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Huckleberry Honey Ale
- Bitter Root Brewing
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I've sent probably a case of these out in extras... surprised to only see 2 other reviews.. Picked this one up at Brewforia tonight on the way home from work.. sharing it with Brenda while we are taking care of a sick, puking/shitting all over the place Siamese... yum.. smells like huckleberry and partially digested Iams.. I keed I keeeed.
1" head in my Old Guardian goblet.. the brew is slightly hazed orange. Nose shows pretty big huckleberry elements and almost nothing else.
Flavor is a damn good fruit beer pretty much from beginning to end... the berries come out punching alot mid palate and just linger forever.. the only "honey" I get could maybe be described as the finish on honey sweetened green tea..
Body is lite medium with a smooth medium carbonation... very good... I've liked every bottle that I've scored of this one since the first up at the Moscow COOP. A very well made fruit beer without being too sweet and never obnoxious.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2010 07:03:54 |
More by JohnGalt1
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bomber from a recent sojourn to Montana. Pretty damn sexy label too...the um, lake, reminds me very much of a roadstop lunch vista along the western shore of Flathead Lake....
This beer pours a hazy pale golden orange hue, with two fingers of dense creamy white head, which dissipates slowly, leaving some random blotches of lace around the glass. It smells like that simulated grape Pop Rocks candy from my over-sugared youth - sweet, floral, berry fruit. I can't help but say that this is actually compelling - cursed nostalgic pull... The taste is sweet white grain, earthy, acidic, juicy huckleberries, field honey, and a somewhat cutting crisp, leafy hoppiness. The carbonation is quite soft, the body medium weight, smooth, and well, juicy. It finishes fairly sweet, but not overly so, the dry biscuit and earthy hops putting up a slowly losing fight against the latent, intrinsic fruit and honey.
A very refreshing, and overall balanced, fruity beer. The huckleberries take center stage, with a lesser role filled by the titular honey, and the flavour is all the better for it. Glad I cracked this during the waning days of summer.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2010 02:05:50 |
More by biboergosum
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Huge and sincere thanks to JohnGalt1 for this wonderfully tasty brew. Note: I live in blueberry country and I don't use the term huckleberries.
It pours a cloudy straw color, topped briefly by an active white head, then a nice skim island and ring which hang for most of the ride.
The smell is blueberries, not syrupy or artificial or overbearing, but like the smell of a bucket full of fresh. There is a tart note which could be yeast, or the tart of the berries, a nice neutral sweet to it, and just a hint of floral and spicy hops, almost like a ghost aroma.
The sip starts with some tart yeast and nice berry, gains momentum as bitter (not quite herbal, not quite citrus pith) joins the party, and the berry sweet of it and tart stay in the sip to a finish that gets drier, and better, as the ale warms. The honey finally shows itself a bit near room temp., and adds just the right undernote to a flavor profile that is simple and delicious, clean and satisfying. Near room temp. is where this one shines.
Mouthfeel is where fruit beers often let down. Many are cloying, artificial, or leave a thick unpleasant resin on the palate. This one is low/med. carb., very light in the mouth due to the honey, natural tasting, and has a clean semi-dry finish that highlights the flavors.
Drinkability is quite good, rated as a beer one could drink all night without palate fatigue.
Impression: Yet another fine beer which requires air travel to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2010 01:08:05 |
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