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Hudy Delight - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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67
poor

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 27.74%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StevieW on 09-16-2002)
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jminch

Ohio

1/5  rDev -63.5%

01-03-2012 19:28:53 | More by jminch
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Higravity

Michigan

1.43/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hopefully this is the end of Hudy light and all related products. Man this beer was clear as hell and just barely yellow; with a white head and no lacing. The keg was to come out that day but I grabbed one simply because I was already drinking PBR and it is/was contract brewed by FBC. It was a mistake. This was worst than coors light. Barley anything in the smell or flavor other than rotten corn. Horrible I offered the bartender a dollar to take the beer away halfway through. Wretched stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2006 16:47:09 | More by Higravity
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Rod_J

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

11-08-2013 03:44:45 | More by Rod_J
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mcorwin

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -45.3%

01-20-2012 03:18:14 | More by mcorwin
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Applesauce1

Virginia

1.6/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I think a friend brought this over a few weeks ago. Anyhow, I'll give it a whirl.

Appearance: light golden color with a small white head that dissipated quickly
Smell: skunky, macro lager smell; not impressive
Taste: bad; thats about the only way to put it; has a sweetness; sweeter than other macrolagers
Mouthfeel: watered down
Drinkability: its light so it doesnt fill you up, but the taste is bad so you dont want anymore

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 04:19:24 | More by Applesauce1
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Gave the appearance a 3 simply because I had it straight out of the can so figured it would only be fair to pick the middle value.

This is pretty awful. Tastes like alcoholized soda pop basically. Very sweet, heavy corn and rice overtonses. Glad I didn't pour this into a glass actually.

Yucky yucky poo poo, I didn't order a mountain dew mixed with vodka. Ok, that's hyperbole, but damn, that's about right.

Serving type: cask

04-26-2011 05:53:53 | More by chicagoabbot
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sphmiel

Missouri

1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Received this 24 ounce can as a gag, along with a selection of Jungle Jim's finest.
Appearance-fizzy, pale yellow, the head disappears as quickly as it bubbled up
Aroma-hard to call it bitter hops, more metallic, with little to no malt. Reminiscent of college frat parties (for better or worse)
Taste-sweetish almost corn syrup flavor, little malt
Mouthfeel-thin, somewhat fizzy
Drinkability-not much alcohol to keep one from having more, but otherwise not much flavor to make one want another.

not much to differentiate this from all the other light lagers out there

Serving type: can

02-07-2011 21:20:28 | More by sphmiel
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jnewm777

Ohio

1.88/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tried this after a long absense and it is not what I remember in terms of either flavor or price. Tried it recently and was very disappointed in this flat, generally flavorless beer. I applaud the people who have purchased and tried to bring back some of the old Cincinnati brews as most of what I have tried so far has been good, Hudy Delight was the exception.

Serving type: can

07-18-2009 18:16:50 | More by jnewm777
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Wudro


2/5  rDev -27%

08-19-2012 21:41:58 | More by Wudro
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Like many lites, what's the point? If I want to avoid calories and alcohol I can just as well have a diet pop. Too light in color, head, taste and smell to generate any real interest. A shadow of the old standby Hudepohl, one of the "Cincinnati greens." Pass and drink a real beer.

Serving type: can

04-04-2003 20:04:28 | More by AtLagerHeads
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stewart124

Ohio

2.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Plenty of visible carbonation in this very light straw colored lager. Little bubbly head that didn't last.

Some grape notes in the nose with a faint hint of straw.

The carbonation is ever-present. There is little mouthfeel. Some light almost fake sugary taste. Little to speak of in general.

If you are looking for a local take on the light lager than this is something to grab. There just isn't much here and what is here just tastes artificial.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 22:38:21 | More by stewart124
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barczar

Kentucky

2.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant golden straw color with a foamy one inch ivory head that lingers.

Metal, grain, and floral hops dominate the aroma, with corn adding sweetness.

Grain and corn form the backbone of the flavor profile, with a metallic/lime tang rounding out the slightly bitter, bready finish.

Body is fairly light, with somewhat high carbonation and an astringent finish.

Overall, a brew I won't be frequently drinking.

Serving type: can

12-18-2012 09:36:24 | More by barczar
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canoehornpoint

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale yellow, not as much carbonation as expected. white head disappears in no time. Smell is corn gristy, maybe slightly fruity or clove. Light taste, seems more corn up front, finishes slightly metallic. Light mouthfeel but the metallic aftertaste makes it seem heavier and less drinkable for style. Dumped it.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 00:41:44 | More by canoehornpoint
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Oldkentman

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

06-11-2013 14:37:53 | More by Oldkentman
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wyattshotmaker

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured into a sam adams pint class,this beer kinda looks like carbonated urine.i mean,yeah it's light lager.really doesn't taste like much,kinda like cereal grains and a slight acidic flavor.overall,this beer drinks like water.i'm not sure if that's a good thing,but if you're looking for something void of flavor and easy to drink on a budget,then this is your beer.

Serving type: can

07-13-2009 02:51:27 | More by wyattshotmaker
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

2.3/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Typical adjunct lager look - light golden yellow, white foamy head, brisk carbonation.

Smell: Cooked corn and steamed vegetables.

Taste: Again, nothing incredibly surprising. Starts off an overly processed kind of sweet, with mechanical corn sugar driving the flavor. Industrial bitterness steps in next, finishing with a dry sweet residue on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, but the grainy metallic feel really drops the enjoyment factor.

Drinkability: Loved getting this as a gag extra, but nothing I would really pursue. If this is a Cincinnati favorite, I am in no hurry to see what else they drink over there.

Serving type: can

08-08-2010 04:19:51 | More by KickInTheChalice
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

CAN you dig it? I pulled off a major trade in the Heinz Field parking lot a couple of weeks ago before watching Pitt lose (by a missed PAT!) to Cincy. I think that I developed a slight head cold during the snowy weather and so my reviews got put on hold until my sinuses cleared. Let the CAN Quest continue!

I just reviewed its "leaded" brother, so now it is time to try the "unleaded" version.

My pour resulted in a finger of bubbling, bone-white head that fizzled itself out of existence. Oh well. The color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was really light in its sweetness, hardly discernible at all. Mouthfeel was medium, but its taste was light and almost watery. Finish was slightly dry but overall, it was less than satisfying. I would reach for more of the Hudy 14-K, instead.

Serving type: can

12-22-2009 23:28:25 | More by woodychandler
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leinie13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

12-07-2012 23:20:11 | More by leinie13
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moodyhudy

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

05-02-2013 06:26:51 | More by moodyhudy
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OB1

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

09-21-2013 21:45:18 | More by OB1
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Schwarzwald

Tennessee

2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Well, I am a little conflicted on this one. I like it a lot more than the mainstream canned beer, however, I hate those and to compare it to that is just wrong. So, I will let it stand on its own. It is a regular light beer with average to low flavor, no notes whatsoever and not much flavor. Very good for a hot day but not for me at all. Great history of German brewing in Ohio, I imagine not what my grandfather talked about drinking!

Serving type: can

06-25-2011 22:14:02 | More by Schwarzwald
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Beejay

Virginia

2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My first "light beer" review... And at 0.79 per 24oz, I just could not resist.

A: Typical Yellow-ish color. White and quite fizzy head, which almost immediately disappears. Crystal Clear, and looks like there is some decent carbonation.

S: Slightly sweet, maybe some corn. Really not picking up very much at all.

T: Watery. Slightly tart, and tastes of adjuncts, mostly a bit of rice or possibly corn. No distinctive aftertaste. It's not that the flavor is bad, it's that there isn't any flavor there. Style-wise though, I feel like it is at least around average.

M: Clean, crisp, cold and carbonated. 'nuff said.

D: You can certainly drink a bunch of this, since it is basically carbonated water that had a barley, rice and corn tea bag dipped gingerly in it. You could drink it all night long, by why would you want to?

Serving type: can

02-03-2010 02:05:36 | More by Beejay
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jwhawkins81

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma - Beery but not bad actually. A little aromatic hops, but just a little.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow with a white head. Not a ton of carbonation which kind of hurt it when compared to the better light lagers (yeah I know it sounds like an oxymoron).

Taste - My first reaction was Natty Light, or any general cheap keg beer. Not offensive just kind of what you would expect from a 79 cent 24 oz can of cheap light beer.

Serving type: can

04-03-2010 16:44:37 | More by jwhawkins81
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

2.73/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is everything you would expect from a retro-style, American macro lager. Clear/yellow color with not much taste and a fairly thin mouthfeel. I'm all for supporting the local beer industry (although according to the label this is currently contract-brewed in Lacrosse WI) but it would be a stretch for me to actually make it through a six pack of this. Let's hope they can fine tune things...

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 15:59:23 | More by coachdonovan
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

07-26-2014 22:23:07 | More by drdiesel9483
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Hudy Delight from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.