Haupstrasse Helles | Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
Texas, United States

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Pegasus on 09-01-2006

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by Pegasus:
Photo of Pegasus
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, very pale golden color, with a small white head, scattered broken lacing, and slight carbonation.

Aroma: Pale malt combined with a mild floral hop presence and a slight graininess.

Taste: Opens with a mildly sweet and tart note, a mild herbal hop presence midway throught the taste, finished with a slight, lingering herbal and floral hop note.

Mouth feel: Soft, fairly full, with little carbonation felt.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, quite drinkable summer beer.

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Photo of Squelch
2.64/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not impressed with this one. I think the hop schedule is off from style. They said they use Magnum hops which is an american hop. The flavor was a bit off, not the standard crispness I expected. Poured a bit cloudy with very little head. Would not buy this one again but fret not their other beers are better.

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Photo of peterjk
2.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Beer pours pale straw. White head fades quickly.

S: light but distinct hint of sugary sweetness up front but not much else.

T: Palette opens with a nice light sweetness (agave / very mild honey). Mid-palette is watery and indistinct. Finishes hit a hint of bitterness and a lingering mild sweetness.

M: Mild carbonation with a nice smooth, slightly thick mouthfeel and clean finish.

D: Easy to drink but nothing special to pull you back for another.

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Photo of champ103
3.73/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is labeled as a Helles at the brewery, but that does not mater much.

A: Pours a bright and clear golden/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Pretty neutral in the nose. Light grain, cereal and sweet malt. Not much else.
T: Plenty of flavor though. Big dry biscuit flavors. Toasted grain and a light sweetness follows. Very nice.
M/D: A light to medium body. Not watery at all. Dry, crisp, and clean. Very easy to drink. I can quaff several without a thought.

This is a very nice lager. I really enjoyed it, and something that is worth a try.

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Photo of Psytocrophic
2.32/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour golden saw color. No head and no lacing, the beer was flat. I smelled acidic acid right off the bat, the beer was tart with lingering acid notes in the backround. I don't know if they do not clean thier lines or the beer was infected but it was definitely acidic and off. This place is a gold mine and it's purely because of location and not quality.

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Photo of wtkphoto
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Haupstrasse Helles from Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
3.08 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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