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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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299 Ratings

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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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)
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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

Dello, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

LuckyJohn, Jul 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

HRamz3, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

lilwaite, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Jul 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

DaveRinn, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +32%

cb8282, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

JHendu, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

LJWalker, Jun 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

dannycohen62, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Caveworm
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

Caveworm, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

kilobees, May 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ObiBeerCanobi, May 08, 2014
Photo of Ohiolager
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.

Ohiolager, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

krome, May 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

Duff27, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

harpus, Apr 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

Ezra-Poundit, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

swgwilt, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Apr 01, 2014
Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.