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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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In honor of the huckleberries that grow wild throughout the Flathead Valley, we unveiled this summer brew in the spring of 1996. A combination of 75% Western pale malted barley, 25% malted wheat, Cascade hops and wild huckleberry juice from the Flathead Valley, were used to create this highly drinkable, thirst-quenching lager. A delightfully unique fruit beer, this pale summer brew combines the crisp, dry refreshment of a light lager with a subtle, tart hint of huckleberries that is neither sweet nor overpowering.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Bottle. Clouded gold body with a small white head. Nose is wheaty and fruity. Some mild tartness to this. Taste is more fruit than wheat with some light sweet notes intermingled with the huckleberry tartness. Itís mild and even a dbit refreshing. Medium bodied. Finishes with Tart fruit notes, light wheat and mild sweetness. Not too bad.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
Chemical-like huckleberry aroma. Slightly cloudy pale yellow. I hope these are huckleberry seeds because they look like sperm. Initial baking soda quality. Very tart finish. Maybe not as bad as this rating sounds but not a combination I would continue brewing. #700.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
What do huckleberries smell like? I donít really know but when theyíre combined with beer the result is an abomination. A sickly sweet rubber aroma. Pours a golden yellow, thin head. Sweet flavour, finish is quite sour. I guess it would be refreshing - if you just spent 3 weeks in Montana without water.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Big thanks to Slkwily again for this one. Iím one that always appreciates a light fruitiness in a wheat, and this was nice. Cloudy gold with a head that dissapated rapidly. Aroma was my only complaint; something "off" I couldnít identify. Anyway, flavor was nice with a bit of tartness to the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Cloudy straw color with a modest (soft peak egg white) head. Fruity aromas dominate - I assume huckleberries (not being learned in huckleberries). I detect the aromas of blackberries with only a hint of wheat. OK... huckleberry flavors (again, tastes like blackberries). Nice light undertones of malt and a mild clearing acidity. Actually rather pleasant fruit brew. Light mild fruit linger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Pale yellow out of the bottle with a thin, fizzy white head. Sweet berry nose with a little soda pop sensation to it. Light berry fruit flavors. I donít know what huckleberries taste like, but this was like blueberries and raspberries with a light dusting of white sugar. Finish is a little more tart. Not a bad version of a fruit beer. Thanks to slikwily for the bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Kind of a disconcerting berry smell to start out with and I was kind of disappointed to find that the scent carried through into the flavor. Kind of like their wheatfish with a hint of berriness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Thanks to slikwily for this one! Caramel, blueberries, and honey in the aroma, very nice aroma. Thin white head, that fades, but is decent. Nice deep gold body. A good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Funny story about a bear and the last time I went out to pick huckleberries to make jam...yadda, yadda, yadda...and that's why we call my dog "Grizzly Biscuit". (bottle, 01/03) Anyway, I'm sick of huckleberries and I get a gift of this stuff. It's been in the fridge for a couple months now. Looks quite pale, but bright and somewhat (surprisingly) opaque. Not a huge blast of huckleberry on the nose, but it's there. Taste is generally crisp, light, and with a grassy sweetness. Finish is tart, presumably from the huckleberry extract. Not bad stuff, but I'm still sick of huckleberries. Bonus points for it being a much more drinkable example of a style I don't really like.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 9, 2004
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Slikwily & Rastacouere. At first I thought, "Wild Huckleberry" what the hell? But... looks like a Wit, bright orange and hazy. Nose very fresh, strong berry presence but also vanilla and citrus. Flavor fruity, acidic, fairly full bodied for a lager, nice tart finish. I'm not blown away, but it was certainly a nice surprise (thanks again guys!) and an above average fruit beer.


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