Hudepohl Amber Lager - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.25/5 rDev -7.1%
Single bottle poured into a Shaker pint glass. No date anywhere on bottle or label.
Appearance: Poured a 1/4" white head that died down to a very thin skin across the top and a ring around the edge. Some small amounts of lacing noted. Beer color was a clear orange-copper color with more in the orange range of color.
Smell: Metallic and grainy with some corn noted after swirling. Sadly not great.
Taste: Nice toasted malt with a mild bitter hop finish. Just enough flavor to be notable, but not a lot going on otherwise.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, almost scouring of the tongue. Thicker than water but otherwise not much to remark on here.
Drinkability: Despite my comments about the smell and this beer being just about average, this is actually a quite drinkable beer. It goes very well with food (LaRosa's pizza in this case) and quenches nicely and doesn't get in the way of the food. It's like this beer was designed to be had with food - complimenting what is there but not getting in the way or clashing. So I could easily have another...but with food. By itself I can think of other amber/red lagers I would prefer to have instead.
02-28-2011 00:05:09 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +23.7%
I love this beer! It has been my house beer since the first time I tried it. Drink it regularly poured from a bottle or on tap at my local watering hole.
Appearance is a nice copper/amber color with an average head that doesn't stick around for long.
Taste and smell are great. Well rounded and smooth. If your a local too you'll hopefully understand what I mean by saying this beer still delivers that distinct Hudepohl taste.
Overall this beer is a good beer, I'm a fan (obviously). This tasty reasonably priced beer should put Hudepohl back on the map.
Side note: Hudepohl Amber is the only local beer currently offered at US Bank arena in Cincinnati. Also I saw Hudy Amber at the store packaged in cans this past week. Haven't tried it canned yet.
04-26-2011 13:13:48 | More by cincybeernut
3.88/5 rDev +10.9%
Clear, light amber in color, with a thick tan head and no lace.
Grainy aroma -- malty and toasty.
Taste is also toasty, slightly sweet. Certainly richer and more full-bodied than most traditional American lagers. Not a bad beer at all, and a wonderful middle ground between lagers and ales. A solid go-to session drink!
07-25-2011 01:56:31 | More by secondtooth
3.36/5 rDev -4%
Clean light amber hue with virtually no surviving head. Barley, caramel malt and some nuttiness on the nose. Stronger barley grain tones on the palate with an even stronger nutty roasted pecan and caramel malt. Very light and overly carbonated feel. Much more complex than I expected, it was not helped by a thin carbonated feel.
08-04-2014 21:07:48 | More by KYGunner
3.73/5 rDev +6.6%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear amber color with an inch off-white head. Lacing and head retention are both good. Aroma is bready and sweet malt, along with a little bit of caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like bready and caramel malt, and a bit of hops are noticable, too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's crisp and refreshing. Drinkability is pretty good, it's smooth and goes down very easy. It wouldn't be hard to drink quite a few of these at a time. For the style of beer this is, it's good.
02-20-2011 00:29:17 | More by bluejacket74
3.56/5 rDev +1.7%
12oz can poured into pint glass.
Pours apricot orange with thick white head. Lots of carbonation throughout. Aroma is very sweet. Lots of malt coming up the nose. Ambers always seem sweet to me, but this is sweeter.
Like the smell, the taste is super sweet malt. Touch of hops in there too but mostly just sweet. It is very bubbly as well, carbonation is thick and heavy. While not the best amber I've had it is worth the price of admission. I got this on close out for 3.99 a 12 pack of cans. That's really hard to beat.
03-30-2013 21:59:29 | More by screamking
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
Served in a pilsner glass
A - It pours a nice clear amber color. It is topped with two inches of white head.
S - The aroma is caramel with some adjunct smells in there as well.
T - It is a simple tasting beer with some sweetness from the caramel malt. Clean, crisp finish.
M - Pretty thin
O - It's a moderate to decent beer. I was craving something light and easy drinking and it hit the spot. It would be a good tailgating beer.
08-04-2011 23:59:22 | More by buschbeer
4.6/5 rDev +31.4%
This is a loving tribute to not only the Hudepohl brewery, but to the reinheitsgebot roots of the thirsty immigrants who made it famous.
A copper colored pour with a malt presence usually found in a well made Vienna style amber. A bright flavorful palate, with an expert use of hops to counter balance any excessive sweetness. Deliciously drinkable with a remarkably clean finish.
For those who believe this some marketing bridge between larger brewing concerns and smaller ones, all I can say is, this beer's quality and character speaks for itself.
10-07-2010 18:21:34 | More by thebeerdoctor
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
Hudepohl Amber Lager has a thin, slightly off-white head, a mostly clear, red-amber, bubbly appearance, and a fairly heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of slightly sweet, slightly bready, slightly yeasty, and slightly sour malt, all of which make it interesting. Taste is of those elements, with an odd flavor, that reminds me of vegetable soup that has higher-than-average tomato content. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, and Hudepohl Amber Lager finishes crisp and refreshing.
08-03-2014 14:17:11 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.05/5 rDev -12.9%
Aroma - Sweet lager notes
Appearance - Amber color with no real head but pplenty of residual carbonation
Taste - Sweet with a cheap twing to it. Not a good beer but OK and a little different
Notes - A short review means this beer wasn't worth more words.
12-24-2011 15:13:55 | More by jwhawkins81
Hudepohl Amber Lager from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.