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Little Kings Cream Ale | Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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Little Kings Cream AleLittle Kings Cream Ale
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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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a straw yellow with a fizzy head, pretty typical for a cream style ale/lager.

S: Smells slightly bitter and dry with malt and little else.

T/M: Taste is surprisingly good, in a German way, like a nice pilsner. Medium carbonation, light body, just a touch bitter, smooth, almost creamy.

With the tiny bottle, these could go down real fast.


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Part of a new series titled "Reaper Does Blind Tastings of Assorted Pale Lagers." This isn't a lager, of course. A sneaky blind tasting choice!
7oz. (!) bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a brown-mustard sort of darker yellow color. Not great looking. There really isn't much head action going on at all. A faint wisp of head, not enough to even accurately gauge what color it is.

Smells immediately of ale yeast: apple apple apple. Some caramel popcorn going on too, but apple ale yeast aroma is the strongest element. This isn't good, mind you. It smells like something that will not be good.

The initial sips are very smooth and malty. A pleasant caramel malt flavor is the dominant flavor. There's apple too. It very quickly begins to cohere into a caramel apple flavor -- synthetic caramel apple, like those green apple suckers with the cheap caramel coating over them. Halfway through (with warmth?) Little Kings develops an acerbic, medicinal flavor. So the beer ultimately tastes like caramel apple flavored Robitussin.

Average mouthfeel for a cream ale: noticeably thicker than a pale lager, but pretty insubstantial for an ale. A touch too slick, but that's nitpicking. Overall, this is a fine cream ale. It has flavor, which always helps. It's like the flavor of lean you never knew you wanted, only without the codeine.

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Smell - Coriander for sure.. Sweet with notes of bread, corn, and cream soda.

Taste - Quite bitter.. Has a grassy flavor and corn, with a slight hint of caramel. The creamy aftertaste is real good.

Mouthfeel - Thick bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - I was a little skeptical at first trying a cream ale.. turns out I love it.

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Little Kings Cream Ale from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 360 ratings
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