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Hudy Delight - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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67
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: 27.37%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
2.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This has long been my Sunday football beer. Partly because it's better than Bud Light, and half the price. And partly because I'm a Bengals fan, and our "Who-Dey" chant is derived from Hudy.

Nothing special here, just a standard fare light lager. Pours out piss yellow and foamy, with about a two finger head. The taste is dominated by corn and rice, but it is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet. The aroma is similar to the taste, but the hops are a little harder to detect.

Not great, but a decent beer in my opinion, but it is sort of an acquired taste. But I'll knock back a twelve pack per week of Hudy Delight September-February. If I'm not drinking craft, I'm drinking this.

HarlequinBuckeye, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Rae311
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For a light beer, this is the way to go. Light in color, mild aroma, and mild taste; high carbonation. A really good beer for someone that may not like the complexity of craft styles, it is very easy to knock a few back without getting "too far gone." A staple beer in our house for an after dinner or summer drink- you can't beat this light beer for the price.

Rae311, Jul 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

drdiesel9483, Jul 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

ChuckSchick, Jan 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

davemathews68, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of coachdonovan
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...

coachdonovan, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of Beejay
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?

Beejay, Feb 03, 2010
Photo of jwhawkins81
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.

jwhawkins81, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of Schwarzwald
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!

Schwarzwald, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of Cynic-ale
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Cynic-ale, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

leinie13, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of moodyhudy
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

moodyhudy, May 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

OB1, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
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.

woodychandler, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of KickInTheChalice
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.

KickInTheChalice, Aug 08, 2010
Photo of canoehornpoint
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.

canoehornpoint, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of Oldkentman
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Oldkentman, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of wyattshotmaker
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.

wyattshotmaker, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of stewart124
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.

stewart124, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of barczar
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.

barczar, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of AtLagerHeads
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.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 04, 2003
Photo of KYGunner
2/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This poured with the clearest of pale yellow complexion but the mass of bubbles that clung to the glass blocked the visibility. The head was a huge mass of tiny bursting bubbles that grew out of control.

The nose is a sour malt, kind of metallic, with a light corn and breadiness.

The flavor is sour, metallic, corny, piney hop maybe.

The feel is prickly and brash with so much carbonation.

I simply couldn't even entertain myself with this and had to eventually pour it out.

KYGunner, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of Wudro
2/5  rDev -27%

Wudro, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of chicagoabbot
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.

chicagoabbot, Apr 26, 2011
Hudy Delight from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.