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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In honor of the huckleberries that grow wild throughout the Flathead Valley, we unveiled this summer brew in the spring of 1996. A combination of 75% Western pale malted barley, 25% malted wheat, Cascade hops and wild huckleberry juice from the Flathead Valley, were used to create this highly drinkable, thirst-quenching lager. A delightfully unique fruit beer, this pale summer brew combines the crisp, dry refreshment of a light lager with a subtle, tart hint of huckleberries that is neither sweet nor overpowering.

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3.1
nathanvc (694) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2017
Sampled at Hop’s Downtown Grill, Kalispell. Pours clear golden with a thinning, white head. The aroma contains citrus, wheat, bread, dough, malt and, presumably, some fruits like huckleberry. It tastes light to medium citric sour, light sweet and light bitter with a wheaty finish. Light body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation. I find it strange that this is labeled a Fruit Beer; the wheat is so much more prominent. Then again, it could also have been a ’complex Pale Lager’. I enjoyed it.

3.7
badgerben (5323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Copper color with a small head. Strong fruity, jam-like aroma. Lots of huckleberry. Tart berry flavor. The berry is strong enough it seems like it should be sweet, but it’s actually quite dry with a fair hop bite. Some caramelized sugar. A little dusty grain. Nice!

2.8
IndianaRed (5030) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle pours a light dingy amber with a thin off white head. Decent huckleberry aromas and flavors. Otherwise mild plain wheat beer.

3.6
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color. Light. Bubbly white head. Berry fruit aroma. Blueberry and other sweet fruit. I've never had a huckleberry so I can't speak to that. Sweet flavor. Berries. Light grain. Sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
zoucrew102 (2104) - - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle, thanks dad! Sweet huckleberry aroma with notes of wheat malt and some grassy hops. Pours cloudy golden colored with half a finger of off white head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with wheat malt flavors with a hint of grassy hops. Finishes very smooth and refreshing with sweet huckleberry ending it nicely. Nice summery beer.

3.3
chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12 oz bottle in Yellowstone NP: home of everything huckleberry. Clear bluish amber body with a good off-white head. decent retention. Aroma: Blueberries and faint hops. Flavour: berries, baked wheat bread and light hops. Nearly as sweet as it is bitter. Medium-light body with medium carbonation.

3
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle from my friend Bob. Pours golden with a thick white head and a faint berry aroma. There is a fruity wheat malt flavor with a slightly tart finish.

2.4
dwyerpg (6410) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2016
The wheat aroma actually comes out stronger than the huckleberry. Flavor is similar - more wheat than fruit. It’s okay. My 2nd or 3rd different huckleberry beer; this might be the best but i’m not sure this fruit works very well in beer yet.

3.4
keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Very light in color with no hint of blue makes me wonder if this is an extract berry. The aroma is lite, mostly sweet malt. The flavor has just a bit of the berry. Very nice and refreshing. Nice brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
stevoj (5567) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 20, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. Dull pour, aroma is berries, but seems candy-ish, flavor smooths out a bit, and body has a nice silky feel to it. Wheat is probably a nice base for this, and presents a decent summer quencher.


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