mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
k2 (146) - USA - APR 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavier red beer. Has a sharp hop taste mixed within the malt flavor. More body than their red ale.
starewich (118) - - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost opaque. Molasses, oatmeal, raisin, hint of walnut. Oily feel. Relatively sweet. Nice seasonal.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually, quite a tasty beer, malty with enough hops. Deep reddish color and a bit of fruitiness in the mouth. nice.
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.
Narnad (1340) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hotstuff (3340) - 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.
jaymobrown (1508) - 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.
MrRain (473) - 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.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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