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Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale


Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale cover

Pretty much the worst label ever, but not a shabby summer ale at all.

I'm a fan of the Ponderay brewery's cream ale, and adding huckleberries to the mix seems like a pretty logical step to make it more summery.

The result is good. It pours with an extremely creamy head, and I can't recall an ale in recent memory  that has laced the glass quite as nicely as the Huckleberry Cream. The smell reveals, shockingly enough, cream and huckleberries. 

Flavor wise, though, the cream dominates. This isn't miles away from Laughing Dog's standard Cream Ale, just with a tart aftertaste. It could be argued that'd be enough, and it probably is, even though it's not extremely exciting.

With all that said, it's an extremely drinkable beer. It's also refreshing. So while the excitement level might be a bit muted, I definitely see this one as part of the summer rotation. Nice one.