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Little Kings Cream Ale - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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Little Kings Cream AleLittle Kings Cream Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

318 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 20.72%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 08-19-2001

 http://www.littlekingsbeer.com/main.html 
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Ratings: 318 | Reviews: 164
Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
4.5/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic. The seven ounce bottles are genius. They go down so quick. Cream ale taste is a good wrinkle on 60s/70s style big productions beers.

Photo of misternebbie
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Illini5596
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An interesting local oddity, the flavor is somewhat interesting, but it isn't a great beer by any regard. Some lingering creaminess if you imagine really hard.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another "lost review" (one that I swear I reviewed on BA a long time ago but it's not there).

Pours to a thick white head that makes fish eye bubbles and pale gold color. Aroma is sweet, corny and slightly fruity. Flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Pretty decent cream ale.

Photo of arielbusch
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deviated from craft a little bit with this one and was so glad that I did. Was blown away by how well this stood up to other beers in the industry today. This retro brand still has it! And believe it or not this won a GABF medal in the past.

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought this simply because my mom has always talked about having Little Kings when she was younger but it was turned out to be much more drinkable than I expected. It's a bit light on the taste and is expectedly light in color and feel but the taste isn't bad at all and is actually quite smooth. When compared to most of the other non-craft offerings I've had, I'll take a Little Kings everyday.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

you know, occasionally, and very occasionally, i like to deviate from the craft beer i love so much for a little refresher course about why i spend so much time and money and energy on this passion of mine, and its beer like this that serves that purpose so well. classic cheap cream ale in a cute little package. its got a mild skunk to the nose, but other than that is an extremely passable macro tasting brew, malty enough in a light pils sort of way, and not lacking in flavor at all. it has a little body, wonderfully refreshing carbonation, and a pretty snappy finish, a fine refresher overall. its honestly not very good, but its also not all that bad, especially when judged against its peers. what it doesnt have though is any real hop profile, anything unique or interesting, an appreciable yeast character, or any capacity to hold my attention or inspire me in any way whatsoever. craft beer has and does at least most of those things most of the time, and thats why i love it so much, it makes me think and it makes me move, and im not sure what i would be mentally or physically if this is the kind of beer i drank all the time. i dont hate it, i am actually thankful for it today for reminding me again why i am so into craft beer. this though, is well enough crafted that i just might buy it again someday!

Photo of visualmartyr
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
3.67/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of mamaraza
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of KYGunner
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

The nose is light Pilsner style malt with some grassy tones and a fruity bubblegum-like aroma.

The flavor is a bit on the cracker Pilsner malt with so grassy grainy tones. There's a bit of sweetness a corn pop cereal finish.

This certainly is easy to drink and makes for a pretty good beer to start with.

Photo of KevinOMReb
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of FiscalRedPanda
4.24/5  rDev +39.5%

Photo of Wvlibrarydude
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BPMeyer27
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of bmrich2002
4.2/5  rDev +38.2%

Photo of nhungcam
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Very first beer I ever drank and hooked ever since.

great sunrise golden color

Smooth, slight sweet fruity action on the end

All and all as good as I remember.

Photo of glockster23
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mjurney
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Appearance:
Deep golden color, clear. Few carbonation. Thick foamy head.

Aroma:
Some sweet grain, faint green apple.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Pale malts, bready, touch of caramel. Some fruity, green apples and pears. Mild bitterness towards the end. Finish is very dry. Body is medium-light, a little creamy, dry, very light carbonation, smooth.

Overall:
It's a good beer.

Photo of Realchunks30
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Damageman
4/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.