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Hudy Delight - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 67
Avg: 2.72
pDev: 43.38%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: StevieW on 09-16-2002

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 67
Photo of wyattshotmaker
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle served in a Sam Adams BL glass. Picked up a 6 pack of this on a recent trip to the Cincinnati area, I used to drink this at Reds games years ago and it looks like Hudy Delight has made a comeback. The beer pours a clear straw gold color with an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK, nothing special. It smells like sweet malt and a bit of grain with no hops at all. It tastes like sweet malt and grain, actually not too bad of a taste at all for a light beer. Mouthfeel/body is thin, but not watery. Drinkability is OK. For the style, it's an average brew. It's not offensive at all, and not a bad deal for $3.79 a sixer. There are certainly worse beers out there.

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Photo of chilidog
3.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've heard the hype on this beer and came upon it with a historic respect. I've had some see this as a cheep collage brew. With that said, its not a bad standby for around just over $4.

It pours a pale yellow gold. Fair carbonation provides a small but stable white head that reduces to a thin film. Little lace to be had.

The aroma was grain like malt.

The taste was fairly crisp grain, slight corn with a citric lemon finish. A light beer that has a real flavor, even if its just alittle.

Drinkability; yes. If your hot, drink cold. The mouth is left with a slight dry citric tart. Hudy!

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Photo of shroompod
3.1/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very clear pale straw color. Thin head that dies quick.

Smell has a slightly perceivable graininess. No hops.

Taste is a little sweet, which is kinda nice for a light beer. Not much in the malt department. No hops detected.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery;about par for the course with this style.

Drinkability is decent, overall a good thirst quencher. Not sure I'd want to drink as a session beer, as it's a little bland.

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Photo of Applesauce1
1.64/5  rDev -39.7%
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

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.25/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first Hudy in a few years. New owner, new formula, lots of hype too.

Appearance - pale straw on the pour. A brief head evaporates quickly but manages some spotted lace on the glass.

Aroma - just the vaguest hint of grain to this, but it does maintain a trace of aroma. Worthy for the style.

Taste - simple but solid light grain flavor. Basic light beer, but it's fresh and thirst-quenching, as a decent light beer should be.

Mouthfeel - thin, crisp, no surprises.

Drinkability - one of a select few light beers I'll by now and then, and by far the best value of the non-adjunct choices. The hype is not necessarily because of the beer but just due to seeing an old friend once again.

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Photo of nlmartin
3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hudy wow this beers reintroduction to Cincinnati sold out? I dont really understand the hype. I bought the beer for under $4.00 a sixer.

Appearance: This beer is exactly what you would expect. The beer is a pale fizzy straw yellow coloration. The head was off white with no retention.

Smell: This beer is all sweet maltyness. The beer doesnt have any offensive off smells to it. The beer has no hop character to the smell.

Taste: The beer is a malty sweet beer with a flash of lemons. The beer has no hop character to speak about. The beer has no off flavors and is strictly inoffensive.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The beer is very light to the point of watery. The beer is straight forward and one dimensional. The beer has no hoppyness at all. This is a beer that should be served very cold. The beer has no off smells or flavors. The beer is nicely carbonated. This beer is a ok choice for just sucking back some suds with no geeking. This would be a nice lawnmower beer. The beer isnt a bad beer; however, this will most likely be my last purcase of Hudy.

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Photo of Higravity
1.44/5  rDev -47.1%
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.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.08/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of StevieW
3.3/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer of my youth and hometown. The first beer I drank regulary, in High School, playing golf and while attending the University of Cincinnati. Recently revisited on a trip home. Pale golden yellow color, bubbly and full of carbonation. Faint, thin white head, left quickly, but didn't pose a problem. Sweet corn-water, with yeast taste. Slightly sour middle. Finish is surprisingly crisp and refreshing. After about 3 years not having one, I was pleasantly surprised. Super-easy to drink. I have had alot of these, and they always leave me smiling, until the next morning.

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Hudy Delight from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.