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Coeur d’Alene Huckleberry Ale

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company’s Huckleberry Ale is a year-round refreshing ale which combines fragrant Pacific Northwest hops, selected light grains and the essence of our region’s most treasured wild berry. We do not use any wheat malt in this brew to give it a cleaner, drier palate without heavy body and to leave the fresh, naturally sweet taste of huckleberries pure and accessible. Huckleberry Ale is a superior, hand-crafted beer with a clean, fresh taste.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap. Hazy golden with a tiny white top. Big berries in the nose. Sweet berries in the taste with a bit of grass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Poterican13 (1) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Loved it! very smooth taste not too fruity. The steam plant is an excellent place to go to if you’re ever in spokane.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2010
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 .)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (15557) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6096) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2010
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.


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