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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.


3.6
   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 (2652) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2004
Opaque apricot colour with no head. Fruity aroma (duh). Sweet then a bit sour then dry. The berry flavour is mostly in the finish. It is a bit thicker tan I expected. The best fruit beer I've had. Thanks go to Slikwily.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2003
This has all it's component elements perfectly interwoven - it's a lager and a wheat (wonderful sharpness, wheaty crisp lemony sourness) with great fruitiness (I also don't know much about huckleberries) - this is a great concoction and tied for my No. 1 fruit beer! Wonderfully hazy yellowish brown in the glass. Super drinkable. Thanks, Slikwily.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Hazy golden color,Small head that faded fast.Mild malt aroma with a big emphasis on the fruit,if this is what a huckleberry smells like i think i will enjoy it then it smells pretty decent and sweet with a mild sour tone to it as well.Sweet taste at first then tart that later faded back to sweet.Pretty decent with a slight wheat tone and just a mild hop taste at the very end.The after taste is sweet but not overly so with a decent fruit as well.This is definately a different brew very nice as far as the flavor goes and well done IMO,if you can get this brew you should do it it won't let you down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snowdog (6) - USA - JUL 12, 2003 does not count
This is a nice, clean beer, with just that hint of fruit that makes it interestingly different. Not as overpoweringly fruity as the lambic types, just enough fruit that you can get an idea of what Huckleberries are like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thefatguy (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2002
Very good beer. Nice flavor with a good aftertaste. Nice beer from Montana. Very popular.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11477) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Golden hazy with a quickly dissipating head. Smells like what I guess huckleberries smell like, light. Mild wheat flavor, definitely fruity (presumably huckleberries), but there’s some bitterness to prevent the sweetness from overwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
A fruit beer for people who do not like fruit beers. Not a girlie beer at all. Do not try this beer if you do not like huckleberries. Very true to the commercial description. No syrup, doesn’t tase like syrup. A very good beer, that just happens to contain fruit.


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