Little Kings Cream Ale | Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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Little Kings Cream AleLittle Kings Cream Ale

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 08-19-2001

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of freewill35
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of MikeIN
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark copper with a short-lived, bubbly, white head; there are a ton of carbonation bubbles rising to the top

S - cereal grains

T - cereal grains, a bit sweet, a little grassy

M - light bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a light, very sessionable beer that can replace and American lager. There's just enough flavor to keep you interested and a light body that allows you to put away several of these little bottles.

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Photo of rangerred
2.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Two 7oz bottles poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear medium gold with a one finger white head. Pretty decent head retention and lacing; I was quite surprised.

Aroma is corn and some cooked vegetables. Some fairy faint hay and grassy hops are detectable. Really nice aroma for the style.

The flavor has lots of cooked vegetables up front along with some vanilla and corn. I can pick out some breadyness along with a little bit of hay and grass. Bitterness is nearly non-existent and the finish is on the sweet side.

Overall, a fairly non-offensive, although below average, cream ale. The sweetness limits drinkability somewhat but I could see having a few every once in awhile.

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Photo of hydroplaner
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of Ddiogenes
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of smcolw
1.47/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Served in a green (ugh!) 7 ounce bottle. Even with a vigorous pour, there is no head. Hazy with a dirty gold color.

First impression on the smell is plastic. Don't know why. Light fruitiness. No typical smells of malt or hop.

This is a sweet beer that seems like a macro with three teaspoons of sugar added. Not creamy but I would say it is full bodied with a low level of carbonation. The aftertaste is similar to the aftertaste of Coca-Cola.

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4.75/5  rDev +59.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of TownDunkel
3.73/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Little Kings - saw this on sale at HEB and decided to grab one

Appearance - A beautiful orange/carmel color that looks thing almost like hard liquor

Smell - A mild but delicious cream scent that hits you after the inital hops

Taste - A very clear but light cream flavor. Almost not beer like except for the good hops that came aftertaste. I just wish it was a bit more to it

Mouthfeel - Enough carbonation but I really wish it had some more to it, the head is almost nonexistant

Overall - Autumn or Spring beer that is almost a daily drinker

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -49.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Raime
3.7/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours a light copper color, With a very small head that disappears within seconds leaving very feint lacing. Smell is STRONGLY of butterscotch, Which is perfect for me seeing as it is one of my favorite flavorings. The taste somewhat follows the smell, Butterscotch with a small amount of Adjunct coming through, Though the butterscotch stay's dominant. The mouthfeel was really the only thing that disappointed me about this beer. Very slight notes of butterscotch in the mouthfeel, Followed by a strong cooked corn Adjunct flavor and a strong almost unfathomable metallic taste on the tongue and in the throat. Though the butterscotch somewhat save's the mouthfeel from getting a very low rating and it prevails in the end

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3/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
2.98 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
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