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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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3.2
willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Funny story about a bear and the last time I went out to pick huckleberries to make jam...yadda, yadda, yadda...and that's why we call my dog "Grizzly Biscuit". (bottle, 01/03) Anyway, I'm sick of huckleberries and I get a gift of this stuff. It's been in the fridge for a couple months now. Looks quite pale, but bright and somewhat (surprisingly) opaque. Not a huge blast of huckleberry on the nose, but it's there. Taste is generally crisp, light, and with a grassy sweetness. Finish is tart, presumably from the huckleberry extract. Not bad stuff, but I'm still sick of huckleberries. Bonus points for it being a much more drinkable example of a style I don't really like.

3.2
biggmike (482) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 8, 2008
This poured a yellow/orange color that was murky with a nice white head that dissipated rather quickly. The aroma and flavor are both dominated by the fruitiness of the huckleberry juice. Very smooth and thirst quenching. Nothing spectacular, nor offensive.

3.2
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
From a 12 ix bottle dhared at the beartooth cafe in cooke city mt. Pours a hazy pale lemon with a white head. Huckleberry dominates the nose. Flavors if blueberry pancakes. Lively mouthfeel with a clean finish.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Golden hazy with a quickly dissipating head. Smells like what I guess huckleberries smell like, light. Mild wheat flavor, definitely fruity (presumably huckleberries), but there's some bitterness to prevent the sweetness from overwhelming.

3.1
mbgrayson (806) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours a cloudy gold. Subtle taste and aroma of huckleberries. I like this better than many fruit beers. A solid wheat beer, with huckleberries.

3.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle at the Stone of Accord. Pours a slightly hazy bright gold. Loose white head. Big fruity slightly acidic berry nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty nutty mid palate. Mostly a bunch of tart and tangy huckleberry syrup notes--appealing, and tastes fairly natural.

3.1
BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Draft at Hops for dinner and also in Whitefish. I guess huckleberries are pretty volatile because I got very faint fruit notes here. Either that or the wheat just completely dominated the berries. Nice but wanted more fruit.

3.1
stevoj (5572) - 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.

3.1
nathanvc (712) - 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
BillKismet (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Pale, cloudy yellow, with stream of thick bubbles feeding a weak head. Huckleberry pierces through the wafting wheaty notes. Mellow berry flavor. With mild tart sour wheat to balance the sweetness. A respectable, lightly flavorful, fruit beer.


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