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Häffner Bräu Hopfenstopfer Jahrgangsbier

Formerly brewed at Häffner Bräu
Style: Pilsener
Bad Rappenau, Germany


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Das "Hopfenstopfer Jahrgangsbier" gibt es nur einmal im Jahr. Es wird mit über 50% Bad Rappenauer Spezialmalz und bis zu 100% Bad Rappenauer Hopfen gebraut. Jedes Jahr ein bischen anders. Natürlich hopfengestopft!

The "Hopfenstopfer Jahrgangsbier" will only brewed one time in the year with more than 50% Bad Rappenauer Specialmalt and up to 100% Bad Rappenauer Hops. The Taste is every year a little bit different. Dry hopped!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2013
Golden beer, slightly hazy. Orange and apple aroma, rich fruity palate. Mild, a hint of yeast, dry finish. A little gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3507) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
33cl bottles from Bierpost. Brewed 2012, BB 12/2013 - This to me is Hopfenstopfers secret stand-out beer, unfairly categorised and judged as a pilsner, while actually brewed with 7 types of malt and homegrown German hops as a kind of bottom-fermenting South German ale.
Mouthfeel and taste are very satisfying on account of layered biscuit malts, almost chewy and rich, reminding me of the malt profile of UK Pale ales like Samuel Smith Pale Ale and even the caramalt+hopforward profile of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.
Very generously hopped with herbal, peppery and assertive EU hops (Saphir and Taurus?), interplaying harmoniously and providing a satisfying round taste profile in accord with the rich malt back. Unique in the German brewing landscape, maybe save Düsseldorf, and worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle 0.33l from Edeka Mohr Bonn. Pours golden with white head and relatively high carbonation. Aroma is fruity with a good hint of hops. Taste is malt, some mandarine and a good bitterness. I really like this beer. Very good balanced and so easily drinkable. Perfect beer for this hot summer evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
33cl bottle, pick up while visiting Bierzwerg bottle shop, pours with a nearly clear deep gold body that supports a two inch tall off white head and leaving behind some sheet lacing. The modest aroma offers up some smooth soft sweet clean malts and light lime to lemon grass notes and faint earthy grassiness. The taste starts with malt sweetened lemon and lime rolling into a bit of floral hop and pilsner like malts. Very nice hop forward Pils that stays far from overly sweet and floral which fits my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9181) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2012
bottle from bierpost.com. Hazy straw coloured yellow, mid-sized white head. Very aromatic hop aroma, grassy and citrusy. Light- to medium-bodied with a solid malty base, lots and lots of aromatic hops all over the tongue: grassy, resiyn, citrusy, spicy, peppery - delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Yellowish golden colour with mediumsized white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is is fruity, earthy, floral and some mild caramelly notes. Flavour is floral, grassy, earthy with mild fruitynotes and some sweet malts. Rather pleasant bitterness from the hops. Mellow and very resfreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Hazy bronze, big fluffy lace. Lemongrass, leaves and orangepeel in the aroma. Nice round and flavorfull hop profile on a chewy, light fruity sweet malt base. Lemongrass and kiwi finish. Sparkly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - MAR 4, 2012
(33 cl bottle) Bright yellow, slightly hazy colour with a white head. Floral hop aroma. Bitter, with a light sweetness. Good malt-base, nice body. Very well-rounded. Convincing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopfenWeisse (1492) - - MAR 31, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Bottle from Bierzwerg. Nice golden beer. Spicy, floral hops. Tasty and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2012
0.33 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Golden color. Honeyish, perfumed (citrusy) and slightly herbal aroma. Sweetish honeyish flavor with tart fruitiness, citrus, toffee and herbal hops. Medium body, smooth and drinkable.

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