Hudy Delight | Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StevieW on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
35
Avg:
2.72
pDev:
31.25%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
For Trade:
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of jminch
1/5  rDev -63.2%

Photo of GCB68
1.09/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

A very sour beer. Just about undrinkable.

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Photo of Higravity
1.44/5  rDev -47.1%
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.

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Photo of Rod_J
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of mcorwin
1.5/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of Applesauce1
1.64/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I think a friend brought this over a few weeks ago. Anyhow, I'll give it a whirl.

Appearance: light golden color with a small white head that dissipated quickly
Smell: skunky, macro lager smell; not impressive
Taste: bad; thats about the only way to put it; has a sweetness; sweeter than other macrolagers
Mouthfeel: watered down
Drinkability: its light so it doesnt fill you up, but the taste is bad so you dont want anymore

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Photo of sphmiel
1.88/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Received this 24 ounce can as a gag, along with a selection of Jungle Jim's finest.
Appearance-fizzy, pale yellow, the head disappears as quickly as it bubbled up
Aroma-hard to call it bitter hops, more metallic, with little to no malt. Reminiscent of college frat parties (for better or worse)
Taste-sweetish almost corn syrup flavor, little malt
Mouthfeel-thin, somewhat fizzy
Drinkability-not much alcohol to keep one from having more, but otherwise not much flavor to make one want another.

not much to differentiate this from all the other light lagers out there

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Photo of chicagoabbot
1.91/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Gave the appearance a 3 simply because I had it straight out of the can so figured it would only be fair to pick the middle value.

This is pretty awful. Tastes like alcoholized soda pop basically. Very sweet, heavy corn and rice overtonses. Glad I didn't pour this into a glass actually.

Yucky yucky poo poo, I didn't order a mountain dew mixed with vodka. Ok, that's hyperbole, but damn, that's about right.

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Photo of jnewm777
1.93/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tried this after a long absense and it is not what I remember in terms of either flavor or price. Tried it recently and was very disappointed in this flat, generally flavorless beer. I applaud the people who have purchased and tried to bring back some of the old Cincinnati brews as most of what I have tried so far has been good, Hudy Delight was the exception.

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Photo of KYGunner
2/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This poured with the clearest of pale yellow complexion but the mass of bubbles that clung to the glass blocked the visibility. The head was a huge mass of tiny bursting bubbles that grew out of control.

The nose is a sour malt, kind of metallic, with a light corn and breadiness.

The flavor is sour, metallic, corny, piney hop maybe.

The feel is prickly and brash with so much carbonation.

I simply couldn't even entertain myself with this and had to eventually pour it out.

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Photo of Wudro
2/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.08/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

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Photo of stashcraft08
2.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of stewart124
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of Oldkentman
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of wyattshotmaker
2.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured into a sam adams pint class,this beer kinda looks like carbonated urine.i mean,yeah it's light lager.really doesn't taste like much,kinda like cereal grains and a slight acidic flavor.overall,this beer drinks like water.i'm not sure if that's a good thing,but if you're looking for something void of flavor and easy to drink on a budget,then this is your beer.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
2.3/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
2.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 24 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Typical adjunct lager look - light golden yellow, white foamy head, brisk carbonation.

Smell: Cooked corn and steamed vegetables.

Taste: Again, nothing incredibly surprising. Starts off an overly processed kind of sweet, with mechanical corn sugar driving the flavor. Industrial bitterness steps in next, finishing with a dry sweet residue on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, but the grainy metallic feel really drops the enjoyment factor.

Drinkability: Loved getting this as a gag extra, but nothing I would really pursue. If this is a Cincinnati favorite, I am in no hurry to see what else they drink over there.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.37/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of barczar
2.4/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant golden straw color with a foamy one inch ivory head that lingers.

Metal, grain, and floral hops dominate the aroma, with corn adding sweetness.

Grain and corn form the backbone of the flavor profile, with a metallic/lime tang rounding out the slightly bitter, bready finish.

Body is fairly light, with somewhat high carbonation and an astringent finish.

Overall, a brew I won't be frequently drinking.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of leinie13
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of moodyhudy
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of pigpen892
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of OB1
2.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Hudy Delight from Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.
2.72 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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