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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (8391) - 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 (1071) - - 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 (1217) - , 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
neurbob (102) - 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 (385) - , 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 (3583) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, 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!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartzluke (485) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WABeerFiend (362) - - 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.


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