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. Doesnít taste like a real bock to me, more again like a typical red ale. That said itís just as good as their regular red ale. The aroma on Berghoff isnít 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 (167) - - 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 (3438) - 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.
jaymobrown (1732) - 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.
hotstuff (4397) - 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.
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 (1502) - 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.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 itís a still a Berghoff.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Thatís it. Not much depth, nothing too edgey. Pretty typical for these guys. A nice drinkable beer, but not a winter warmer.