Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Huckleberry Cream Ale

This afternoon I'm drinking Huckleberry Cream Ale brewed by Laughing Dog Brewing in Ponderay, Idaho. There is a very nice outdoor scene on the label depicting a dog in a field in front of some woods and mountains. The rich purple background makes you think even more about the huckleberries you are about to sample. There is a story to the side that lets you know what to expect, and that this beer was created to celebrate the huckleberry picking season. Bottled 3/20/2012.

Grainy aroma with some faint berry. Not a very strong aroma at all. Tart berries are the main flavor in the beginning, and they are very soft. Smooth and creamy texture, though a little watery overall. Some light hoppy bitterness adds to the overall refreshment. Carbonation is good, crisp. The 5.0% alcohol isn't noticeable. Very simple. Not bland but I could have used a little more depth of flavor. I'd probably agree with the story about taking it to the lake, BBQ or just relaxing the day away.




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