Häffner-Bräu/Hopfenstopfer Monroe 2.0

unfiltered golden beer in brandy snifter with bottle
Hopfenstopfer Monroe 2.0

Brewery: Häffner-Bräu
Bad Rapenau
Style: Pale Lager 5.6
%/20 IBU
Color: unfiltered golden

white, rocky
Nose: citrus hops, honey

Body: medium
, very soft
balanced, citrusy
Finish: lingering, semi-dry, semi-bitter

Served: from a bottle bought in Bad Rappenau

Impression: I’d read a bit about Häffner’s sideline brewery Hopfenstopfer and though intrigued, I wasn’t about to plonk down five Euros for a small bottle at their pub. So, I was happy to find bottles of four of their Craft Beer offerings, including this Pale Lager for a fraction of the cost. Brewed with Monroe hops, this is a relatively low 20 IBUs but it’s fairly dry nonetheless. There’s a nice citrusy element to the balanced palate and the lingering finish is semi-dry with just a touch of bitterness. It’s ale like but has the definite smoothness of a lager too.

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