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Häffner Bräu Hopfenstopfer Seasonal Special Ale

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Brewed by Häffner Bräu
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bad Rappenau, Germany
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4029) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
Poured a lightly hazy amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of heavy citrus and caramel malt. Medium to full body, flavour of grapefruit, orange and resinous pine, fairly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (304) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2015
bottle at Schlesingers, Stuttgart. amber / redish color, hazy, white head. smells pines, grapefruit, honey, cherries. full body, lively on the tongue, honey, grapefruit, citric, orange, light astringency, rather sweet + light grapefruity finish with light astringency. good. the hops are kinda hidden under all the sweetness though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2314) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
Sample at Epic Bourbon County Tasting, thx to Bart and Thijs! APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, bitter, nice, pine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrOrla (116) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy amber, with a lacing white head. Full Aromas of grapefruit, citrus and orangepeel. Sweet to bitter taste, well balanced between hops and malt. Medium texture and a light carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet malt and hops. Very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Continues (40) - GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
From bottle. Amber colour with small white head. Aroma of pine, grass. In flavour grapefruit, mango. Strong bitterness, medium to high carbonation, no alcohol notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
der_andreas (3) - Munich, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Im Mund treffen sich Beeren und satter Geschmack, den volle Körper rundet den satte Hopfenaroma sehr gut ab. Rundes Bier, bei dem die Beerennoten hervorheben.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (504) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 31, 2015
Caramel pour, slightly cloudy. Pine and citrus aroma is strong. Grapefruit flavor and a little sweetness...some alcohol burn. Very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5237) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at the Goose Island tasting, De Molen, Jan 2015. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is citrus hop. The flavour is strong bitter with a big citrus hop bitter, light toothpaste palate. A real hop fest indeed. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3617) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at Bourbon County tasting. Gold pour with thick white head. Aroma of tame fruity hoppiness, light piney notes, floral aroma. Taste is lightly malty, some caramel, light fruity hop, light piney bitterness, light booze. Palate is med bodied with good carbonation. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1263) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber hazy body with medium white, long lasting, head. Aroma is strong on tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, ripped citrus. Taste has high fruity bitterness, peach sweetness. Little bit astringent in the finish. Body is full, heavy, with medium carbonation.


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