Hauenstein | New Ulm Brewing & Beverage Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Ulm Brewing & Beverage Company
Minnesota, United States
hauensteinbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.55%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hauenstein Beer is crafted from a classic recipe of well-balanced malt, corn and a little hop character. Its golden color and palatable flavor creates a popular session beer.

Added by TastyTaste on 02-24-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.63%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
5
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of elec
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
2.08/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Strike00
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: very light, almost yellowish. decent head on it.
S: smelled really solid. Nice clean lager funk on it.
T:Crisp yeasty, bready taste to it. Once again very clean.
F: smooth drink, would be easy to drink several on a nice summer day.

O: nothing spectacular about this beer, but definitely one of the better AAL I have had. seems like it would be a good tailgate beer.

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Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle marked 15069 001111 at 42 degrees into SA “Perfect Pint”
From a trade with @TheAdjunctHippie
Aroma of wet grain and corn
Head large (4.5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to a three mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – rare small island of tiny bubbles
Body straw yellow, clear, effervescent
Flavor begins with a marked dimethyl sulfide flavor which ameliorates fairly rapidly; no hops noticed, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4.5, Overall 4

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Photo of nuebs
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle purchased from Total Wine. Poured into pint glass.

Great golden color and palatable flavor, a typical lager, but above average to good lager.

No hops in this one, but very drinkable beer.

I could see myself purchasing this one in the future.

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Photo of Lundste
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BigAl18
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krubs
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled yesterday on 1/3/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass. The alcohol content (ABV) isn't listed so I am guessing between 4.5% to around 5%.

Pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of grains with a hint of lemon zest. Bit more going on with the taste as there is a hint of sweet corn also. Really tasty and is very smooth. Wasn't sure at first about this one but is one of the best ones of this style that I tried. Lighter-medium bodied with good carbonation. A great brew of this beer style.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of budgood1
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jjunit
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Mheider
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A piece of brew from New Ulm in snow country usa. Independent brewery. Just visit their website, it's heart warming. First time I had one out of the box I immediately went back and bought another 12 pack. You know, in case the store burned down and I couldn't get more. $10/12 pack bottles = very affordable. I also picked up a 6-er of Hamms which this beer utterly smokes.

Appearance (3) : sudsy white 2 finger head. Nice work. It recedes quick but it's pretty to look at.

Smell (3.5) : well-done toast, dark grain, fresh wheat and cilantro. Hint of lemon/orange sweetness.

Taste (5) : This is what beer is supposed to taste like. At least, in lager form. Absolute perfection. I dare you to find an american lager priced this cheap that tastes better than this swill. Beautiful, fresh wheat, hints of corn and just a little adjunct, but smooth as a baby's hind end. I've had a couple that have tasted off, so I'm not sure if their quality control is 100% - after all, they are a small, small brewery that brews ONLY this beer. I'm sure their staff is less than a dozen people. If you buy a 12 pack of bottles you're bound to find 90% of them absolutely unforgettable...

Mouthfeel (4) : carbonated and crisp. Smooth. Smooth. Smooth.

Overall (4.12) : The hops are so well balanced with the malt it's almost a crime. You don't find hop flavor in american lager, and when you do, it's certainly not balanced like this. My friends died when I brought this beer over for a camp fire. The conversation immediately went from town hall discussions to "where in the hell did you find this beer? And where can I get some? Like tomorrow?". They were happy. I was happy. Hauenstein makes people happy. Just try it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of afinepilsner
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of KevinBrau
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Hauenstein from New Ulm Brewing & Beverage Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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