Hudy Delight
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #167
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
70
Ranked #50,540
Avg:
2.77 | pDev: 30.69%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
73
From:
Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
70
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Reviews by beerman207:
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beerman207 from Kentucky

2.83/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought this for $.79 at Jungle Jims for a 24 oz can. Title says "enjoy a Cincinnati favorite."

Aside from the urge to crush the can on my head at the end of consuming this, I'm quite interested by this brew.

A: Terrible. Pours like piss in a glass. Really bad - has white foam - definitely not worthy of calling it head.

S: Wow - like passing out in a fraternity basement, waking up in the morning and smelling the dank basement around you once you finally come to. One could even argue that in terms of adjuncts this could even be considered a sour because the smell is one of funk for sure but the horseblanket is replaced with almost a 2nd day vomit smell - yeah, it's that bad.

T: This is where it gets weird - the smell is of vomit but the taste isn't horrible. If you're forced to drink this, I highly recommend not pouring it into a glass.

M: Pretty decent - could be better but nothing bad.

D: Could drink this all night with no problem as long as I don't smell it. Again, don't smell this beer just drink it.

Apr 11, 2010
More User Reviews:
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Jul 26, 2014
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joelburns717 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +80.5%

Jul 05, 2014
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Rae311

2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

For a light beer, this is the way to go. Light in color, mild aroma, and mild taste; high carbonation. A really good beer for someone that may not like the complexity of craft styles, it is very easy to knock a few back without getting "too far gone." A staple beer in our house for an after dinner or summer drink- you can't beat this light beer for the price.

Jul 14, 2014
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misternebbie from Pennsylvania

3.02/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 02, 2015
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pigpen892 from Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

Nov 01, 2014
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MJ64 from Mississippi

2.53/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jan 15, 2018
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BobcatBeerDrinker from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +62.5%

Never could find a smooth drinking light beer. Most were too crisp, or flavorless. When I drink regular beer, I become full and uncomfortable; especially if I'm drinking more than one. Being alumni of Ohio University in Athens, I very seldom drink one beer. Recently, I purchased 12 pack of cans of Hudy Delight. Was unavailable for many years, now has been put back in production. I brought the beer home and got the cans ice cold in cooler full of ice cubes. I was surprised at how smooth and drinkable it was. The key is make cans ice cold. Tried some out of fridge and tasted much different. It is less expensive than big brands and has become my new favorite beer. May be difficult to find outside Metro Cincinnati area. My local beer store is now ordering for me. Most of the time I leave a little in bottom of can when drinking beer, but I've noticed when I drink Hudy Delight my cans are completely empty. Remember get them ice cold in cooler and enjoy a Hudepohl, I think you will be surprised.

Nov 06, 2014
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mgillimdg

5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious beer for the souls

Feb 13, 2015
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Snapdad69

5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Starts out smooth finishes like a man

Feb 13, 2015
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GCB68 from Ohio

1.09/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

A very sour beer. Just about undrinkable.

Oct 17, 2015
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stashcraft08 from Indiana

2.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Jul 03, 2016
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DrewTheBrew from Ohio

2.71/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Jul 07, 2018
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tazz from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +80.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

just tried 2 weeks ago,very smooth and tasted little malt,plenty fiss but not to much,and near the bottom of can when you pour other beers out I dranked it all,still good smooth taste not flat,dranked 7 and all tasted the same,took care of the other 5 next day,this is my beer now!!

Aug 26, 2018
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canoehornpoint from Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale yellow, not as much carbonation as expected. white head disappears in no time. Smell is corn gristy, maybe slightly fruity or clove. Light taste, seems more corn up front, finishes slightly metallic. Light mouthfeel but the metallic aftertaste makes it seem heavier and less drinkable for style. Dumped it.

Jun 18, 2011
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StevieW from Florida

3.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer of my youth and hometown. The first beer I drank regulary, in High School, playing golf and while attending the University of Cincinnati. Recently revisited on a trip home. Pale golden yellow color, bubbly and full of carbonation. Faint, thin white head, left quickly, but didn't pose a problem. Sweet corn-water, with yeast taste. Slightly sour middle. Finish is surprisingly crisp and refreshing. After about 3 years not having one, I was pleasantly surprised. Super-easy to drink. I have had alot of these, and they always leave me smiling, until the next morning.

Sep 16, 2002
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chilidog from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've heard the hype on this beer and came upon it with a historic respect. I've had some see this as a cheep collage brew. With that said, its not a bad standby for around just over $4.

It pours a pale yellow gold. Fair carbonation provides a small but stable white head that reduces to a thin film. Little lace to be had.

The aroma was grain like malt.

The taste was fairly crisp grain, slight corn with a citric lemon finish. A light beer that has a real flavor, even if its just alittle.

Drinkability; yes. If your hot, drink cold. The mouth is left with a slight dry citric tart. Hudy!

Aug 19, 2007
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brewdlyhooked13 from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first Hudy in a few years. New owner, new formula, lots of hype too.

Appearance - pale straw on the pour. A brief head evaporates quickly but manages some spotted lace on the glass.

Aroma - just the vaguest hint of grain to this, but it does maintain a trace of aroma. Worthy for the style.

Taste - simple but solid light grain flavor. Basic light beer, but it's fresh and thirst-quenching, as a decent light beer should be.

Mouthfeel - thin, crisp, no surprises.

Drinkability - one of a select few light beers I'll by now and then, and by far the best value of the non-adjunct choices. The hype is not necessarily because of the beer but just due to seeing an old friend once again.

Sep 20, 2006
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AtLagerHeads from Ohio

2.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Like many lites, what's the point? If I want to avoid calories and alcohol I can just as well have a diet pop. Too light in color, head, taste and smell to generate any real interest. A shadow of the old standby Hudepohl, one of the "Cincinnati greens." Pass and drink a real beer.

Apr 04, 2003
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coachdonovan from Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is everything you would expect from a retro-style, American macro lager. Clear/yellow color with not much taste and a fairly thin mouthfeel. I'm all for supporting the local beer industry (although according to the label this is currently contract-brewed in Lacrosse WI) but it would be a stretch for me to actually make it through a six pack of this. Let's hope they can fine tune things...

Jul 20, 2009
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stewart124 from Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Plenty of visible carbonation in this very light straw colored lager. Little bubbly head that didn't last.

Some grape notes in the nose with a faint hint of straw.

The carbonation is ever-present. There is little mouthfeel. Some light almost fake sugary taste. Little to speak of in general.

If you are looking for a local take on the light lager than this is something to grab. There just isn't much here and what is here just tastes artificial.

Jun 15, 2011
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

2.37/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

CAN you dig it? I pulled off a major trade in the Heinz Field parking lot a couple of weeks ago before watching Pitt lose (by a missed PAT!) to Cincy. I think that I developed a slight head cold during the snowy weather and so my reviews got put on hold until my sinuses cleared. Let the CAN Quest continue!

I just reviewed its "leaded" brother, so now it is time to try the "unleaded" version.

My pour resulted in a finger of bubbling, bone-white head that fizzled itself out of existence. Oh well. The color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was really light in its sweetness, hardly discernible at all. Mouthfeel was medium, but its taste was light and almost watery. Finish was slightly dry but overall, it was less than satisfying. I would reach for more of the Hudy 14-K, instead.

Dec 22, 2009
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Higravity from Michigan

1.44/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hopefully this is the end of Hudy light and all related products. Man this beer was clear as hell and just barely yellow; with a white head and no lacing. The keg was to come out that day but I grabbed one simply because I was already drinking PBR and it is/was contract brewed by FBC. It was a mistake. This was worst than coors light. Barley anything in the smell or flavor other than rotten corn. Horrible I offered the bartender a dollar to take the beer away halfway through. Wretched stuff.

Feb 23, 2006
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a delightfully retro-styled can at Joie De Vine.

Transparent pale gold, bubbly with white frothy foam around the edges. Smells like white grape juice and wet grains. Thankfully no off notes in the aroma.

Crisp feel, white grape and wet grains, some manila folder oxidation creeping around the edges, but otherwise pretty nice and clean. 100% barley according to the bartender, no adjuncts. Surprisingly clean and relatively easy to drink with a light bitterness in the background. Dry finish, not overly sweet, and not astringent or harsh. Could easily drink a couple on a hot day, slightly better than the usual BMC mediocrity.

Sep 15, 2011
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Raymond69 from Ohio

3.1/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very clear pale straw color. Thin head that dies quick.

Smell has a slightly perceivable graininess. No hops.

Taste is a little sweet, which is kinda nice for a light beer. Not much in the malt department. No hops detected.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery;about par for the course with this style.

Drinkability is decent, overall a good thirst quencher. Not sure I'd want to drink as a session beer, as it's a little bland.

Apr 10, 2007
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Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 73 ratings