Berghoff Red Bock Winter Ale

RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A limited-edition craft brew for warming winter. Rich and refreshing in the tradition of fine Berghoff beers. Also known as Berghoff Winter Ale

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
copper pour small white head .aroma of light roasted malts sweet taste. not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (5013) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Courtesy of Skyview. Clear brown color with a thin head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma, although a little metallic. An oddly astringent malt taste up front. It mellows out into a very dusty grain flavor, a bit of toasted and chocolate malt coming along.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Thanks to Skyview. Dark copper pour with a small white head. Slight spice and some malt on the nose. Some dark fruits and plenty of malt. Leaves an odd artifial orange after taste in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2009
12oz bottle. pours copper with small white head. nose of caramel malts. flavors of caramel and grain husk. med body. fizzy carb. very simple straightforward bock but actually not that bad i guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2647) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle. Clear, dark copper with reddish highlights. Off-white head, mostly disappearing. The aroma is sweet with caramel, grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes sweet with slight taste of rye with some vegetal notes. Medium body with a watery texture that turns sticky in the finish. Fizzy carbonation. Not much going on here. One and out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Pours reddish-brown with a thin, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is sweet overall with caramel and fruit evident. The palate is smooth, but fairly thin. The beer tastes pretty good. Malty sweet with caramel and brown sugar notes. There is just a hint of spice at the end. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Brownish color with an amber hue and a thin off white head. Caramel dominates the nose and the tongue. Sweet and malty with a dry finish and a hint of spice. A little fruity, not great but very drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2008
The further this brand-line gets from its origins in Chicago, the crappier the beers get.
Other folk who remember the restaurant’s fresh beers of days gone will agree with me.
This thing has a good look, a rich amber body, albeit with a modest white head. The aroma is very sweet caramel with a liberal dousing of mineral water. Only the flat dullness of the flavor keeps the suggested sweetness from the nose from getting cloying. An all-around dippy excuse for a bock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Pours red-brown crowned by a tan head. Coffee, malt and carmel greet the nose. Creamy on the palate, the taste is of roast malt and toffee with fairly hoppy finish. A satisfying thirst quencher that can be enjoyed all year long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1521) - Crystal 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.

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