There is not much on the nose; typical cereal type of aromas from the malts with little or no scent from the hops, there is also a little sweetness coming through. All and all it’s just your typical lager aroma nothing noticeably pronounced coming through.
The continuing sips where not as bad as the first. I don’t think I have ever had such a bad reaction to a first sip of beer. I’ve had plenty of startling reactions to first sips, like a Belgian Gueuze, Fruit Lambic or a Flemish Sour, maybe even that first sip of a Shandy, even some extreme micro brews but nothing was so unpleasant tasting as this. I don’t know what they are trying to do with this but whatever it was they missed or if this is their intent than they should stop brewing, at least this lager. All right, that was a little harsh and this is the first of a variety pack that I will continue to review. But I really do not like this beer and they tote some great Midwest Micro Brewing Tradition so maybe I was expecting a better beer than this.
I DO NOT under any circumstances recommend drinking this beer. Now that’s coming from someone that just admitted to drinking and somewhat enjoying Bud Light Lime (hot summer day and ice cold). I can’t even give this a grade I dislike it so. If it wasn’t for the headache I would drink regular Bud over this any day.
I just looked this up on Beeradvocate.com and it’s categorized as a German Pilsner, wow not even close. Sorry Berghoff, this beer just doesn’t make a grade. Or if you insist on a grade it would be an F. Drink any American macro lager before you attempt to drink this.