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Häffner Bräu Hopfenstopfer Christmas Strong Ale

Formerly brewed at Häffner Bräu
Style: Imperial IPA
Bad Rappenau, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Quad Hop - eine deutsch amerikanische Hopfenfreundschaft. Quad Hop - a german - american friendship in hops. In 2011 there are only 40 Bottles availible. Used Hops: Hallertauer Saphir, Amarillo, Citra. Cascade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5890) - GERMANY - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle looks really, really good. Beer in the glass very zippy, huge head. Starts strong, intense hoppy-grasy, fine dry notes, not too intense. Mild bitter background. Fine fruity notes of apricot. Finish a bit alcoholic woody, still intense hoppy-fruity. A beer to enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gEUS (1720) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
taken from notes - 750 ml bottle at sloshfest 2012. This was one of the surprises of the evening. Full massive beer with nice fruity hopiness. Not your typical Xmas beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
0,75 l bottle. BB 09/13 Bottle # 053. grass, spruce, citrus, herbs, alcohol, red-brown Color, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter and long finish Very good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6407) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2012
750ml bottle. Cloudy dark orangey golden to amber colour with average, firm, frothy to creamy, lasting, lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty and fruity, hoppy aroma has notes of grapefruit, pineapple and citrus. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, a fresh, fruity citrus note, decent bitter hoppy overtones. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
75cl Bottle at Sloshfest, 2012 version at 9% ABV. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, sweet malts, bread, citrus and grass. Flavour is sweet, bready malts, yeast, citrus and bubblegum, floral hops, bitter pine and grass finish. Medium-bodied. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
Courtesy of Alex. Light brown coloured and unclear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is spicy and hoppy, faint sweet fruit too, faint citrus and passion-fruit. Heavy sweet flavor, moderate bitter finish. Creamy, faint syrupy and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Thanks to Alex ;nice sweet malty aroma,orange, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Bottl4 courtesy Alex. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Very spicey. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Strong spicey notes. Cinnamon? Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. More BSA than IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012
2012-05-31, bottle from the brewery, plastic cork, purchased Oct 2011, bb 30.06.12, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Cloudy amber color, small head. Mild aroma of fruity hops and malt. Good malt and hop flavor, moderately sweet, with some fruity touch and quite storng bitterness, but less than it used to be.
It’s losing power, but it’s still a very enjoyable Double IPA.

2011-11-18, bottle from the brewery, plastic cork, purchased Oct 2011, bb 30.06.12, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Muddy dark amber color; the bottle opens without sound, and indeed the head is small, but persistent. The aroma is nice: fruity hops, some yeast, bitter orange peel, dried apricots, lightly soapy. Sweetish flavor, probably top fermentation; malty, with some sweet caramel; fruity, from the hops and from orange peels; strong bitterness. Light yeast. Rough, unprecise, but the effort is appreciated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humlelala (1306) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
(75 cl bottle from Wein Kultur Bier Shop, Moabit) Pours a murky brown with little, white head, lace and sediment. Soft carbonation, oily texture, full albeit somewhat muddy body and a dry finish. Taste is mostly bitter with some sweet notes. Girlfriend says: "The first sip was very different from the following one."

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