic summer taste sensation. The palate is light, slightly carb’d and dry at the back-end, wrapping up the whole package in a perfect example of a beer to drink on a hot summer day. I really liked this offering from Bitter Root and will watch for them again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
From notes. Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with little white head. Aroma is wheat and fruit. Taste is actually much better than I expected with the huckleberries really coming through nicely. Excellent beer for the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 6, 2013
A very strong huckleberry aroma, instantly upon opening the bottle. This was a bit on the warm side but still pretty good. The huckleberry is noticeable and the honey isn’t so much to make the beer sweet. Pretty solid summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap. Cloudy golden with a white top. Big Berry scent. Taste is berries and wheat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2537) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Sampled at the Mountain Brewers Festival. Big berry character, honey sweetness, grainy, floral, dry finish. The quality is what I would expect from Bitter Root. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4745) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
650ml bomber bottle pours a golden color with a small white head that settles down to reveal very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity berries (huckleberries) with some sweet malts and light hops. Taste is fruity and malty sweet with a light dry hoppy finish. Light bodied with modest carbonation. A pretty good fruit beer and recommended to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Wheat malt and huckelberries. Weird. Not much else in this one but I like it. Pours golden, hazy, thin white head. Flavors of wheat malt and berries. A little honey, a light crispness in the finish. Fairly one dimensional but tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3373) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle bought in CDL but enjoyed in Kalispell. Pretty tasty. You definitely get the wheat and hint of the huckleberries (reminds me of blueberries). Nice but slightly muted overall. I imagine the huckleberry flavors are pretty volatile.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bytemesis (4465) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is of grain and huckleberry. Flavor is the same, mildly sweet. A bit cloying in the finish. Not what I was expecting, for all the world like a pale lager with a bit of huckleberry juice in it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 12, 2012
22oz bottle. Hazy golden yellow with a thick foamy white head. Aroma is mostly fruity berry with some cracker malt and sweet floral honey. Flavor is sweet and lightly acidic berries with a smooth cracker malt taste. Medium to light body with average carbonation. Nice fruity beer, a tad sweet but the berries really shine in this one.

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