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Haffenreffer Private Stock - Private Stock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
70
okay

100 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 25.76%
Wants: 14
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Private Stock Brewing Co. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-19-2000)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #44 (Sep 2010):

Good ol' Green Death always came across as a respected beer among its peers. Filtered clear-golden color; crack- ling white head only leaves a thin ring of lace. Bit of sweet-cooked corn in the somewhat clean nose--yes, even malt liquors want to be smelt up. Big smoothness with a snap of crispness. Clean and on the sweet side. Some bitterness from the hops and a kiss of alcohol help to balance. Drinkable with a clean finish; a charmer compared to the rougher of its ilk.

Serving type: can

01-11-2011 18:31:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A well rounded malt liquor with not many flaws at all, minimal head and thin malt with cereal grain flavours and aromas. Sad they stopped doing the fat quart bottles, now all I see are 22 oz, 40 oz. and pints ... though the pints come in six packs.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2002 10:54:02 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: One pint (16oz) custom, fat, green, twist-off bottle. The one thing that sticks with me about this beer is the bottle cap. The inside has those cool picture puzzles where you try to make a word or saying. Mine has "rush" + a hen + a dress + a sink = Russian Dressing. Hehehe ... how lame is that? Serving instructions suggest that I serve it "well cooled in a tall glass or on the rocks." It also states that it's the "Malt Liquor ... with the imported taste." Classy stuff.

Appearance: Crystal clear gold with the thinnest of white laces. Dissipates to no lace eventually.

Smell: Clean smelling. Light grain and steely aromas.

Taste: Full bodied. Smooth. Malt flavour is steady, light. Mild sweetness. Soft herbal hop flavours. Bitterness is lemony with a brief sharpness. Finishes a bit dry with grain notes and residual sweetness. You can't really taste the alcohol, but you can feel it on your brain. Eating it.

Notes: This is it. This is why I was born, to drink Haffenreffer all day long until I become comatose. In my opinion, the best malt liquor on the market. Be careful of this beer. It's instant crazy juice. 6.87% alcohol by volume.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2000 23:45:47 | More by Todd
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Haffenreffer Private Stock from Private Stock Brewing Co.
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