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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neurbob (43) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlandersNed (233) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (3245) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Can. It poured a straw golden color with a white head. The aroma was of huckleberry, quite different, with hints of pale malt and yeast. The Taste was similar to the aroma with more malt and yeast and a crisp finish. Interesting. Thanks Hayduke!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartzluke (400) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 20, 2015
6 oz pour from refrigerated bottle into nonic pint. Orange and a bit hazy with a weak white head. Nose is sweet huckleberry. Very sweet. Like huckleberry syrup. Light bodied. Taste is a little cream and a hint of huckleberry. Not as much as the nose would suggest, though. Otherwise light and drinkable. The aroma is much too sweet for me though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (332) - - APR 25, 2015
01.23.15 store label. Poured from a 12 oz can into a mason jar style glass on 02.03.15. A: Strong huckleberries that could be smelled while pouring an armís length away. A: 2 finger head. It stays at a constant 1 finger after receding. Hazy yellow orange body. T: Huckleberries dominate. Grain and sweet malt (caramel?) are subtle. P: Smooth and creamy. Bubbles are on the back. Very refreshing. O: It is simple like a cream ale usually is, but itís good. Itís sweet like a dessert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ronaldtheriot (1575) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 12, 2015
From the 12-oz. can (with a pasted-on label), Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale has a thin, white, quickly-dying head, an opaque, sediment-filled, orange-gold appearance, some stray bubbles, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of odd wax paper, fruit acid, sweetness, huckleberries, berry skin, and white bread. Taste is of acidic berry juice, white bread, and background bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat chewy, and this beer finishes wet, fruity, and somewhat repelling. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1592) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12 oz can poured. Pours orange witha big foamy white head. Sweet fresh strawberries on the aroma. I imagine itís a lot of huckleberry as well, but like almost everyone, Iím more familiar with strawberries, and thatís what i notice. Flavor is strawberry as well, though light. Nice berry flavor with a slightly dry finish. This beer is exactly what I expected it to be. Light, easy drinking beer with a mild fruit flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lightbias (332) - USA - DEC 10, 2014
Poured from the can pale gold with a smell of fruity soap wafting through the air. The aroma is light, and smells as though I should be taking a long hot bath and soaking in these suds. The head caps it off with a very bubbly linen-white that is completely gone. leaving no trace at all within just a few minutes. The first taste is not the soap I was expecting, but a sharp, metallic accompanied by the delicate traces of huckleberry within the light-bodied beer. The liquid has a sweetness after the immediate metal on the tip of my tongue and bottom lip, and the aftertaste is pleasant. It may be the only truly pleasant quality about this brew, the aftertaste. It holds everything the beer itself should be; huckleberry goodness, creamy goodness, dry, short finish; no metal or soap. Wonít buy this again, will pour the rest of the beer down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5817) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2014
12 ounce can from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer is quite hazy golden and a bit dingy. Just a little off white head lingers nicely. The aroma brings spices and camomile. The flavor is just off the charts different from any cream ale I have had. It has a lot of camomile flavors and what I guess is huckleberry. Whatever that is. As a cream ale this is really interesting.

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