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Hudepohl Amber Lager | Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co.

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Hudepohl Amber LagerHudepohl Amber Lager

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 150
Photo of RockySasquatch
4.57/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised to find this again. I liked it years ago and I like it even better now. Excellent. Very good taste, smell and feel. Next to Pabst, this is my favorite beer.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku glass.
Pours hazy orange with no head.
It smells extremely American lagery. Oversweet grain.
It actually tastes fine! Refreshing, sweetish, and refreshing. A lot like Yuengling. A mild tingling fees like it wants to be (earthy) hops fighting against pleasant caramel malt. Full-bodied and surprisingly crushable.

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Photo of chlsmith
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orangey color. Leaves a sweet taste in your mouth. Great beer if you're wanting to really "get your drank on", because it goes down REALLY well. Blink and you'll be finishing your 6, blink twice and you'll be stumbling off to bed.

Great beer for the price, as long as you have a morning to give up, because you're not going to quit drinking it until it's gone the evening before.

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Photo of khargro2
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz. bottle purchased at Liquor Barn

Appearance: Very see-through. Maybe a light amber color, but I would not have placed the color as red/amber. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Not very appealing to be honest. Very musty, little to no hop character.

Taste: Still trends toward something I would expect from an adjunct lager. Very drinkable, but no bitterness or hop/malt flavors that I enjoy from my favorite lagers.

Moutfeel: Very light, smooth, but laces on the tongue a bit.

Overall: This beer is just slightly below average to me. Not awful, but definitely not great.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color with some hint of orange. White head quickly retreats to a thin lace. Smell is caramel malt with no hops aroma at all. The taste is caramel and grains with minimal bitterness. The finish is slightly sweet. Mouth feel is very smooth and the carbonation quite subtle. Overall this is a nice easy to drink beer that is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of car2052
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a 16 oz. pint glass.

Appearance: Clear dark orange to light amber body. Needed to pour vigorously to achieve a 1 finger white head. Decent carbonation. Looks pretty good. 4.

Smell: Caramel. Slight roasted malt with a bready, saltine cracker-like smell. Slight smell of alcohol and a strange iron-like metallic aroma. 3.25.

Taste: Sweet bready malt and caramel flavors. Small amount of hop flavor on the finish. The metallic taste sticks around a bit. Little aftertaste. 3.5.

Feel: Light to medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet. 3.5

Overall: A fine sessionable beer by a local brewery. Not a bad drinking beer, but nothing to write home about. About on par, both pricewise and tastewise with Yuengling.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clean light amber hue with virtually no surviving head. Barley, caramel malt and some nuttiness on the nose. Stronger barley grain tones on the palate with an even stronger nutty roasted pecan and caramel malt. Very light and overly carbonated feel. Much more complex than I expected, it was not helped by a thin carbonated feel.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hudepohl Amber Lager has a thin, slightly off-white head, a mostly clear, red-amber, bubbly appearance, and a fairly heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of slightly sweet, slightly bready, slightly yeasty, and slightly sour malt, all of which make it interesting. Taste is of those elements, with an odd flavor, that reminds me of vegetable soup that has higher-than-average tomato content. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, and Hudepohl Amber Lager finishes crisp and refreshing.


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Photo of barczar
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just drank a w00tstout, so...

Clear amber, no head. Light malt aroma, slightly specialty fruity, with a toasted malt finish. Flavor is also fairly malt fruity, finishing dry. For a hudy, not a bad beer. Floral hops surface, but there's an offputting metallic character.

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Photo of Schwarzwald
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a GREAT lager. I am a lager fan and think that this is the true German brewing tradition of Ohio. This is my grocery beer and am very excited that I can hop down to my local Ingles in Knoxville and pick it up.

It does pour very nice and has a great head... but, I am a bottle person on this one. It is an easy drinking lager, not too heavy, not too light. Perfect with meals and anytime really.

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Photo of mynie
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This just sits mysteriously in gas stations throughout Ohio. Right next to the Yuengling, in the "craft" section. Figured it was worth trying a tall boy.

It just tasted off. Like, you know how Michelob Amber Bock has a somewhat pleasant soapy taste, along with the caramel nodes of the malt? This is like that but the soapiness is amped up. Kind of like if Bass was made with scented candle wax.

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Photo of yumyumbrew
3.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lagers may not be the "cool" beer these days, but Hudepohl's Amber Lager is probably one of my favorite beers. Unpretentious and easy on the wallet, the perfect reward (or 6 rewards on Friday with friends) for a hard day/week's work.

I've had this beer from can, bottle, and draft in Lexington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, and more.

Let's start with the appearance: Solid head for a lager resting with light lacing atop a beautiful, brown liquid, not "light" by any means as you'd expect from even the bigger guys' heavier lagers.

Smell: Earthy, malty, like any standard lager.

Taste: Malty and (I feel like I'm the only person who ever feels this way) hints of cool, minty... earthiness? Little to no hoppiness at all, but not overpoweringly sweet either.

Mouthfeel: As others have noted... It's thicker and more syrupy than your average cheap lager, but this does not impact its drinkability. This beer is inoffensive in every way and, for the style, there are few lagers of this variety I prefer more. Not too carbonated either.

Overall: Perfect porchdrinking beer, great with red meat, and a general pleasure to enjoy.

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Photo of screamking
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into pint glass.

Pours apricot orange with thick white head. Lots of carbonation throughout. Aroma is very sweet. Lots of malt coming up the nose. Ambers always seem sweet to me, but this is sweeter.

Like the smell, the taste is super sweet malt. Touch of hops in there too but mostly just sweet. It is very bubbly as well, carbonation is thick and heavy. While not the best amber I've had it is worth the price of admission. I got this on close out for 3.99 a 12 pack of cans. That's really hard to beat.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this American Amber from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured an amber color, produced a creamy white head, featured average retention and above average amount of lacing. The aroma of this ale consisted of malted grain, caramel, toffee and earthy hops. Medium bodied, malted grain, caramel and some bitter hops that give way to a semi dry finish. Decent example of what is usually a boring style.


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Photo of patpbr
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- amber with plenty of bubbling up
S- sweet and malt
T- good lager with some sweetness. I am getting some bready and malty flavor.
M- goes down smooth, can taste the alcohol.
O- local store did not have what I was looking for. been eyeing it for awhile. I will again.

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Photo of KentT
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from bottles on several occasions. Has a caramel note balanced with rich fruity notes. Has a small head and balanced off with a smooth note of balanced malty flavor. Yuengling Lager, your match has arrived. For $6-$7 session lager, my present choice. Easy to drink, rich enough to hold your attention. A bargain.

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Photo of baos
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big can into Atlas Good Luck jar.

Nice copper-amber color with creamy whitehead. Sweet lacing up and down. Nice sweet honeyed-malt aroma. Slightest... here are my notes: very refreshing beer mild hop finish with a smidge of woody dryness.. apple blossom notes with notes of honey here and there... great beer I can't believe this is my first one.. bought it in my small town l store rushville indiana.

good brew, try one on.

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Photo of somaohio
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good classic-stlye lager. Reminds me of days of yore in Riverfront Stadium with the beer guy hocking various types of low-brow Hudy. This brew is quite an upgrade from those days with a very tasty, mellow lager at a very good price. Glad to see it and its mates on the shelves in Columbus.

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've already reviewed this beer in bottle form, but I just picked up some 24-ounce tallboys and I'm in a reviewing mood.

One of the better can designs I've ever seen. The beer inside is pale brown with lots of carbonation. Strong aromas of fruit and cereal hit the nose quite pleasantly. Tastes of fruit and sweet, light caramel. This is a decent lager and a great go-to brew-especially when you consider how inexpensive it is.

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Photo of cbeer88
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed blindly courtesy of Blind BIF #6.

Big ol' 24oz can poured into 20oz imperial nonic glass.

Appearance: Filled the glass with about 1/2 finger white head. Body is amber and clear. Head doesn't last long, lacing is light.

Smell: Corn, alcohol, light caramel malt, breadiness. It's not the worst thing I've ever smelled, but it's not the best either.

Taste: Bread dominates the palate, otherwise this tastes pretty much like it smells. Corn, caramel malt, and a bit of alcohol. Your basic sweet lager flavor. This beer has no noticeable hop profile at all. It is refreshing enough - I could definitely enjoy this as a post lawn mowing beer.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbed and medium bodied. Syrupy. Alcohol is nicely hidden, but I'm guessing this is probably no more than 6%.

Drinkability: Moderate. It goes down quite easy, but the flavor starts to wear at me after half the glass. Best drank cold, and the 24oz can makes that a challenge.

Overall: I've had a lot better, but I've also had more than a few worse. I could deal with this if it were my only option at a party, but not sure I'd ever go buy this for myself. The style in general is not my cup of tea, but I don't see where this is any worse than others of the style that I've had.

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Photo of jwhawkins81
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma - Sweet lager notes

Appearance - Amber color with no real head but pplenty of residual carbonation

Taste - Sweet with a cheap twing to it. Not a good beer but OK and a little different

Notes - A short review means this beer wasn't worth more words.

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Photo of Maltoftheearth
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise here!

Pours W/ a nice amber color (as the name would suggest). Not much head on this guy, but it was a finger thick. It leaves quite quickly.

Nose smacks you w/ carmel butterscotch notes, with a hops at the end. Not too strong here, but more malty than what you would think.

Tastes sweet Carmel malt followed by a nice hop cut. Big mouthfeel that could border on syrupy when it's warm. This is not bad bad beer. Think Pabst on steroids. Great session beer, that can satisfy your snob tooth. Really good for what it is I say. nothing to complex, but a good effort. Would love to find this on draft!

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Photo of buschbeer
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It pours a nice clear amber color. It is topped with two inches of white head.

S - The aroma is caramel with some adjunct smells in there as well.

T - It is a simple tasting beer with some sweetness from the caramel malt. Clean, crisp finish.

M - Pretty thin

O - It's a moderate to decent beer. I was craving something light and easy drinking and it hit the spot. It would be a good tailgating beer.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, light amber in color, with a thick tan head and no lace.

Grainy aroma -- malty and toasty.

Taste is also toasty, slightly sweet. Certainly richer and more full-bodied than most traditional American lagers. Not a bad beer at all, and a wonderful middle ground between lagers and ales. A solid go-to session drink!

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Photo of chilidog
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought thisone in Cinci for $6 bucks a six.

Aroma is malty sweet.

It pours a nice looking amber, off white head, fair carbonation with spotty lace.

Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, cane sugar and hay grain.

Taste of sweet malts, syrup sweetness, caramel with a earthy backdrop.

Mouth is syrup coated with a slight sticky dryness.

Overall, I expected more, alot of hype with this brew but the overwellming sweetness kinda did me in.

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