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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

271 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 21.12%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | 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:
 http://www.littlekingsbeer.com/main.html 

(Beer added by: pezoids on 08-19-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-24-2011 03:22:48 | More by tfp4268
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dbrauneis

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2.95/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy sudsy light beige head that quickly reduces to a mottled large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts with some light amounts of corn adjuncts. Very light hints of fruity yeast (apple).

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of slightly sweet biscuit malts with a light amount of corn adjuncts. There is a hint of fruity yeast and just a hint of earthy hops in the finish. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades almost instantly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth/slightly creamy.

O: Easy to drink and a decent mid-afternoon beer for the holiday. Surprised that it had no skunkiness to it since it comes in the clear green bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 18:32:20 | More by dbrauneis
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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

07-02-2014 23:12:34 | More by DaveRinn
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +32%

06-29-2014 01:20:28 | More by cb8282
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

06-24-2014 02:54:51 | More by vwbus7
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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dannycohen62

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-03-2014 23:22:05 | More by dannycohen62
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. is what alot of the old timers here in Stark County, Ohio used to chill with back in the day. Figured I'd give this a try in my early 20's... The very cool,small 7 oz bottles are certainly the first brew I've ever seen in a bottle so small. Poured from two bottles into a glass, this brew has little head that disappears rather quickly. However, the lacing is impressive, thus amping up the extra quarter point in this division. Medium, clear golden body.

The smell has a minute amount more malt than most ales I've experienced. Besides that, fairly neutral here.

Same here with the taste, I got an initial smack of malt flavor, and it went away in midswallow . Absolutely no lingering elements whatsoever,and a delightfully clean finish for an ale that has such a malt-like presence to it. I like this aspect of the brew, for reasons that escape even myself.

I give the mouthfeel a 4 dude to the fact that this is so crisp and clean going down. Very impressive for a brew over 5% ABV, in my opinion anyways.

Overall a respectable 3.75 . I didn't find one thing offensive about this brew and again the clean finish was very liked by yours truly

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 23:06:20 | More by Caveworm
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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Ohiolager

Ohio

2.76/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Schoengling Little kings 8pk bottles $6.99(OH)

Poured two 7 oz green bottles into a 17 oz stemless white wine glass. No freshness date. No bottling codes.

Pours a pale gold almost yellow color, a one and a half finger head that don't last long. Minimal to no lacing to speak of.

The aroma is sweet malts, with a strong corn adjunct smell.

Taste follows the nose. Starts out malty and sweet. Finishes with a corny taste. It has a nice crispness to it though.

Mouth feel is O.K. Not great but not too bad either. Crisp and sweet. The after taste is lacking, the adjunct is strongly prevalent.

Overall. It looks like your typical beer. It smells better than it tastes. It was O.K but not my style of brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 05:44:36 | More by Ohiolager
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Illinois

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Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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Alabama

3/5  rDev -1%

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Brenden

Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is one of the palest I've ever seen, though it is bright in its clarity and shine. The head is pure white, small and foamy. It holds up just a thin layer on the top that leaves very light and extremely thin spotting on the glass.
There's more to the nose than I would have expected. Some dry malts and leaf try for balance, though it's an underlying graininess that prevails. There's a touch of corn to it, but not too much, a bit of sulfur, and some gentle sweetness.
Carrying over, it's still grainy on the tongue but not quite as corny. There's something mildly musty, though it goes with the leaf and isn't too vegetal. Sweetness of pale fruits flesh with maybe just a hint of citrus-type fruits come out up front all the way to the finish.
It's pale, a bit thin but not excessively watery. There's a slight malty heft that helps things along, and it keeps a fair cleanness.
It seems like this beer would be about average for the style. The greats are significantly better and the terrible ones significantly worse.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 19:54:29 | More by Brenden
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nicholas2121

Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Little Kings Cream Ale brewed by Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. This brew is something the old timers talk about a lot- so I had to try it out. This brew has an ABV of 5.5 and it pours out a dark amber color. This brew is darker than your American style lager. Little Kings has a small white head that goes away fast. Now keep in mind this beer is in a 7 oz bottle. The smell is strong and bold with flavor. The taste is bold with flavor. I like how this brew is bold with flavor but it goes down crisp and refreshing. Mouth feel is good this brew smooth. Over all I giving this brew a 4 out 5. I'm really impressed with this brew. I will get this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 04:41:20 | More by nicholas2121
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Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
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