Cakes (349) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz can.
Interestring, slightly distictive "comeback beer".
Check Wikipedia for the story,
To quote":Hudepohl-Schoenling operated in Cincinnati as an independent brewer until late 1997 when the brewery was sold to Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams Beer. Hudepohl-Schoenling brands would continue to be brewed and packaged in Cincinnati under contract by Boston Beer Company, which had renamed the Schoenling Brewery "Samuel Adams Brewery." This arrangement continued until 2001 when the contract was not renewed by Boston Beer Company" (
But another guy stepped up and brought it back.
I am glad that he did,
This is an old school German-American beer that not the same old same old mass produced American suds.
12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty. Taste is also heavy on malts, some grains and a bit of sweetness, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent brew
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 Well, since my teenager nickname is burger, I couldnt wait to try this can of beer. Pour is slightly darker than pale yellow and it has a surprisingly rocky head that is slow to fade. Smell is not bad, but it does have some of that typical melanie olfactory in there. First taste is a little coarse yet watery, weird combination. One of the better City brewing beers I’ve had. As the session continues, any ill effects begin to fade until the finish. This can must be pretty fresh. Decent amount of CO2. Overall not bad for a pale lager, has some personality. Some rude processed flavors on the finsh but not overwhelming.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 Yellow with a quickly diminishing head. Corn syrup, faint citrus and grass also in the nose and not much else. Sweet malts, slight grainy aspect in the finish, and really not much else going on. Probably not smart to have this after a bunch of Noble Pils. I’m really not picking up on much of anything else, but it’s not bad.
uvajed (171) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.99/12 cans, first time I’ve ever seen this in NE Ohio. Is 5.99 still even a legal price here for a 12-pack? Cheaper than Genesee? Only seen it at one disocunt grocery chain so far.
Not sure what to make of this: pours piss yellow, creamy head disappears quickly, and cheaper than the cheapest cans. My amateur nose detects a bit of honey, my tortured tastebuds notice the slightly sweet character and hints of caramel, and my thin wallet approves. I like it?
Rreminds me of course of PBR, Bud, Genny, Blatz, Busch, etc., but there is no metallic BS, or ridiculous corniness like with High Life. Carbonation is in keeping with the style - high, but not out of hand like many Miiller/Anheuser (I mean InBev) products. It’s no Yuengling, but this is a damn fine old man beer, or a great, cheap summer brew. I dig it.
Who really brews it? Info here says City Brewery for Christian Moerlein, or Miller, but my can says HUDEPOHL-SCHOENLING of Latrobe for Hudepohl-Schoenling of Cincinnati. Latrobe > LaBatt > InBev? Plus an Iron City COnnection? WTF?
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours like any adjunct, a clear piss yellow.
The smell is that typical adjunct can twang.
The taste was better than say Genesee or Budweiser but it was still pretty bad, mostly just sweet mineral water.
It is cheap, but not as cheap as Blatz or the like, so it pretty much isn’t worth it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-30-2010 18:34:54
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Ryan011235, who apologized for sending it. Why apologize, man? This shit sounded pretty good (for the style)! And what do you know...
Pours bright golden, more golden than yellow, with a white head that lasts longer than I usually see for beers of this sort. Not a FYB it seems. The aroma is pretty nice actually. Honey and floral notes accompany the typical sweet pale malt, and there’s no unpleasant adjunct smell like that which I get from the macros. The flavor is pleasant, rather malty for the style, almost like a Munich helles. Pale malt, honey, and slight floral hops. Balanced, with no crappy BMC aftertaste. Crisp, clean, and refreshing mouthfeel, with just a little more heft than you usually get for this style. Average carbonation level. Overall, this is probably the best American style crap later I’ve ever had. Would be an excellent lawnmower beer if I ever were to mow a law (can’t afford grass currently). Really enjoyed it. For all the whiners who said, "Waah waah you never rate a pale lager/adjunct lager/crap beer well," consider this one a big fat "IN YO’ FACE!"
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This isn’t great, but as far as $2 beers go in Chicago, this hands down beats PBR. Surprised at how smooth it was. Of course, clean, crisp, and not much taste. But when it comes to this type of beer, that is probably the goal. Much better than other $2 options.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep yellow with a small white head. Grain aroma. Flavour is corny malt with a clean finish and some traces of hops. One of the better American-style lagers, but lets not get nuts here.
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have wanted to try this beer for so long but it’s just not the kind of thing you seek out. You need to wait for the Bürger to come to you. The can for this stuff is absolutely fantastic. It is red and blue and appears to have come from some decade in between the forties and the nineties that has never occurred. It has the classic styling of, say, a PBR can but w/ all these weird tacky accents all over the place like they’ve just been piling more and more stuff on there w/o every taking anything off. In any case, it is a decent beer but maybe a little below average even for what it is. It’s yellow, headless and kind of ugly. It is a bit sweeter than what is typical for the style but some additional hoppy bitterness saves it from tasting like malt liquor. Carbonation is just enough to keep it from feeling sluggish but doesn’t add any crispness. I guess I would say this is something of a disappointment flavor-wise but I am happy to say it doesn’t taste exactly like everything else which is half of what you want out of trying a classic regional beer like Bürger.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours pale yellow with a nice pillowy white head. Smells of the typical grass, corn and grainy malt. However, the taste suggests that there might be a touch of some off the wall hops. There is some of the grassy hop flavor, with hints of some piney, bitter hops in the background. Not too typical for an American pale and definately drink some more of this.