Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark Brown, Good Head, Some Lacing. Lightly Toasted, Light Bitter and Malty. Bland, all flavors come as one dimensional and subdued. Should be sharper and have"more balls". As is, is boring and forgettable.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Berghoff introspective 4 of 5. My dad was the one who introduced me to Berghoff a long time ago. When I was younger and seeking out that random beer to take from my dad’s stash back in the day, my choices were usually Blatz and MGD. I utterly hated Blatz and would not take one, but I was always happy to snag an MGD as that was my beer of choice in my late teens and early 20’s. Actually, Haffenreffer Private Stock really was whenever I could get my hands on it. I’d get a 40-O or sometimes a 64 ounce behemoth and sit in the woods by Wick field and suck that thing down with Matt, Mark and Greg. Right around the time I was turning 21, my dad started buying Berghoff. The beer had all different sorts of names and colored labels and my curiosity got the best of me. I cracked one open one day and noticed right away how much better it was than MGD. So by the time I was 21, I was already drinking what might have passed as craft beer back then. Sam Adams, Leinie’s, Pete’s and Berghoff were common in the fridge with Berghoff being the beer of choice of our household. The sampler packs that popped up were great as I was able to try all different styles of beer and noticed how much I loved the variety and tasting aspect of beer drinking.
Clear copper with a thin tan head and flare lacing. Aroma of toasted German malts, sticky buns and mild dark malts. Taste is bland and meh with toasted malt, mild dark malts and a metallic finish.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is dark malts, kind of murky and caramel underneath. The flavor is dark malts, caramel and a dryish finish.
Dfonorow (790) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour is light brown with a finger-wide tan head. Flavor and aroma are both sweet and light, not much going on besides some faint coffee notes.
dlbeer (588) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark mahogany pour with off white head. Smells funky. Tastes the same. What is up with these beers from Monroe, WI?
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Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of clear, deeper garnet with an inch worth of dense smoked beige head. The aroma picked up dark toasted bread and biscuity notes with cold coffee and vanilla accents.. I really dug it (and was surprised to). The flavor found more vanilla on the middle, along with some toasted cocoa and bready notes.. cocoa, vanilla, and the faintest touch of earthy bitterness on the medium-length, semi-sweet finish.. tasty. Lighter-bodied and mostly dry on the palate.. good carbonation kept it moving.. this was WAY better than expected, and I’ll probably grab more.
delamie6 (20) - - APR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Coffee Nut Aroma. Amber/Brown in color. Chocolate nut flavor. The malt is very high.
queenholly (2411) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Light nutty caramel malt aroma. Deep chestnut with a large beige head. Sweet toasty corn syrup malt flavor. Light watery body.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Chocolate and corn syrup malt aroma. Dark chestnut brown with large tan head. Sweet light chocolate malt flavor. Watery body. Well, one positive is that there are no bad flavors which is always a big plus for a Minhas beer.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear nut brown with minimal head. Aroma of very light caramel. Or, as my girlfriend just said "ew, smells like weird water". Taste is light sweet. Meh, like most berghoff beers, this one misses the mark.