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Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden BockSierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock

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1,248 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,248
Reviews: 873
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 26
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adamette on 01-05-2010)
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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

11-17-2011 16:14:23 | More by MerkurKing16
Photo of abriggs1


4.97/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I just love this beer. So drinkable, so refreshing, so malty, so intoxicating. Perfectly balanced and smooth as any beer out there. Sierra has redeemed themselves after their unbalanced and uninspired celebration ale. This tastes like beer. Great, satisfying beer.

Every once in a while, a beer will come along that challenges your sense of originality. This is that beer! Glissade is a totally original concoction. This beer has inspiration written all over it.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2010 07:39:37 | More by abriggs1
Photo of FatSean


4.83/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What can I say? An amazingly delicate bock from Sierra Nevada. If you like the subtleness of a good lager, you must try this.

Poured a pale straw yellow with a white head that quickly faded into nice big bubbles on the top.

Smelt of bittering hops and delicate bread/biscuit scents.

I tasted some graininess quickly followed by subtle low hop notes. A dry finish keeps you thirsty.

Pleasantly carbonated, can't think of how to improve.

Incredibly drinkable. Don't let me near yours.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 00:26:52 | More by FatSean
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12-oz bottle poured into a pokal.

A = Deep honey liquid with good clarity, brilliant white head of about one and a half fingers, good lacing as the head slowly recedes, medium amount of carbonation bubbling with very small bubbles.

S = Damn, I really love the smell of this beer. There is a white peppery spiciness to it, along with fresh cut grain, freshly tilled earth.

T = This is also a very nice tasting beer, with a perfect balance of sweetness of fresh baked buns and the bitterness of flower petals, all with earthy, grassy notes and the same white pepper that is present in the smell.

M = Medium-light body, decent mouthcoating, maybe stings just a little too much but that aspect calms down a lot during the time it took to drink the glass.

D = This is an eminently drinkable beer, excellent smell, excellent taste, goes down easily and each swallow really primes the pump for the next.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 01:08:12 | More by Traquairlover
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this for the first time last night. I am a big fan of SN brews! This could be one of my new favorites. I am looking forward to sharing some with my friends tonight at the weekly meeting of the IBCFM ( International Beer Club for Men)! very nice flavor, great taste, good head and reasonable ABV of 6.40.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 14:34:05 | More by brewgnome
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4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would and should give a lengthy review about this new classic presented by SNB. But i will let the beer speak for itself. Go out and bye this beer its Delicious with a capital D! Complex and smooth and very drinkable. Thats in my opinion makes a good beer, complexity to where its easy to drink more then 2 if one allows. Recommend and i will bye this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 01:33:39 | More by beerman21
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4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into standard pint glass.

A: Nice golden color, thin white head that disappeared almost immediately.

S: Malts and hops, nothing overpowering.

T: Again, malts and hops, and what seemed to be a melon-y taste.

M: Full and rich feel, with a sort of juiciness, again similar to melon.

O: A good beer, well-balanced; I really enjoyed it. Great for the hot summer day I drank it on, and I could see drinking two or three at once.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 23:45:07 | More by Danimaleatdrums
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4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For all of you giving this beer a negative review, are you at all familiar with the Mai Bock style. If not than please refrain from posting. I'm not trying to be a jerk, just trying to be real about a great style of beer that is often under appreciated in todays world. This is one of my favorite styles.

The appearance is that of a wonderful deep golden yellow transluscent hue that looks delicious and clean.

The smell is very nice with a wonderful and balanced mixture of honeyed bannana specialty malts and those spicy euro hops. If you are looking for the floral and citrusy types then you need to look elsewhere as that is not what this style is about.

The taste is beautiful mix of sweet ( but never cloying ) malts that seem to blend seamlessly with the herbal, earthy and spicy qualities of the euro hops, again, very very nice. It seems to just coat youre pallette with a melange of malty / hoppy goodness and where one does not overpower the other. A truly wonderful balancing act is achieved with this brew. That is what this style is all about.

So for those of you that think this is Sierras worst seasonal, I think that you should get aquainted with the style before you make these harsh assumptions on how tame and lame this brew is. This is a wonderful addition to the few Maibocks that are being brewed these days. Keep up the good work Ken. You are truly a genius in the world of brewing.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 21:08:49 | More by hopman333
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New York

4.6/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just what I wanted on a cold winter's day. Smooth and fairly malty at first with a slightly bitter hop bite at the finish. There isn't too many Sierra Nevada offerings that I don't just absolutely love and this is right at the top just under their Bigfoot Barleywiine, Northern Hemisphere wet hop offerings and their pale ale. One word...WOW. And quite dangerous as well at over 6 percent, the drinkability could get you in trouble. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 22:16:51 | More by bobquick
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4.55/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saw this beer on tap and no one could tell me what it was. I was after an IPA but after I was offered a taste I said yes pour me one. I thought it was a pilsner European style with a nice hop bite. My hophead beer buddy was not at the bar yet so I was safe. I liked this beer right off it is delicious and drinkable. More malty than hoppy but a great balance to it. Did I say it was very drinkable. Just bought a six pack and found it to be a helles bock. I should have known that as I like that style and have had several European versions. This is the first American I have encountered and it rates right up there. It does not disappoint if you like the style. Very nice to be drinking after so many IPAs o.k. I admit I am addicted to IPAs but 'Variety Is The Spice Of Life!' Did I say it is very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2010 03:48:23 | More by glyng
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4.53/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the most drinkable beers in existence.

Poured from a bottle into a tall pint glass. Pours a deep golden color, very clear with a one finger head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Looks like golden nectar... truly a nectar of the gods who like a drinkable, yet very tasty brew.

The aromas from this brew center around what smells like a lemony hop character and pils malt sweetness, carrying a lovely pilsner character with true bock strength into the nose.

The taste is very lemony, very sweet yet not cloying or thick. Very well balanced between the strength of the malts and the traditional lager hops. A very big lager without being roasted or thick in any way.
Mouthfeel is superb, and this is perhaps the most drinkable session beer on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 22:25:17 | More by acelin
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-13-2011 02:00:13 | More by brokentee
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I agree with hopman333 on this beer. It seems hardly fair for those not familiar with the wonderful maibock style to trash it so viciously. PBR? Yeah, I love PBR in the right situation (chilled to near-freezing after cutting the grass in mid-July), but does anyone with any beer experience really believe this is anything like that? First of all, the viscosity alone belies such a conclusion -- this is a beer that envelops the mouth in loving embrace, promising spring but bracing against winter. It is the twig of a barren apple tree, the buds visible upon closer inspection. A hint of green, barely visible, in the brown dead garden of winter. March whispers around the bend to us in January, gossiping about cheeky April.

In fact, this is a wonderful example of the style and frankly it shows considerable restraint on the part of Sierra Nevada to actually "get it right." Though I am a huge fan of SN for many years, knowing their approach it might have been tempting for them to overdo it and thereby "gender bend" this delicate beer-style. Thankfully for us they did not do so, and in fact this is an homage, a tribute, to European-style brewing from the quintessential California (micro)brewery. Hurrah for this beer. They jazzed it up a bit with a touch more bitterness, as is their signature -- but they did not overdo it.

Suitable and lovely with some homemade pâté de campagne on crusty bread. Please appreciate this lovely little beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 21:30:15 | More by DaniRed
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-21-2012 08:09:37 | More by BarHop510
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

07-24-2012 02:39:12 | More by sevenshubby
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-26-2011 22:02:59 | More by rxthree
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

08-28-2012 03:46:41 | More by zbloom
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

09-07-2013 17:26:37 | More by Morgoth
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this first at the store and was afraid to try it out as I tried the summerfest last year and most summer beer offerings I've found to be a little on the light side in terms of flavor. But, this is an early to late spring beer and after reading about it on Sierra Nevada's site and saw that its BTU rating was higher than even their trademark Pale Ale, I thought I'd give it a try.

Appearance is a golden pale color looking through the side of the glass and looking straight down from the top the condensed color becomes more coppery and rich.

Aroma is almost in line with a sweet German or Czech Pils. There is a slight note of yeast fermentation, nice malt and touch of grassiness that really hits the spot.

Flavor is much like the nose, more grassy and slight yeasty notes, some hop spiciness, very well balanced with the malt body of the beer.

Mouthfeel reveals decent carbonation and it does really glide down as described.

Really wonderful beer for me, I wish I could see it extend into summer as I find it very refreshing and easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 00:01:23 | More by Hayward
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Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.