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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The huckleberry is native to the Pacific Northwest and is prized for it’s sweetness and texture. To celebrate summer and the huckleberry picking season, we have blended real huckleberries with our cream ale. Smooth and creamy with a light touch of huckleberries, it would be great at the lake, a bbq or simply just relaxing away a long summer day. Just like the berries, Huckleberry Cream Ale with be available for your enjoyment for a limited time! You never know when it will be gone until next year


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lightbias (158) - 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. Won’t buy this again, will pour the rest of the beer down the drain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5066) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (555) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Well, for some strange reason I like fruit beers when summer comes, and had this in the fridge without drinking it. Now that it is cold, I decided to give it a try. Canned. Hazy amber color. Nose of berries, sweet, background of honey. Tastes dry, light flavor, modest fruit, especially on after taste. I know how hard it is to get really strong fruit aroma from fruit alone and the pressure to add some natural WONF flavoring to enhance the beer. It appears Laughing Dog did not go this route, as the flavor appears naturally fruit-derived to me. Many of the blueberry beers I’ve tried have been ruined by addition of fake flavoring. Not this one, it is quite nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (7366) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
12 oz can. 141130. (Shenandoah Hops) Staunton, VA.
Cloudy golden colour with a tiny off-white head. The aroma is some berries and cookies. The flavour is some sweetness, berries and malt. Thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12 oz can bought from LIfesource Natural Grocer in Salem. $1.69 Have to say this is the most beautiful can for beer i have seen. Pours a hazy yellow body with a large bubbly/frothy pure snow white head. Very nice sweet berry/floral aromas..i could smell it as soon as i began to pour.slight biscuity malt. Invigorating. Well balanced taste with the berries coming out in the end. Crackery/biscuit malts. Great drinkable palate on a hot ,humid sweaty night this went down a treat. Very very good fruit flavoured cream ale. Will be getting a six for the weekend grill out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1339) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2014
This type of beer isn’t my thing, but for what it is, it succeeds splendidly. Really nice cream ale base brew. The huckleberry flavor is very prominent, but not sweet. This is not one of those fruit-type beers where you have a sip and say "no more." For what it wants to be, it’s very very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2325) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Some fruit added to Laughing Dog’s cream ale makes for a sweet drink, perfect for a hot summer’s day. Body from the cream ale is slick and velvety, huckleberries add a nice sweet touch to this drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1335) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a pinkish gold with a nice white head and good lacing. Aroma of sweet fruits, huckleberry and other fruity esthers. Taste is sweet fruits bit not overwhelming and some malts but not enough for a proper balance. Beer is more focused on being a beer and not sweet and fruity. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (789) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma is huckleberry and strawberry. Taste is a sweet lifht maltiness that is net with a dry bitterness that isn’t anything special. Mostly a fruity take over. Body is a clear gold with a thin head that retains poorly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap. Golden color with a white top. Fruit berry nose. Taste is grains and berries.


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