Little Kings Cream Ale
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

Little Kings Cream AleLittle Kings Cream Ale
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Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
Cream Ale
Ranked #161
Ranked #28,815
3.05 | pDev: 20.66%
Nov 23, 2023
Aug 19, 2001
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
7oz green bottle from Total Wine. Pale golden, flat. Grainy aroma, corny, slight vegetal notes. Taste is sweet with an oily feel, more corn. Slightly sticky finish. Note: This bottle was lsited as being brewed by Christian Moerlein Brewing. Possible old bottle as Total Wine is known for that.
Nov 23, 2023
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Rated by plumberman63 from Indiana

3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Good, almost a little sour flavor. First drank in back in the early 80s
Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 3.03 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 2.24 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Had heard of these and found an eight pack in the middle of Nowhere Ohio, thinking, "oh yeah, got to try these...."
Poured from a seven ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Looks golden yellow with a nice white foamy head that dropped quickly to a very thin ring.
Smells biscuity, lightly spicy, vanilla.
Taste follows the nose nicely, but should be more vanilla for a Cream Ale.
Mouth feel is medium light refreshing on this hot day.
Overall, it was good at a family reunion cookout and definitely brought some smiles to folks who remember this beer from the 1970's
Aug 04, 2021
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Rated by PerfectlyFlawed

5/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The only "beer" I will drink.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by Blogjackets from Ohio

May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

1.96/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Purchased as an eight-pack of 7oz bottles from my nearest Marathon for $6.99. Poured into a red Solo cup.

L - Clear, light amber with a minimal pure-white head.
S - Freshly-baked biscuit, wheat, and mineral. Not too complex.
T - Slightly sweet wheat with a tart finish. A bit of honey. Faint hint of vanilla.
F - Crisp, clean, light, and refreshing. Lightly carbonated.
O - A refreshing beer in a unique bottle set. Perfect for lighter summer meals, but not much else. Not a very complex beer, either. Will probably buy again sometime in the summer for picnics or fishing trips.
May 03, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
creamy strong ale - great old fashion ale flavor
Mar 28, 2021
Rated: 2.31 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Oct 10, 2020
Rated: 3.41 by Danzifer from Ohio

Sep 14, 2020
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Reviewed by rileyaware from Ohio

3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured into a nonic pub glass. Transparent and yellow in color with a very thin head and little to no lacing. It smells fairly decent with a hint of vanilla and a honey-like sweetness. It tastes sweet on the front end, but a bit sour on the back and leaves with a bit of a grassy taste. Not too pleasant. It has a nice, crisp, and creamy mouthfeel. I was given two bottles from my father-in-law, and am not sure how long he’s had them, but I have a feeling he’s been holding onto them for a while, so my experience drinking this Little King’s ale may be a bit tampered by it being a slightly stale beer. I do love the size thought. It’s a quick, easy drinking cream ale!
Jun 03, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Nice crisp cream ale, refreshing and easy to drink. No date printed on bottle. Pours a clear golden color with minimal lasting head and no lacing. Smells faintly of creamy vanilla, malt, corn, faint nuttiness. Tastes similarly, fairly crisp and not too sweet. Mild thin mouthfeel, decent retention of carbonation. Not skunky at all. Not bad!
May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
7 oz green, twist off bottle coded 906281811222 (I hope that doesn't mean over a year old) poured into a mug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with nearly white head that fizzled out to a pencil thin ring. No lacing. The aroma is faint with subtle skunk, sweetness and grain. The taste is semisweet, slightly skunky light cereal with a finish of mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. There is some diacetyl, butter etc on the finish, but not overpowering. Overall, ok. This is one of the grandfathers of America Cream Ale. I have no idea how long it sat in a lighted cooler as I had to take delivery curbside. I enjoyed it more ice cold out off the bottle in a previous session.
Apr 12, 2020
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Rated by adab123 from Ohio

2/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Tastes like bad apple juice. Wouldn't drink again unless I wanted a challenge.
Feb 18, 2020
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Reviewed by KurosawaKid

3.78/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Its cream ale so if it isn't fresh it get off flavors very quickly.
Fresh, its good but not great. Nice savory mouthfeel with crisp slight bitterness.
Not a whole lot flavor otherwise, but its refreshing as shit.
Great for drinking with a meal.
Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by CWINS65

3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Ahhhh, the memories of college! This one went a long way back in the 1980's, still available and the same taste as always. Light, somewhat creamy and refreshing, although a bit more expensive than should be for 8/7oz bottles.
Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by SargeC from California

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Sep 01, 2019
Rated: 3.37 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Mar 01, 2019
Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
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