Full Review
Berghoff Brewery

Berghoff Brewery
Germaniac Pale Ale

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Berghoff Brewery
Germaniac Pale Ale

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
Rich old gold color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed herb toast, praline, and dried mango with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a nice bitter wave of grassy, piney hops on the finish. A superbly crafted, exceptionally drinkable ale that will be sensational with food, especially cheeses and sausages.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Malty
Aroma Aroma: honeyed herb toast, praline, and dried mango
Taste Flavor: nice bitter wave of grassy, piney hops on the
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing:
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly crafted, exceptionally drinkable ale that will be sensational with food, especially cheeses and sausages.
The Producer

Berghoff Brewery

The Producer
1730 W. Superior St, 3W
Chicago, IL 60622
USA
1 608-358-4992
Specialty Ales
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This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). This category also features the growing number of ultra-high gravity “extreme” beers that push the limits of alcohol. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.