Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, but I am down to my last two beers from a six-pack to review, so I must have liked it at some point. Let's give it a proper review with a fresh palate.
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small 1/4" head at the peak during the pour that settled into a thin layer of foam within about 45 seconds. There were a few bubbles lazily making their way to the top, but the carbonation is visibly a little low.
Aroma: I initially got mostly toasty malt notes as I would expect with a small amount of hops that I am questioning their nobility, but since they are reserved, that is still OK. I am anxious to come back to the hops when the beer warms up some. As the beer has sat for a while, the alcohol is adding more spice than the hops are intensifying, so this is falling more in line with a MaiBock as it warms up, but the alcohol is a bit noticeable.
Taste: The flavor is pretty malty with some obvious hops in for balance. The hops add a mildly green flavor to the beer that seem like they may be some off-shoot of Hallertauer. Overall the malt is in charge, which is a good thing. The carbonation is low, so the beer comes across a bit heavy on the palate and near the finish the alcohol comes into play to make the finish slightly lighter, but not by much. Overall the beer is medium to slightly full bodied, and the low carbonation accentuates this property. There is some warming that comes in late in the finish, and this gives a slight spicy impression as well.
Opinion: Overall this is a pretty decent representation of the style. I would certainly like it to be a bit drier, but I am not sure if it just needs more CO2 or if it is under-attenuated. I am guessing the former, so they just need to get it adjusted. I would try this beer on tap if given the chance, and I would probably look for it to try as well, and that is a compliment to an American brewer making a German style beer as those are my favorite, bar-none.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 03:16:30 | More by SkeeterHawk
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