thegreenrooster (3970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a hazy bronze with a small white head. Aroma is grainy maltyness with a little burning. Flavor is a honey like other raters have said but there is a nice bready-dry malt. Finish does have some sweetness but not anything overpowering. This is OK. They were going in the right direction but it’s a little too sweet.
esjaygee (3904) - 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.
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light grainy malt aroma. Slightly hazy pale gold with a moderate white head. Grainy malt and grassy flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
drpimento (3076) - 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.
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma of honey and light vanilla. Slight aroma of light citrus also. Taste is medium-heavy sweet. Honey with some herbal hops. Medium bodied with a somewhat thick and sticky texture. Fizzy carbonation but a long finish. Overall, not bad. Pretty good for berghoff brews.
cbfobes (2881) - 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.
Christpuncher (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A smooth lager that is slightly fruity and a little bitter. Pours light yellow in color and smells fruity. Had this one at wild goose
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Niko100 (2652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft; Light straw/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of light grain, & hops; Flavor of malt, grain, and hay; Finish is slightly bitter; Just average for me.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from friar tucks , hazy copper pour with white head, aroma of dead fruit, taste is fruit, and meh, not a huge fan, not my style either