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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Overly active on the pour, this maintains a big, fizzy head over a hazy yellow-orange brew. The aroma is more creamy than berry, but they’re both there. This drinks with a definite, farmhousey funk. I don’t discern any berry character at all, and instead this comes across as a saison-style beer, but a bit imperfect. Disappointing from a normally solid brewer. (#5081, 6/27/2013)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wittales (756) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Appearance was clear gold with diminishing rocky white 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are slight sweet malts, then overpowering berry nose. Taste are hints of sweet pale malt, sour huckleberry and not much else. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with light body, lasting sour berry finish. Too much berries, dial it back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Clear amber pour with a small but thick, bright white head that lasts a while. Aroma of yeast, and an unidentifiable (well, okay, it’s huckleberry) slightly funky fruit. Taste is on the lighter side of a cream ale with the fruit providing a brightness without being cloyingly sweet. Slightly unpleasant floral finish/aftertaste. Really lively carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Doesn’t quite come together, but not a bad "patio in the middle of summer" beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Golden pour with thin white head. Fresh berry aroma. Sweet, but not overbearing taste. Nice light berry finish and aftertaste. Light, spritzer like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2013
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear pale amber with a dense white head that sticks around for a while. Big cloying huckleberry pancake syrup nose, definitely smells backsweetened. Fizzy light body. Crackers and syrup on the mid palate with a cloying finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of berries and cereal. Berry and grape flavor. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
nealblind (1389) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2013
big white head. clear orangy yellow. smells of raspberry chapstick. Tastes soapy and dusty. Not very sweet. light carb. Good beer for someone who likes non-sweet fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Very fresh (March 2013 bottling) 12 oz bottle with a trace of sediment in the bottom. pours a red-orange-amber; clear; small head that soon reduces to a tiny bi of film and a partial ring. S: Nice fruity smell; natural huckleberry is believable. Sweet but more fruity than like candy. Light baked bread in the background. Taste: Huckleberries!! Taste rating bumped up for the high quality fruit treatment here. Also features a bready malt base and a touch of hops. . M: nice smooth feel in this medium bodied ale. Well chosen, moderate level of carbonation. O: I had this as a light dessert beer and it worked well. Refreshing, with a pleasant, natural fruitiness. Sweet but not cloying or candied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
355ml bottle pours a golden color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh berries and grains. Taste is a malty sweetness with a tartness from the berries and a dry finish. Light bodied with average carbonation. A decent brew for the style, with a pleasing aroma and an easy drinking ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vegasron (5) - sANDPOINT, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2012 does not count
I typically enjoy lighter beers & learned that Laughing Dog incoporates real huckleberries into a cream ale recipe. Each year the flavor and changes due to mother nature presenting a weather influenced berry. Some years the ale is floral and sweet. Other times a little more tart. But for sure you’ll experience fresh berry flavor in a smooth cream ale. I can only drink one as I’d rather go for the Pales and IPAs. Best served very cold and in hot weather.

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