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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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