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


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2008
12 oz bottle pours a nice clear red with a thick off white head. Aroma is most like your typical macro lager. Tastes better than it smells; lightly malty with a very mild bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear reddish copper with decent off-white head. Not a whole lot for aroma, sweet and malty. Like most Berghoff beers, the flavor is very sweet, caramel with some fruitiness. Not what I think of when I think of a dunkler bock, not a bad beer, but certainly not one I’m running out to buy a six-pack of.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Very light tasting, reddish clear color Ok fruit in the middle, but ends on a bad note Not impressed

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHANER4 (470) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Poured dark reddish orange color with small head. Aroma is pretty weak, I detect roasted malt and thats it. Lacks any real flavor that stands out, basically an average brew. Had a cigarette aftertaste, thats not a good thing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Picked up two 12-oz bottles via Berghoff Sampler Pack at Steve’s Liquor & More in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of dark roasted caramel malt with some flowery hops and fruity character. Taste is medium body, light carbonation, with a fruity caramel flavor. Finish is light malty with a quick lasting fruity aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Actually, quite a tasty beer, malty with enough hops. Deep reddish color and a bit of fruitiness in the mouth. nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Dark amber, bordering on ruby with a full, frothy white head. Nose is partially sweet malt with a vague fruitiness. Nothing really jumping out at me. Light to medium in body with a hoppy, but bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 08/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting

clear dark amber, fine dense beige head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet dark caramel malt aroma, rich caramel malt flavor, touch of fruity character, hint of tartness, mild sweet finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear, light brown body with a thin white head. Smell: Weak aroma of dried cherries and caramel maltiness. Taste: Light caramel malt flavor that isn’t overly sweet. Plenty of fruitiness thoughout that makes me think "red" and "berries". Spicy hops hook up with that pervasive fruitiness to give a oddly twangy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Only during the winter, a time well-known for miracles, could a bock and an ale rest side by side in one bottle. ’Tis the season!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Pours a transparent dark amber copper with a clingy-lacing thin off-white head. Aroma of dry, toasty grain and some German lager yeast. Body starts lightly caramely and sweet with some toasty malt and mild bitterness. Decently balanced but not all that full-bodied.


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