esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Berghoff introspective 1 of 5. So I looked in the cooler at Woodman’s and noticed this beer from Berghoff as one I haven’t rated yet. I managed to find five Berghoff’s in the singles coolers and was ecstatic to get more Wisconsin rates. A long time ago I started on rate beer and I simply had to try and buy everything. That everything soon became everything in the Midwest: the three I’s – Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, the three M’s – Missouri, Minnesota and Michigan and my home state of Wisconsin. Not long into the process I had to drop the three I’s as my cellar and waistline were expanding at a rate my pocketbook could not keep up with. One by one the M’s dropped off with me focusing on mainly one thing now – Wisconsin beers. If the beer is from Wisconsin and I haven’t had it, I’ll buy it - every single one (save swill at the moment). So as I poured my “made in Steven’s Point beer” into my “Brewed in Monroe Wisconsin” Berghoff glass (coincidence) I had now added another Wisconsin click to my wide assortment of Wisconsin rates... but wait, Berhoff is now from Chicago??
Straw yellow with a slowly fading medium white head. Aroma of skunked grains, toasted malt and mild bready notes. Taste is bland and wunderless with toasted Munich malts, grassy/leafy notes and a dry finish.
illiniphil (141) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours straw yellow with a good white foamy head. More lager than ale. Not bad - will buy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wlajwl (5062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is grains, slightly perfumed and, oddly, bologna. The flavor is grainy malts, mild/medium sweetness and an odd twang/sourness in the finish. The bologna did it for me.
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I admit to liking it just a little more because I’m having it on draft at The Berghoff. Clean lager color, a thin foam ring around the edge. Light malt smell with a bit of pils character to it. Clean crisp "Special Export" taste that shows a hard water profile and puts German hops on the sides of my tongue. Hop bitterness builds with each sip. Now a much improved and very distinctive all-malt flagship beer.
drpimento (2773) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I mistakenly let this warm a bit before pouring. Corn comes out more. Poured with a nice, large, foamy, frothy, off-white head that soon settled to a light cover and a little lace. Color is a clear yellow with some bubble trails. Aroma is corn first then malt and a hint of hop. Flavor’s very similar to nose, but strong carbonation adds significant tang. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is a little like flavor but morphs into something not as pleasant and too long.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Shade darker clear Yellow, Good Head, Some Lacing.Sweet Malt , Creamy Palate, Light Hop Bitter to Finish. Not too exciting, but an ok for this style. Decent.
shrubber85 (9638) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Corn syrup malt aroma. Medium yellow with large head. Sweet corn syrup malt flavor. Very bad - not even a decent pale lager.
Patrickctenchi (5451) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy, fizzy yellow with a short, tight, white head.
Aroma is light.....honey..bread.
Taste is sweet, malty, honey and bread, again.
A hint of vanilla.
Slightly herbal finish.
rumproasts (4503) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Golden with small head. It’s hard to get excited about this style. Lagery with a bit of corn. Ok.
cbfobes (2846) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thin off white head, aroma is sweet and bready with a little bit of caramel and malt, the flavor has a sweet front end with a bland finish of a little bit of malt, light malt feel, not impressed.