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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorn (6) - USA - OCT 13, 2005 does not count
While living in Wisconsin, this was the best drinking beer for $4.99 a six, and still I find few examples of a decent beer for a decent price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frankenkitty (2006) - 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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (4007) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5294) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4903) - 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.

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