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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - MAR 28, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very rapidly, leaving just a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer massive of a huckleberry and almost blueberry like smell. Along with these aromas comes some yeasty and wheaty smells as well as a little bit of a grainy and grassy smell. Taste – The taste begins with a decent sum of a wheaty taste which is matched by some yeast and a little bit of grain. While the huckleberry is lighter upfront, it quickly gets stronger and with it brings more and more sweetness. The huckleberry and sweetness maximize in the middle with the berry then remaining strong throughout the taste while the sweeter more sugary flavor fades ever so slightly. With a little bit of grass and a slight increase in the fruit due to some blueberry flavors coming to the tongue, one is left with a moderately sweet berry-wheat flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the low abv, fruit flavors, and wheat style of the brew the feel is great with it making for a very easy drinking and more refreshing brew. Overall – A somewhat sweeter and berried flavor brew that is still rather drinkable due to its lighter body and low abv. Not a bad summer style refresher, but nothing I would want all that often. One to at least give a go to for yourself to see if you like it or not.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (1933) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 18, 2009
12 oz bottle. Berries and wheat aroma. Cloudy, pale yellow in appearance. Medium head which disspiates, leaving a thin collar of foam. Berries and wheat flavor. Good...makes me wonder, whatever happened to Black Star?!?!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1706) - Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy golden with a nice white dense head. Aroma is syrupy huckleberries, along with nice pressed and maybe sweetened huckleberries, or jam maybe, and that’s about it, not complex but appealing. The taste is less in your face huckleberry, more blended with the beer, wheat and even some grassy hops present themselves. No award winner here, simple and easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2011
(bottle 8/30/11). Clear gold color. Medium off white head. Moderate berry aroma with light tartness. Flavor of the same, with light sweet malt. Avg duration. Dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Big thanks to Slkwily again for this one. I’m 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 couldn’t identify. Anyway, flavor was nice with a bit of tartness to the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1443) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from the Rising Sun general store in Glacier Nat’l Park, but I didn’t get to drinking it until just now in our hotel room in Great Falls. Feel like I gotta drink it before I leave the state. Pours pale gold with offwhite head. Aroma of wheat and huckleberry juice. Taste is very much the same. Wheat beer mixed with huckleberries. Not overly sweet, though, and finish is of lightly toasted wheat and gentle bitterness. Light body, lively carbonation. Thirst-quenching. Overall: Can’t say I’d order this often, but under the hot Montana sun it makes a compelling case.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1142) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2013
I was lucky enough to get this on draft in Montana! Poured a pale yellow color with a thin off-white head. Lots of berry in the aroma. Taste is mostly of berries, but it is not overwhelming. It is also not too sweet or syrupy, the balance is good. Some hops help give the finish some crispness. Overall very refreshing.

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 don’t really know but when they’re 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.

3.7
   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.


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