beer fun friday: hudy 14k

Happy Friday everyone!  Today the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, it’s payday, and after work I’ll have a beer.  I enjoy an easy drinking “lawn-mower” beer every now and again.  When I reach for an American lager, I prefer Hudy 14k!

Hudepohl Brewing Company originated in 1885 in Cincinnati, OH .  The brewery itself has quite a history.  It joined forces with Schoenling Brewing Company in 1986 and is currently owned by Christian Moerlein Brewing Company.  Lucky me, this beer is still brewed and available for purchase in my home town.  Every year there is a 14k race in Cincinnati.  One of these days I’ll train for it and give the run a try.  Wikipedia has a few interesting tidbits about the brewery if you want to read a little more.

BeerAdvocate describes Hudy 14k as an American Pale Lager and is around 4.4% ABV (alcohol by volume).

Appearance:  It is pale yellow in color and very clear.  If poured into a glass (usually I drink from the can), it has a white fluffy head that lingers for a bit.

Aroma: It has hints of fruity esters, somewhat sweet malt / grain, no hop aroma, very light otherwise

Taste: Low to no hop profile, some sweet corn / malty hints, light flavor.  There are times when this beer tastes a bit metallic but fades for me.

Mouthfeel:  Moderate carbonation, usually no aftertaste

Overall Impression:  A light, easy to drink American lager.  This is a little on the sweet side, but not overpowering.

Hudy 14k

Hudy 14k / photo: sarah browning

Have you tried Hudy 14k?



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