Drjohnrock (333) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce BOTTLE [emphasis added] from Hatttings Supermarket. This is contracted brewed for Christian Moerlein by Lion Brewery of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is different--and better--than the canned version of this beer that is brewed for Moerlein by the City Brewery, which is why Iíve added it as a separate beer. Small white head that quickly dissapated, sweet aroma, sweet grainy taste that is smoother and has fewer off notes than the City Brewery version. A cut above the usual macro suspects but still not quite as good as the original 14-K, which your humble servant is old enough to remember. In any event, raters (especially from the Cincinnati area) who have had only the canned version should giev this beer another chance by trying it in a bottle.
wxman (1271) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Cincinnati favorite from the past; a part of the retro craze. I recall 40 years ago this being a pretty good beer, and this remake is. Donít expect a micro, this is a simple reproduction of a regional favorite. Pours a bright clear golden with a very respectable thick white head. Thirst quenching, a little too much corn and on the sweet side, still quite good. It is what it is, and perhaps more so than others like it. Not bad.
Narf (8) - USA - MAY 23, 2010 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hudy 14-K is your average golden beer found in convenience stores. I found mine in Cincinnati. I figured for 8 bucks a 12pk it was worth a shot.
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet grain. Taste is also sweet grain. Goes down smooth. Nice ice cold after mowing the grass.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours completely translucent golden with a small white head. Aroma is grainy with a touch of sweetness. Light crisp flavor, some grains and a pinch of hops on the finish. Not bad for a pale lager.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received a 12-oz can via trade with shigadeyo. Pours a clear light golden pale colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a thin film top. Aroma of golden grain malt, some corn, floral hops, crystal hops and a touch of grass. Taste is light bodied, a tad sweet, plenty of carbonation with flavors of bread dough and corn malt with crystal hops and a touch of honey. Finish is semi-sweet, a touch watery with a corn and crystal hop aftertaste that disappears. Not the typical crisp finish as most other macro-light beers, but nice to have tried another historical beer brand being revived.
shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
10/03/2009: Hudy 14-K... Aroma: Moldy corn. Appearance: Golden yellow color, not quite the color of 14-K gold though; very transparent; dissipating off-white head. Flavor: Completely adjunct; no real malt or hops are noticeable at all; Bud is arguably better. Palate: Super light; carbonation level is too high. Overall: This is definitely a downgrade from Hudy Delite; drink Burger beer (either Classic or Light) instead - itís cheaper and tastes better!
12 fl. oz. can from Biggís Hypermarket in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #3 for this beer.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can from a 12 pack from The Party Source and a 24 oz. draft from a beer trailer on Fountain Square during the Bengals-Steelers game. Hudy 14-K is back, and I havenít been in Cincinnati (or alive) long enough to have had the original version. This one pours a clear pale gold with a big, smooth white head and pretty much carbonation. The aroma isnít much- malt, grain, corn. The flavor is also not worth much more than a shrug- malty, corny, grainy, watery, and maybe a pinch of hops. Light mouthfeel, watery, smoother than some other cheap pale lagers, without much aftertaste. If the choice is between a few pale lagers, Iíll go with the local brands (even if this one is actually made in Wisconsin).