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Berghoff Red Bock Winter Ale



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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A limited-edition craft brew for warming winter. Rich and refreshing in the tradition of fine Berghoff beers. Also known as Berghoff Winter Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Pours a light amber color. Aroma reveals a nice malty flavor that’s also present in the flavor. Pretty light on the palate, but that’s to be expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark brown with a decent tan head and some lacing, aroma is of malt with a touch of caramel, the flavor is of sweet malt with a hint of chocolate in the finish, still pretty thin and just not that enjoyable. I guess I can’t complain for an $8 12 pack of mixed brews from Minhas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (5119) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Celtic Knot, Evanston bottle ($3.50): Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts. In honesty, it didn’t taste very bocky to me; it seemed to be more oriented towards a lame English style winter ale. Caramel malts were most present in the aroma and in the taste. Palate was uninteresting. I would just say that this was an expected disappointment. Anything contracted to Minhas is just not going to be that exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours a clear mahogany brown with a 1 finger off white head that fades to a skim fairly quickly. Aroma is sweet, crusty white bread, roasted nuts with toffee, light mineral notes, light notes of roast, mollasses, chocolate and planty hops. Flavor is crusty white bread, apple skins, roasted nuts, toffee, caramel and planty hops. Palate is pretty thin with a light, though sharp carbonation. Decent, though not spectacular brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
From the bottle, pours a clear red like cranberry juice. Aroma is sweet though thin. Taste is rather disappointing. There’s a hint of holiday spices, but mostly a darker version of a brewpub’s obligatory blond ale. I’m not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Gift from my Wisconsin hook up. Thanks Jamie. Ehh. The amber pour looked nice. Some caramel malts in aroma and flavor were noticable. It was ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2009
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Pale amber, rather than red. Smells of fake caramel and tastes the same. Too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7870) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Hmmm... had this awhile back and wasn’t impressed, but I’m usually not by Berghoff. Confusing name, thin, weak, etc.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GJF (1499) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Hmmm, Bock? Ale? Aren’t the two actually opposed? Plenty of malt, but unbalanced and thin. Not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is malty, some chocolate and coffee notes, little spice or character. Brownish red with a thin, light lacing off-white head. Flavor is mild, malty with little to no hops and a bitter light roast finish. A bit sweet. Medium bodied.

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