Drei Kronen Stöffla
Brewery: Drei Kronen
Style: smoked kellerbier
Color: unfiltered amber
Head: white, dense
Nose: malty but a hint of smokiness
Body: medium-bodied, medium carbonation
Palate: malty with an elegant smoky element
Finish: clean and somewhat bitter
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: The first time I had this, I stopped by the somewhat upscale restaurant during off hours and was only there to try this one beer. The server didn’t seem too happy about my being there but I found the beer very good nonetheless though not good enough to return for about ten years! I was there recently for aa excellent meal and had this beer along with a few others in their portfolio. All were uniformly quite good and the meal was excellent so we’ll head back a lot sooner next time. Stöffla is a great introduction to smoked beer, as the smokiness is in the background and the finish remains more like a traditional beer with regard to bitterness.
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