beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Hazy golden with a tiny white top. Big berries in the nose. Sweet berries in the taste with a bit of grass.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the first huckleberry beer I’ve had, and I’m not sure its an experience I need to repeat. Not a bad beer, but this kind of berry sweetness seems a bit uneccessary. Tart and a little hoppy. Weak to medium body. Picked up for me by Kent and Rebecca.
Poterican13 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Loved it! very smooth taste not too fruity. The steam plant is an excellent place to go to if you’re ever in spokane.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Coeur d’Alene in August 2009. Couldn’t put this review in with the rest of my backlog earlier, as this place was listed as closed for a period of time.
One of the better beers we had a Coeur d’Alene. Maybe this was just that good in comparison to everything else. Pours a light yellow color with a decent head and a touch of lacing. The nose brings some fairly-nice berry notes, which continue into the taste. The taste, however, is a bit artificial. Feel is pretty light and cooling. Drinkability is decent. This might have been their best beer and that’s simply because it tasted artificial rather than having all sorts of off flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-30-2010
oh6gdx (24852) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Amber colour, small white fluffy head. Aroma is blueberrylike (huckleberry is said to be blueberries in a bushgrown alternative), some juniper (!), mild spruce as well as earth. Flavour is dark berries, some sweet malts and a bit salty notes in the background. The more I have of it, the worse it gets. Still far away from the worst beers the bastard from Stockholm has brought back to me .)
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a sweet fruity huckleberry aroma. Fruity malty sweetish huckleberry flavor with some weak hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty sweetish huckleberry finish.
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. From Spokane, WA, USA.
Clear dark golden colour with small bubbly white head.
Crisp berries (huckleberry?), yeast, sugar and malt in aroma.
Sweet sugar, malt, yeast, berries and some mild hops in flavour.
This berry beer really taste like berries.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Dan Journal #387. Tasted 8/5/10. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a golden hue. White ring of head. Aromas of vanilla, berries and a mild peppery note. Medium bodied with a perfumy and floral body. Flavors are spicy and tart with a great berry quality. Tangy effervescence. Crisp body and good flavors. Decent stuff.
omhper (22986) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub (Spokane, WA location). The first in a long serie of huckleberry beers I sampled in these parts. Cloudy golden, small head. Aroma of of spuce and huckleberry (less sweet blueberry). Perfumy and aromatic, light bodied and fresh with light grainy malt and slight grassy bitterness. Not complex, but appealing and quenching like few American fruit beers.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pale-ish yellow, average looking in the glass. Aroma is blueberries, I suppose technically huckleberries, but I’ve never smelled those. First thought was blueberry pancakes, there being some breadiness going on there as well. Thin in the mouth, really disjointed, no coherent focus on the palate. Some artificial-tasting berry notes, metallic, blueberry on the finish that unfortunately lasts. This may be harsh but it’s a bit like a Budweiser or something with blueberry flavor added, the blueberry isn’t integrated and the overall concept is confused. Not good.