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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This Pilsner is an American Pils with the characteristics of being light in body and color, refreshingly crisp and moderately hopped. Only 2-Row-Barley-Malt, Carapils and light caramel are used for this smooth beer. The bitterness comes from a blend of domestic hops.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Golden-copper colored with a small, off-white head. (Whoops... no head now.) Aromas were sweet breads with a touch of caramel and mild, herbal hops. Flavor was very lightly bittersweet throughout. Light fare... unassuming... a hot-weather quencher.

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2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (2812) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottled. The usual yeasty Berghoff taste in an otherwise basic beer. Also seems to have iron in the water. No real bitterness, and not much character.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2005
The only thing that told me that this was a pilsener was the label on the bottle. Gold, flat, and headless, this has a very faint malt aroma with a suggestion of hops. The flavor is 95% sweet, grainy malts and a pinch of hops. There’s a sweet, grainy, hopless finsh. So, how is this a pils?

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2933) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Nice golden color. No head. Nose and flavor are both very mild and veer toward the malty side. A touch of bitterness in the finish but with an odd array of off dirty off-notes as well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Very light gold with fast moving bubbles in my lager glass. A little wisp of a head at the top. Strong vegetable aroma of carrots and celery. Hints of earthy hops. The taste is thin and metallic. Notes of carrots and even turnips are here. A decent pilsener, but a little thin and watery, even for the style.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2004
clear golden sort of color, not much of an aroma, flavor is malty/watery, a pils that is a shade above average, much more malt than hop, typical to midwest, gotta love it

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Not amazing. MIldy flavorful with a rather odd taste (which all berghoff products have). Probably the worst of berghoff’s so-so line of offerings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2005 Medium gold color with a fair head and sparse lacing. Mild malty aroma, slight caramel and spice. Light to medium bodied, slightly sweet malty flavor, a hint of fruitiness with a faint hoppy note in the finish. Nice beer, easy drinking, but it’s curious that they would label this a pils as the similar Berghoff Original Lager is considerably hoppier-I think even Huber Premium may be hoppier. Yea whatever.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4656) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
Nice golden hue. Half inch head is gone in 30 seconds. Almost no aroma. A little sweet. A touch of hops and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5841) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Golden and still with a thin veil. Malty sugar aroma. Tangily tart and sweet, but exceptionally crisp with a hint of lemon, but primarily a malty cerealy beer.


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