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Little Kings Cream Ale | Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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360 Ratings
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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:
#44,435
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
360
pDev:
20.39%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of icemanexit
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hohnbaum
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GCB68
2.09/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's known as "Little Killers" for a reason. Many years ago, I broke my hand and another time I soiled myself while drinking this stuff. It's a little harsh.

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Photo of seakayak
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.63/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 7-ounce bottle into a plastic cup out of necessity. Aromas of corn, with a little grass and a little skunk. Taste is pleasantly sweet, finish is surprisingly dry. This was my brew of choice in my younger days, a little more flavorful than the light macros that were popular among my school chums. That said, I probably won't revisit it again. The memory is much better than the present-day reality.

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Photo of firkingroovin
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gilgar
2/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ohiovania
3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taters21
3.39/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shockey
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
4.5/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic. The seven ounce bottles are genius. They go down so quick. Cream ale taste is a good wrinkle on 60s/70s style big productions beers.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Illini5596
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An interesting local oddity, the flavor is somewhat interesting, but it isn't a great beer by any regard. Some lingering creaminess if you imagine really hard.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another "lost review" (one that I swear I reviewed on BA a long time ago but it's not there).

Pours to a thick white head that makes fish eye bubbles and pale gold color. Aroma is sweet, corny and slightly fruity. Flavor is the same. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Pretty decent cream ale.

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Photo of arielbusch
3.57/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deviated from craft a little bit with this one and was so glad that I did. Was blown away by how well this stood up to other beers in the industry today. This retro brand still has it! And believe it or not this won a GABF medal in the past.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bought this simply because my mom has always talked about having Little Kings when she was younger but it was turned out to be much more drinkable than I expected. It's a bit light on the taste and is expectedly light in color and feel but the taste isn't bad at all and is actually quite smooth. When compared to most of the other non-craft offerings I've had, I'll take a Little Kings everyday.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

you know, occasionally, and very occasionally, i like to deviate from the craft beer i love so much for a little refresher course about why i spend so much time and money and energy on this passion of mine, and its beer like this that serves that purpose so well. classic cheap cream ale in a cute little package. its got a mild skunk to the nose, but other than that is an extremely passable macro tasting brew, malty enough in a light pils sort of way, and not lacking in flavor at all. it has a little body, wonderfully refreshing carbonation, and a pretty snappy finish, a fine refresher overall. its honestly not very good, but its also not all that bad, especially when judged against its peers. what it doesnt have though is any real hop profile, anything unique or interesting, an appreciable yeast character, or any capacity to hold my attention or inspire me in any way whatsoever. craft beer has and does at least most of those things most of the time, and thats why i love it so much, it makes me think and it makes me move, and im not sure what i would be mentally or physically if this is the kind of beer i drank all the time. i dont hate it, i am actually thankful for it today for reminding me again why i am so into craft beer. this though, is well enough crafted that i just might buy it again someday!

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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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