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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This copper-reddish beer belongs to the category of the American pale ales, which are of medium bitterness with a slightly malty character still present. Berghoff Amber is made with Brewer’s Two-Row Malt, Caramel 40 Malt, Carapils Malt and domestic hops.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Not much going on for aroma, slight hops and vague sweet malt. When the bar girl said the restaurant’s beers are from ’Monroe, wisCAHNsin’ (you know how she said it.) I knew what was up. Taste is more of the same, with some metal added. All that aside, at the right price this stuff is pretty doable.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Draft at Chicago airport. Amber brown color. Smaller head. Aroma of some caramel malts. Taste has some decent bitter hops to it and caramel malt. Medium light bodied. Average carbonation. Not too shabby. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
This was an okay beer, definitely sessionable, but mostly because it was nearly characterless. Slightly sweet but mostly just bready malts.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Patrickctenchi (3654) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Pours amber with a slight orange tint....short, off-white head. Bready, peppery aroma. Caramel, spice, cloying fruit, apple-peel.... Sweet and malty.... APA? I think not.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Chicago O’Hare airport draft, decent aroma, pours decent head too. Rich flavor and typical balance between malt sweet and Hops of a Wisconsin Red Ale. I would pay for it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Deep red pour with a thin head. Taste is full of caramel. Very sweet. Biscuit aroma. Slight bitter finish. Easy drinking. Medium mouth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Just like name - Red. Just a hint of hops, easy to drink. overall decent but nothing stands out to separate from the crowd.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light amber with a thin bubbly head and no lacing, aroma is more of malt and just a hint of old hops, the flavor is of light hop water with a slight finish of malt, ugh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christpuncher (1162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pretty decent red beer. Similar to a lienenkougel red but with much more flavor. Would probably no get again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2012
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 4/9/2013. A moderate gusher upon opening. Pours fairly clear reddish copper color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lingers. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, apple, caramel, bread, toast, molasses, and light herbal. Decent aromas with good strength and decent balance; very malty and fruity. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, apple, bread, toffee, molasses, and light herbal. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, apple, toast, bread, toffee, molasses, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Decent flavor balance and robustness; with minimal cloying flavors present on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this as a decent amber, though it seems to be more like a Belgian. This was a little better than I expected it to be. Decently enjoyable.


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