Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-A dark ruby red body with a huge off white head which has an aroma of malt and the typical Berghoff aroma. Taste is of malt, caramel, sweetness, and has a dry finish. Not bad but a little watery.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This medium bodied brew pours a reddish brown colour with a thin white head full of sweet malted aromas. It has a light silky mouthfeel for a winter bock.
naivepegasus (361) - USA - JUN 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2008 Pours ruby red with a finger of slightly beige head. Fruity malts dominate the odor. The taste has a bit of a hop bitterness, and a slight aftertaste of toast. A bit watery, a bit of an oddness to it... nothing special.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is reddish amber with a thin off white head...smell is incredibly fruity with pear, nectarine, and apricot...also a little toasty bread-ish...taste is lightly fruity and strongly grainy...fairly roasty finish...not good, but not bad...
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber with medium off-white diminishing head. Aroma of sweet malts, light grassy hops and brown sugar. Flavor is of light caramel and fruit. Crisp and a little dry.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but nothing special. Served from the tap in a g-d d-amn frozen shaker, so flavor might have been altered. Looks nice, with a red body and thick head. Flavor is nice and very Bock-ish, but not overwhelming and actually quite pleasant.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. BRBWA pours dark red to light brown with a large creamy-looking head with large rocky bubbles. The aroma is of light malt nad treated water. This beer has a nice balance of malt and hops. It is better than an average amber but not as good as a traditional German bock. The body is medium to full with a touch of alcohol in the finish.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Small fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, spotty amounts of lacing, transparent, fast rising carbonation, and an orangish red hue. Nose was malty, caramel, sweet, hint of fruit, and a hint of toffee.Ditto for the flavor along with some light bitterness. Tingly mouthfeel and medium in body.Quaffable, balanced, easy to drink, and a decent one to have on hand when not wanting a complex or a high ABV beer.
thedm (5434) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated brown colored body. The aroma was malty and musty. The crisp and clean mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt hops and brown malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.
jaymobrown (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent, fairly average beer. Darkish color. Light crisp nose. Some nice dark caramel malt flavors throughout. Good pick up to bring to a party to share in general, or to grab a few without wanting to really get into a beer too much.