Hudy 14-K - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
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2.15/5 rDev -33.6%
I remember even living in St. Louis in my younger days watching the Cardinals play in Cincy against the Reds and Hudy signs around Riverfront Stadium. I had never tasted this beer in its glory days so when I saw Hudy 14-K at my local liquor store here in Kentucky I had to give this a try at $7.99 a 12 pack.
Without trying, this beer was mostly foam when I poured this into my pint glass. Tons of carbonation as this beer is a golden yellow with a huge white head that won't quit.
The smell was not pleasant. Cooked sweet corn, some veggies and maybe a faint whiff of apples. The taste was of cooked corn, a hint of bitterness and a metallic taste as well. Believe it or not, I prefer drinking this beer straight out of the can. don't let this beer warm up either. Leaves a nasty aftertaste when warm.
The mouthfeel was of an average adjunct lager, just a bit thicker than water. I can drink a couple of these on a hot summer day but then I want to find something else. I have had much worse but I won't be seeking Hudy 14-K again any time soon.
07-06-2010 22:44:05 | More by Ottertude
2.53/5 rDev -21.9%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with a small off-white head. The head didn't stick around for long, and there isn't much lacing. It smells mostly like grainy/bready malt, along with a bit of a vegetal aroma. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, it's mostly grainy/sweet malt and not much else. Not bad, but not really good either. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's thin and watery but is also easy to drink. I've had worse, I really wasn't expecting much when I bought a single of this for 99 cents. Nice to try, but I wouldn't buy it again.
05-18-2013 01:28:46 | More by bluejacket74
2.58/5 rDev -20.4%
A- Pours a light yellow color with a thin white foam head that leaves little lacing.
S- Mostly grain and faint alcohol aroma.
T- Cooked cream corn and a touch of apple in the finish. A bit soapy and harsh.
M- Light bodied with ok carbonation.
D- Not really what I hoped it would be (a cheap decent substitute for session nights).
02-06-2010 04:38:20 | More by projectflam86
2.59/5 rDev -20.1%
Pours a brilliant medium golden with a frothy ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly.
Grain, sweet corn adjunct, alcohol, light fruity estery notes, and a metallic character form the aroma, along with a hint of floral hop.
The metallic character carries into the flavor, which finishes bready and a touch dry. Acetaldehyde surfaces in the form of green apple, and the fruity esters are more subtle than anticipated. Becomes peppery in aftertaste.
Body is moderate, as is carbonation, and there's a touch of astringency at the finish.
Estery and metallic characters dominate. More character than some.
09-01-2013 17:20:22 | More by barczar
2.68/5 rDev -17.3%
A: Poured from can to a pint glass. Golden yellow, with substantial & often out-of-hand light foamy head.
S: Mostly grain with a bit of alcohol
T: Corn, faint malt? Best when cold, tends to get soapy & harsh if it comes to room temp
M: Light body, but not thin. Good carbonation, refreshing.
D: Not bad for the price. Decent flavor, just an easy drinking american pale lager.
01-31-2011 00:49:10 | More by BLove
2.9/5 rDev -10.5%
Appearance - basic straw/gold look. Thin, white head, short-lived.
Aroma - clean, grainy, a touch vegetal.
Taste - mildly sweet, basic grainy flavor, but reasonably tasty. Not sure if that's a whisper of hops on the swallow...or just carbonation.
Mouthfeel - light, crisp, a touch watery but it's on par for the style.
Drinkability - it goes down easily and quickly as I listen to Reds/Giants on WLW.
04-26-2012 02:00:55 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.15/5 rDev -2.8%
Had this badboy downtown Cincy on Fountain Platz right before Carson Palmer's amazing game-winning drive to finish off the Steelers. Great refreshing beer from a local company. I could drink a few of these in a sittng. Great tailgating or lawn beer. Aside from those situations there isnt a reason to drink this though. Very refreshing but not much there.
10-01-2009 15:07:31 | More by pumarocks
3.18/5 rDev -1.9%
12 ounce bottle from Ryan011235, poured into a shaker pint. See-thru gold with a fizzy head that becomes a thin collar and a few wispy patches in short order. No lacing.
Smells of apple sweetness, very light malt, a faint hint of citrus. Kinda doughy, too. The same qualities are present in the flavor to varying degrees. The apple and lemon make a respectable showing from themselves. Grains and a touch of bitterness emerge. Plenty carbonated, which helps scrub away some of that doughiness. It's no Burger Classic, but it's pretty decent.
09-27-2011 23:48:55 | More by PDXHops
3.28/5 rDev +1.2%
Light herbal hop character in the nose. A touch of malt.
Little to no head dissipates quickly. No lacing. Very clear. Light yellow color. Lots of bubbles.
Hop character is up front followed by cooked corn. Medium bitterness for style.
Dry mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable. Very light.
A refreshing light beer. No flaws, I would drink this if someone handed it to me.
02-02-2011 01:09:10 | More by rlshep
3.33/5 rDev +2.8%
Served in a pilsner glass
A - It pours straw colored with a good three inches of white head.
S - I get a soapy aroma. It's probably some floral hops at work.
T - I get some grain and a little bit of that floral thing still going on. It has some faint fruitiness.
M - Thin
O - I like it because it has some taste. I would keep it as guest beer if it were available locally. At least I can get Burger.
05-10-2012 00:19:03 | More by buschbeer
3.35/5 rDev +3.4%
A value beer indeed. Found a twelve for six bucks, But tasty as well.
It pours golden yellow, well carbonated with spotty white lace.
Aroma is sweet corn grain and husk.
Taste of grain, corn, grass, and earth with a metalic undertones.
mouthfeel is a carbonated smoothness though left abit dry.
07-16-2011 03:58:53 | More by chilidog
3.4/5 rDev +4.9%
Look- Yellow with a short term white head that begins well but does not last.
Aroma Pretty much a lager with a bit more fruitiness to the grain + yeast than I expected.
Taste Well, I don't know if they went adjuct at all but it'd decent,Unlike a typical corn beer,this isn't fizzy,watery,sweet or finishing with the flavors of brake drums and plywood. It's a retro re-do of the Hudy my mom and dad drank,what I had at the bars in Cincy many many years ago ( the 3.2% version for 18 yr olds)....or is it really? I'm not quite getting the same beery scent aned this seems not very carbonated, which I don't remember. It however...seems a bit more refined. Sort of a light lager/pils yet more substance than a BMC, this is a good lawnmower lager...and $4 a sixer. A bit of it gave some flavor to a couple Brats in the skillet and the rest accompanied them from my glass.
Mouth- For a beer not looking to be big,and on the lager/pils cusp I'd expect a bit more carbo but the texture has some creaminess and is decent for the type,not some dilluted kitty pee. There's none of that rank you get in a Coors if it warms to 45 degrees.
Drinkability. Time Tough, time tough,everything is going higher and higher,higher and higher. In the words of Toots and The Maytals, and tough times can mean a squeeze on the beer budget,so a $4 sixer is a friend indeed. I never had one of those Pennsylvania Ying A Ling beers but this might compete well as an emergency beer when $ are few. It's a decent yardwork beer for hot days when having 3 or 4 goes well.
02-05-2011 01:57:26 | More by rembrant
Hudy 14-K from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.