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Little Kings Cream Ale | Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
hudepohlbeer.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
http://www.littlekingsbeer.com/main.html

Added by stirgy on 08-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,067
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
358
pDev:
20.46%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 358 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of dumbrule
3.89/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

It is a distinctive taste, some would say lacking in refinement, but always a treat, especially in those 7 oz. bottles. There is no lingering over a bottle.

I used to be able to buy it at a major grocery store down the street in Houston. The grocery store was flooded and is gone. Is it still sold in Ohio and other places?

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Photo of HopHunter19
2.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - pretty cool little bottle. Definitely begs you to drink 8 of them, which coincidentally is the number they come in!
S - smells like green Apple, fusel alcohol, tangy crap
T - again green Apple, fusel alcohol, tangy
M - light, alcohol present at 5.5abv, aftertaste tangy green Apple
O - I have a soft spot for crappy cheap beers. I should have probably given it a lower score

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Photo of Uniobrew31
2.76/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

not bad, not great, a solid 2.5 overall for me. Id drink it again if somebody put one in my hand but the pickings would have to be pretty slim for me to pull it off the shelf and stock my fridge with it.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.07/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Initial impression from a cute lil 7oz green bottle I nabbed an 8 pack of at a Colorado beer store for $6 USD:

Sulfur off-flavour drags down the grainy flavour profile, but there's no diacetyl off-flavour and it's not syrupy or watery. DMS off-flavour is indicated by the presence of overt cooked vegetable flavour...this isn't great. I'm also getting some metallic and possibly lightstruck/skunked off-flavour. Mineral water and cheap 6-row barley fill out this medium-bodied assertively carbonated brew.

Not as drinkable as I hoped, but hey - it's only 7oz per serving. Pretty bad across the board, if we're being fair. This is what I get for cheating on Genny...

D (2.07) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of El_Guapo_05
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Fun little beer in 7 oz green bottle for about $0.60 to $1.00 a piece. Did not find it particularly "creamy" in feel at all. However, taste was interesting and good its way. It's on the sweeter side, but rather than being balanced by bitterness, it's balanced by skunkiness. Because of the skunkiness (and probably the green bottles too), it reminds me of Heineken, but goes down incredibly easy & smooth, with a body that's fuller than a light macro, but not at all heavy. Had it very cold. At just 7 oz, and as easy going as it is, I'm sure it's rare for these to ever get warm once they're open. Overall, not interesting enough to be a top choice, but very easy to finish and enjoyable enough that I'll probably try to have some around throughout the summer, especially when it's hot but I don't want a full 12 oz of something hoppy

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Photo of Rufus1
3.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Two seven ounce bottles poured into a nonic pint glass. Beer and glass at same temperature. Nice golden amber with three fingers of rocky head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing. Smells of toasted bread, yeast and corn. Taste follows the nose with a surprisingly good combo of sweet malt and corn leading the way. Little to no hop bitter taste at all. Smooth as silk in the mouth. Funky little thing which is easy to drink all day at a BBQ. A fine beer that some beer snobs overlook. It ain't craft but it is good beer.

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Photo of mojohawk21
3.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hackattack
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

We used to get this in college for the high ABV.....never was a big fan of the taste, though. A different flavor from most of the brews of that day. Can't believe it is still made.

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Photo of Ottoj55
1.87/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Its a yellow, clear beer, with some light white foam that didn't last long. It smells skunky, a bit like a Heineken, it also tastes skunky. Mouthfeel is hard to judge when you're forcing yourself to swallow. Its not a cream ale, it tastes exactly like a low end european lager.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I have been visiting southwest Ohio for two decades so I have more than a passing acquaintance with the little green bottles.

Looks and smells more or less mediocre but has a medium biscuit note and a pleasant, smooth character.

Very easy to put down in quantity. Interesting regional oddity, but inoffensive and tasty In its understated way.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
1.75/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of MinerBob
2.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The bottle says it is a cream ale but it has a sour taste. It has a hazy golden color with no head and a slight aftertaste. A slight skunky smell with a smooth swallow.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1mrbeer
3.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.29/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cryptichead
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Didn't bother pouring this little one into a glass.

Smells sweet, even creamy as the style implies.

Tastes slightly skunky with a sweetness to balance the bitter that could be there.

Smooth, not thin or watery, not too bold, medium bodied.

Overall, tasty little thing.

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Photo of stanale
2.69/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ssjkyle
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire123
3.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eziel
2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.43/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 358 ratings
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