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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
There is a long-standing tradition of brewers making special beers for winter, both as a little holiday present to their customers, and also because a bigger, stronger, darker beer simply tastes great in the dead of winter. This rich, smooth, copper-colored ale is brewed with six malts for a lot of aromatic complexity, with cookie, caramel, raisin and toasted marshmallow notes. New World versions of noble hop flavors bring a certain European elegance, but with a little more brash personality, topped off with the floral-and-citrus that the all-American hopóCascadeódelivers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
zebra (1800) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2014
on tap @ restaurant. 3rd/5 in $8 flight. ok. dark, malty. the heffe, the red, and the dark had more flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
On tap, poured into a stein. The aroma is sugary sweet initially and overwhelmingly, containing notes of toffee with a mellow undertone of blackberries. From there, the aroma turns towards citrus and bread crust with a primarily roast and toffee aroma near the end of the drink, as well as a light spice note. It pours oily and clear with a dark brown-amber hue and a frothy, soft, off-white head that retains a fuzzy surface, a medium thick ring, and lots of web lace. The taste is nedium sweet and medium bitter, but itís more bitter forward. Itís creamy and slightly chewy in texture which turns sticky late. The medium full body has a soft carbonation and flavors of nuts, wood, toffee, and a light chocolate note. Itís crisp with fruit and light, dry spice finish with a nice warm undertone. A roast and toffee notes linger briefly. The aftertaste mellows and dries with astringent blackberry notes late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (971) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2013
This pours a dark brown color with a slight beige head. There is the scent of toasted malts, caramel, and toffee in the mix. The taste is pretty big and bold with lots of good toasted flavors. This is the first Berghoff beer Iíve had since the move from Minhas Brewery to the Stevenís Point Brewery and the change is amazing. This makes for a delicious drink on a cold winter day.

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