Berghoff Red Bock Winter Ale

 
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2007
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. That’s it. Not much depth, nothing too edgey. Pretty typical for these guys. A nice drinkable beer, but not a winter warmer.

2.7
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Rated 2/17/07: Light toasted aroma mixed in with a sweet maltiness and a metallic scent. Solid light amber/brown pour. Large initial head that ultimately goes away, no lacing. Mouthfeel is uneasy and slightly thin, finish is watery. Drinkable lager, has a respectable sweet malt content and a light hop presence. Weak for a bock. It has that mass-produced metallic aftertaste that really hurts a mediocre flavor.

2.6
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Deep orange-red body, thin off-white head. Cerealy aroma, toasty and grassy, with sweet brown sugar notes. Somewhat metallic. Metallic body, too, with toast and light sweet bready malt. Thin-bodied, lacking heft. Boring.

2.8
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2007
Bottle: Dark amber body with tan head. Strong, black current aroma with light coffee-like acidity and lots of molasses notes. In the mouth, this beer starts out sweet with tart cherry flavors. A dry hoppyness does a good job of keeping this from being too sweet. Definite coffee aspect. Too watery of mouthfeel for a bock. Some tobacco was noted. Taste is decent, but the palate is a huge miss from this sub par brewery.

4.2
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
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

3.8
k2 (146) - USA - APR 5, 2007
Heavier red beer. Has a sharp hop taste mixed within the malt flavor. More body than their red ale.

2
ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Sweet thinnish caramel nose with dusty brown sugar and a dash of malt. Dark red body with a tan head. Harsh and slightly metallic caramelly taste with a dark, dry caramel and light roast finish. Medium body, slightly overcarbonated, and no sense of promised fruit. Stale and boring. Drainsies.

2.9
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Found this one bottled in St. Charles, thanks Arnie! Dark copper pour, sharpness of citrus in the nose, baked bread and alcohol throughout. I wasn’t terribly impressed.

3
drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
nice head, some lace, decent brownish color. first thing I noticed was over carbonation, thiness, some malty caramel. typical berghoff yawn.

2.4
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear orange brown pour with a lasting off white head. Not unattractive. Delicate aromas of light brown sugar, a touch of dried cherry, and a bit of malty caramel. Smells nice. Once it touches your lips and tongue things start to fall apart. It’s as fruity as a beer can be without having any fruit in it. Like a mixture of grape candy and dried fruits, but dry. Mouth feel is thin and watery. All in all it’s actually very similar to the Berghoff Famous Bock. A let down for the most part.


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