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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
Though it to be less hoppy then the normal Red Ale, very similar perhaps with a better palate. Doesn’t taste like a real bock to me, more again like a typical red ale. That said it’s just as good as their regular red ale. The aroma on Berghoff isn’t too strong, but the colors are very, very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k2 (146) - USA - APR 5, 2007
Heavier red beer. Has a sharp hop taste mixed within the malt flavor. More body than their red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
starewich (141) - - NOV 21, 2012
Dark brown, almost opaque. Molasses, oatmeal, raisin, hint of walnut. Oily feel. Relatively sweet. Nice seasonal.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2008
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Poured from a bottle red with a little brown mixed in, no head and very fine carbonation. Aromas are of alcohol, strong malt and sweet fruit. Smells a lot like merlot wine. Flavor starts off of sweet carmel malt, moves into a plum flavor and ends with a very smooth, almost slippery feeling, sugary nectarine/peach flavor on the tip of your tongue. I was quite surprised at this beer and will definitely get this one next time its in season.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Reddish amber colored body, faux-frothy light tan head. Aroma is stale grains, sweetened generic maibock-like hops. Sweet stale wheat crackers in the flavor and light German-esque brewpubby hops. Hidden caramel malt in there too. Okay beer, but it’s a still a Berghoff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2007
bottle. 7/12/07. Looks nice in the glass. Pours a medium, reddish head that stays a while. Nice malty aroma. Very nice brownish red color. Beer is soft on the palate, a bit of maltiness and a bit of hops. That’s it. Not much depth, nothing too edgey. Pretty typical for these guys. A nice drinkable beer, but not a winter warmer.


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