DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4oz taster on tap at the Lager House. So... The attractive blond bartender tells me that she’s pretty sure this is the exact same thing as regular Little Kings. She asked another guy, who thought it might be a tad different, and he went to ask another guy to make sure... And apparently the verdict is that this is the same exact thing as Little Kings. They could all be mistaken of course, though. In any case, I will rate.... Clear golden color. Thin white head. Leaves pretty solid ropes and dots of lace. I’ve only ever had Little Kings out of the tiny green bottles, and never on draft... But this tastes a few steps above from what I remember; quite a bit different. OK, so I just asked the bartender if this beer was brewed on-site... She asked someone else, the answer is YES! So, as far as I know now, this beer is the same recipe as Little Kings, but brewed on site. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation, light dry finish. Easy drinking. I remember original Little Kings having more of a bite to the texture. Good bready malt to the flavor. Light buttered roll kind of flavor? Some white corn on the cob. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. A solid, bready, easy-drinking cream ale. Towards the end of my visit, I asked another more-knowledgable sounding guy about this beer. He says he *thinks* that this is the same as Little Kings, despite the brewers saying it’s not. He says they may have changed 1 or 2 things about this, but to him, it tastes almost the exact same. But it’s definitely brewed here on-site. So, there’s that. Seems like a lot of speculation around here. Service sure is friendly here, though.
Tmoney99 (13006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft to taster at the Moerlein Lager House. Looks solid; a transparent lighter gold with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of mild grain and hops. Tastes more like a macro lager. Average on the palate. Eh.
Chudwick (2694) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at lager house. Sip/nose is card board. Light and like a brown bag after it’s been chewed on while bored at school and you’ve already eaten your bagged lunch. Not recommended.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2014 Draft at Moerlein Lager House. There was a Little Kings logo on the tap handle, so I asked the bartender whether it was re-branded Little Kings: "Nah, man, we brew it here. It’s kind of an homage to Little Kings, and I think that one is sweeter." Interesting. Pours a clear, bright pale gold with a finger of bright white head. The aroma is damp, with rain water, wet grass and straw, bready and pale malts, and sweat. Flavor of sweet bread, creamed corn, straw, toast, and crackers. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. I was a little worried based on the first whiff, but this is one of the best tasting cream ales I’ve had.