Hudepohl Amber Lager - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.19%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-04-2010

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Ratings: 142 | Reviews: 44
Reviews by screamking:
Photo of screamking
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of cincybeernut
4.3/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Retroman40
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color with some hint of orange. White head quickly retreats to a thin lace. Smell is caramel malt with no hops aroma at all. The taste is caramel and grains with minimal bitterness. The finish is slightly sweet. Mouth feel is very smooth and the carbonation quite subtle. Overall this is a nice easy to drink beer that is certainly worth a try.

Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of KYGunner
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of buschbeer
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
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.

Photo of thebeerdoctor
4.6/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.


Photo of jwhawkins81
3.04/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of NODAK
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pretty sweet nose here, with the presence of cereal grains and a fruitiness that reminds me of apples.

Taste is rather sweet in the body....I definitely detect a fruitiness in there, kind of like an apple taste. This is paired with some cereal grain sweetness as well. A small breadiness shows up at the finish. Very minor bitterness is at the finish.

Pretty good for the price point. Very drinkable. At 6.49 for a sixer, it would be a good fallback beer.

Photo of Ryan011235
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass on 6/19/11

Light caramel/orange color. Pretty east to see through save the massive numbers of clinging bubbles. Two fingers of poofy, porous foam sets right to eating away at itself. Thin retention. Hardly any lace. Nothing by the half way mark.

The aroma is rather boring and not particularly pleasant. Cereal grains and watery caramel undertones. A brief foray into vegetal territory but that notion subsides. Something akin to a metallic hop twinge.

Doesn't taste quite as bad as it smells, but it isn't great. Caramel has a better showing and mixes with the grains. It's a smooth, almost buttery caramel. Backing of breads and hints of dough. Not much for hops save for a slight nip on the finish.

Medium feel is underscored by the thickness imparted by the caramel and breadiness. Moderate carbonation; moving but hardly over done. The finish is clustered and boasts a not-so-enjoyable coating feel.

I had the good fortune, if you will, to sip on this right from the bottle the last time my band played the Southgate House. I've wanted to give it a fair shake since. Sure, it's nothing great but I don't find too much going on that's terrible.

Photo of yumyumbrew
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lagers may not be the "cool" beer these days, but Hudepohl's Amber Lager is probably one of my favorite beers. Unpretentious and easy on the wallet, the perfect reward (or 6 rewards on Friday with friends) for a hard day/week's work.

I've had this beer from can, bottle, and draft in Lexington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, and more.

Let's start with the appearance: Solid head for a lager resting with light lacing atop a beautiful, brown liquid, not "light" by any means as you'd expect from even the bigger guys' heavier lagers.

Smell: Earthy, malty, like any standard lager.

Taste: Malty and (I feel like I'm the only person who ever feels this way) hints of cool, minty... earthiness? Little to no hoppiness at all, but not overpoweringly sweet either.

Mouthfeel: As others have noted... It's thicker and more syrupy than your average cheap lager, but this does not impact its drinkability. This beer is inoffensive in every way and, for the style, there are few lagers of this variety I prefer more. Not too carbonated either.

Overall: Perfect porchdrinking beer, great with red meat, and a general pleasure to enjoy.

Photo of arawrebirth27
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a beer expert so I cant write a detailed review,but I really dig this one!Found it on tap at a local bar in the N. KY area and had to try it!
The aroma is bready and slightly sweet.Has just the right amount of bite and is quite easy to drink.Isnt overly filling and I could easily drink this with dinner.

Photo of sauron681
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a off gold color that is very very fizzy and overly carbonated. Minimal head and hardly lacing to it.
Smells of crystal malt, and not much else.
Slightly thick and syrupy in the mouth, yet crisp and tart. Chunky tasting and overall fairly bland. It finishes with a touch of sourness

Photo of keeganfrank
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've already reviewed this beer in bottle form, but I just picked up some 24-ounce tallboys and I'm in a reviewing mood.

One of the better can designs I've ever seen. The beer inside is pale brown with lots of carbonation. Strong aromas of fruit and cereal hit the nose quite pleasantly. Tastes of fruit and sweet, light caramel. This is a decent lager and a great go-to brew-especially when you consider how inexpensive it is.

Photo of Maltoftheearth
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise here!

Pours W/ a nice amber color (as the name would suggest). Not much head on this guy, but it was a finger thick. It leaves quite quickly.

Nose smacks you w/ carmel butterscotch notes, with a hops at the end. Not too strong here, but more malty than what you would think.

Tastes sweet Carmel malt followed by a nice hop cut. Big mouthfeel that could border on syrupy when it's warm. This is not bad bad beer. Think Pabst on steroids. Great session beer, that can satisfy your snob tooth. Really good for what it is I say. nothing to complex, but a good effort. Would love to find this on draft!

Photo of projectflam86
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden (not amber?) color with a decent sized head that fades away to a thin ring.

S- A bit of corn and sweetness coming through but not much else.

T- Actually I'm pleasantly surprised by the flavor. A nice malt sweetness with some bready notes and caramel. A touch of hops in the finish.

M- Light bodied with a crisp clean taste.

D- Not bad and definitely sessionable.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the local BW-3. I thought it was pretty tasty and got a sixer for the weekend pitfire. They didn't last long.

Appearance - pours a light but clear, honeyed amber color. Pretty peppy head of two fingers, but it fades to a thin cover pretty quickly. Holds well, though, thanks to some active beading underneath.

Aroma - grainy, macroish. A touch of sweetness and roast, but just a bare touch.

Taste - hey, pretty nice malt presence, did not see that coming based on the sniff. Slight sweetness initially, some mild carbonic saltiness following. A light diacetyl flavor. This beer reminds me a lot of Kentucky Ale, maybe a tad lighter in flavor.

Mouthfeel - for the fluffy carbonation level, this has some notable smoothness to it.

Drinkability - a pretty decent session beer to bridge the macro folk to the micro folk. A natural pick for this year's Halloween beer tasting.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this American Amber from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured an amber color, produced a creamy white head, featured average retention and above average amount of lacing. The aroma of this ale consisted of malted grain, caramel, toffee and earthy hops. Medium bodied, malted grain, caramel and some bitter hops that give way to a semi dry finish. Decent example of what is usually a boring style.


Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Standard, average, and wonderfully so, this beer is a richly malty, low-stress, and easy drinking Amber-ish English-like Pale Ale.

Pouring an amber/copper color, the beer exhibits good clarity and a froathy/creamy head that retains well and laces eqully. Off white foam creates a structured and inviting appearance. A nice look throughout.

Aroams of caramel dominate with a rounded maltiness, rich toffee taste and clean taste. Mild herbal notes give a glimpse into hop taste and aroma, with a soft and even fade into mild earthy hop bitterness as the beer finishes.

Starting early with creaminess and a sweeter weight, the beer finishes minty/dry with a linger of malty sweetness.

Non-offensive and malty focused, the beer paris well with a lot of foods but as a stand-alone, it's way too one-dimensional for any high ratings.

Photo of KentT
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from bottles on several occasions. Has a caramel note balanced with rich fruity notes. Has a small head and balanced off with a smooth note of balanced malty flavor. Yuengling Lager, your match has arrived. For $6-$7 session lager, my present choice. Easy to drink, rich enough to hold your attention. A bargain.

Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle purchased at Liquor Barn

Appearance: Very see-through. Maybe a light amber color, but I would not have placed the color as red/amber. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Not very appealing to be honest. Very musty, little to no hop character.

Taste: Still trends toward something I would expect from an adjunct lager. Very drinkable, but no bitterness or hop/malt flavors that I enjoy from my favorite lagers.

Moutfeel: Very light, smooth, but laces on the tongue a bit.

Overall: This beer is just slightly below average to me. Not awful, but definitely not great.

Photo of johncampbell
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank one straight from a bottle at Arnold's Bar and Grill in Downtown Cincinatti, Ohio. Appearance couldn't be evaluated for this review and smell is hard to capture through a longneck, so I chose to mark both as average (3.0).

The flavor was exactly what I expected from an Amber Lager. It had more body, more malt character, and slightly more hops than an average gold lager. It had a light, bready sweetness with a hint of caramel and toast and just enough hops to balance without adding bitterness.

This was a medium-bodied lager with a full, creamy mouthfeel. Vibrant carbonation helped it finish crisp and refreshing.

This is a solid session beer at an affordable price and a great local alternative to the macrobrands.

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Hudepohl Amber Lager from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
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