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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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We begin with slight variations on our traditional Cream Ale recipe. Real huckleberries are added during the last minutes of the boil to lend a subtle berry aroma and flavor.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Light berry and some lactose. Golden pour with ok head and lacing. Light mash tang finish. Tap at World of Beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fakebeersnob (320) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Smells of berry (huckleberries, I am assuming) with a bit of a soggy Capn Crunch behind it. Pours a light straw color with a decent size head that does quickly cut down. Taste is berry with a light beer taste. A bit of yeast and malt. Lively carbonation at first that is prickly on the tongue, but that carbonation died down the longer it sat. Noticing that this is listed at 5.5% and mine is showing a 4%....so maybe I got a Utah variant of it? Not too bad, but nothing spectacular. Maybe on a hot day it would be nice lighter beer to grab

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (774) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Aroma: huckleberries, bread Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate: light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (9932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Aroma of tart berries and a little cream. Yellow w big head. Flavor is nice enough, less dusty than the nose, body average.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - JAN 17, 2016
slightly cloudy amber color; slightly tart, fruity aroma; tart,mostly berries in the flavor, but more tart than sweet

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Superbeero (10) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Look : Pale blonde color with 30% opacity, towering white loosely knit head @ 3 fingers; no lace left behind on clean pint glass. Aroma : Lots of berry aroma, very sweet, light graham and malt background. Medium strength. Taste : Fairly beery with malts and hop presence, light sweet/bitter berry mixture on the back palate. A finish of blueberry skin and malts. There is a lot of berry presence here and itís wonderful. Feel : Uneventful and unremarkable for the most part, but it has a light creaminess that is pleasant, and a mild carbonation propping up the body. The finish is clean. Overall : Itís a nice beer, I wish I would have had it this summer, it would have been very refreshing. As a winter time beer itís meh, so it depends on what season you drink it in, and what climate. Itís a nicely flavored beer though, with lots of berry and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Nice 2 finger head drops leaving good lacing.. atop a clear pretty orange/lite amber brew. Aroma is like huckleberry candy without the sweetness... the berries hint at an underlying sweetness, but itís more like a berry essence... smells very nice. Flavor is a basic beer with a bunch more huckleberry finish that lingers to a very slightly sour berry end. Middle of the road bready malts forces the berry flavor front and center... Not getting alot of hops... but a little citrus is evident. Light body that tastes thicker than it is... good carbonation helps keep the flavors moving across the palate. This beer is great fresh... and still very good with a few months on it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBrain (145) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle to glass. Clear orange yellow. Short-lived bubbly head. Aroma is indeed huckleberry, yeast, sweet. Flavor berry skins, very slight yeast, bitterness is a bit metallic, not overly sweet but fruity enough to be soda-like. Moderately carbonated. Fairly refreshing. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Started fruity, faded to a more mundane ale on the finish. Better than most non-fruited cream ales, but came up shy vs. most fruit brews.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3776) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Can picked up in Pocatello. Pours a clear gold color with a nice, foamy white head. The aroma is mostly sweet huckleberries (I assume since Iím no berry expert) and not much else. The flavor is mostly sweet fruit but it finishes with a slight bit of malt and hint of bitterness. Okay


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