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Berghoff Red Bock Winter Ale



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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8199) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Lightly sweet barley malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet caramel malt flavor. Nice clean lager but not really any typical bock characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6479) - Valdosta, 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5910) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle, just said ’winter ale’ on the label. Light oxidized roasted and fruity aroma. Dark brown, offwhite layer. Fullbodied, light oily mouthfeel - quite a bit residual sweetness, nutty, roast, herbal hop balance - not entirely harmonious IMO.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
The further this brand-line gets from its origins in Chicago, the crappier the beers get.
Other folk who remember the restaurant’s fresh beers of days gone will agree with me.
This thing has a good look, a rich amber body, albeit with a modest white head. The aroma is very sweet caramel with a liberal dousing of mineral water. Only the flat dullness of the flavor keeps the suggested sweetness from the nose from getting cloying. An all-around dippy excuse for a bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skyview (5282) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
EithCubes (5137) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Sweet thinnish caramel nose with dusty brown sugar and a dash of malt. Dark red body with a tan head. Harsh and slightly metallic caramelly taste with a dark, dry caramel and light roast finish. Medium body, slightly overcarbonated, and no sense of promised fruit. Stale and boring. Drainsies.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4984) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 21, 2008
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Copper color with a small lid of beige bubbles. Very faint aromas of lightly toasted and caramel malt. Light sweet dark caramel, with a touch of roasted malt and vanilla. Very much a macro-bock. Quite spritzy in feel. Boring and a bit less than I had hoped.

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