Cakes (344) - 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
rondphoto (1264) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden amber, 3-finger head that drops to a full cover, no lace. Taste is carbonated malt with a light bittering at the finish. This is the "good stuff" our fathers used to drink, and, considering its source, not all that bad. Whereís a Cincinnati Redís game on a hot Saturday afternoon so I can enjoy it?
drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
OK, so after a long night at the 25th class reunion, when closing down the local dive bar, this actually wasnít horrible. nothing off putting, easy to drink, and no funk. Otherwise no great flavors, but cold and easy to drink.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce can thanks to Beau. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light grainy nose. Nothing here, nothing bad or good: sweet grain, water maybe some honey. I could drink 20 of these! I want to in a sick way.
DrSilverworm (4100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz can, thanks to b3shine. My can says it was contract brewed in PA, for Hudepohl. Clear pale yellow color. Little white head. bits of lace. Bready, salty, buttery and light banana notes. Pronounced but lighter carbonation. Weird body, has an odd finish. I must be missing something, here. Tastes like an unimpressive macro without really any appealing qualities, though nowhere near as offensive as the miller I had last night.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours clear light orange with foamy head. Aroma of corn. Taste is light corn flake and corn syrup
b3shine (3574) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can to pint. Looks fine; a transparent gold with white head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells doughy and skunky, but not in a bad way. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright for what it is, and a good value.
CanIHave4Beers (2776) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 99th percentile Pale Lager? It is not often you find stumble across one of these. When I brought it home I had no idea....
Pours a perfectly clear light golden with a small but kind of well retained head and lots of champagne bubbles in the glass and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma has that sort of Minhas house character... Iím not trying to be bias against them here, I had no clue up until today that they brewed this beer and I didnít care that much for the aroma previously... now that I know itís Minhas it seems very Minhas-y... which is not all together a negative thing... Iíve liked other pale lagers that smell this way. Lightly bready, some mild hop aromas (primarily floral) with some light metallic and vegetal character that doesnít seem as nasty as it ought to.
The beer is really fairly pleasant tasting. By all means it is a pale lager through and through, itís light in every way, but itís also not neutral, and whatís more important is that itís not overly sweet or corny... in fact itís a fairly dry beer, crisp and nicely bitter.... with a well controlled corniness.
Weíre not talking about anything wonderful here, but on most accounts I enjoy this beer and wouldnít mind drinking it again.
ReggieDunlap (2792) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright clear yellow/gold with a medium creamy white head...decent retention and lacing. Aroma has light grassiness and spice...mild soapiness. Flavor has mild straw and light earthy/grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and the finish is crisp and dry...refreshing.
Drjohnrock (337) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Uh-oh, Misguided Nostalgia Time. This was the first beer I ever drank: sips off my dadís Burger when I was in grade school. When I asked him why he drank Burger, he replied "the price is right". Unfortunately, thatís stilll its main selling point. The sweet and sour smell (not in a good sour ale way) is much like the taste. Moerlein hasnít quite got the original Hudy 14-K recipe, and thatís regrettable. The company has, however, seemed to hit the nail on the head in recreating Burger, and thatís also regrettable. Local Cincinnati beer folklore holds that Burgerís taste was much better until sometime in the 1960s when they changed the water used for brewing it. I call bullshit. Finding good water for brewing might have been a problem in the 19th century but certainly not by the mid 20th century at the latest. If youíre in Moerleinís distribution area and have a hankering for a beer but not much cash, try Hudy 14-K or Hudy Delight instead. I sampled this paragon of brewing excellence at the MOTR Pub from a 12 ounce can poured (rather symbolically) into a plastic cup bearing a Bud Light logo. But yes, Burger is still better than Bud Light--what isnít?
wlajwl (3343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is grain sweetness and beery. The flavor is malts, decent hops, and a mix of bitterness and a hint of fruit in the finish.