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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1,266 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,266
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 27
Gots: 40 | 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:
Beer added by: adamette on 01-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 1,266 | Reviews: 876
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always like to see more pale bocks out there,its great to see Sierra Nevada widely distribute one.Poured a clear lighter to medium golden with a nice one finger white head atop,shotty broken lace was left as it settled pretty quickly.Aromas are toasty with big German malt notes,iron,and bread mainly,a passing herbal hop passes by.Toasty and grainy on the palate,subtle caramel sweetness with that passing herbal hop in the finish.Its not bad but misses some of the traits I like in a fuller pale bock,still not to bad.

Photo of JamesS
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a wonderful sparlking golden hue with some nice initial head and a bit of lacing. Nice scent, starts with a general lager aroma, but has nice hints of flowers in it. Good taste, starts with a slightly skunky macro lager, but goes into a wonderful slightly fruity/butterscotch tone at the end, with just a hint of bitterness. Goes down quite smooth.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a single of this at the COOP today... poured into my Delirium goblet.

3/4" white head looks like meringue... The brew is a polished light golden... no real lacing, but the cap sticks around.

Nose is pure clean and malty... not alot else and there shouldn't be.

Bready pale malts with just hints of spicy hops... very clean ... just enough bitterness to balance nicely... perfect body for the style with a low carbonation.

Really... this is just a well made maibock... pretty damn good and very drinkable.


Photo of Avagadro
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: golden in color with a white head. Not much lacing, but it is very clear.

S: the bouquet is dominated by bread and honey, with a touch of hops to finish things.

T: very bready, with a hint of honey that is quickly lost in the hoppy finish.

M: medium body with a slight stickiness. Carbonation is minimal.

D: another great beer from one of the best. SN captures the essence of the style, while imparting some of its own originality. It's sad to see a beer as good as the ESB to be replaced, but at least it was for something good.

Photo of steadydose
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Haven't seen this one before, and thought it would be nice to have some easier drinking beers in my fridge...

Poured this one into my pint glass. Glissade is crystal clear with a deep golden color. Lots of carbonation result in a frothy white cap that recedes fairly quickly. The aroma is clean with a mild hint of honey and toasted grains. Taste follows the nose and is rather clean, with a touch of sweetness that is followed by a little spice, balanced with bitterness from the hops. This beer has a nice mouthfeel, smooth with a soft carbonation. Although not a true session beer at 6.4 %, I could drink a few of these on any occasion.

Photo of Suteki
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Okay, new member, new beer, first reviewer of this beer, and my first review. Let's give it a try.

Poured from bottle, to a glass.

Appearance: Pours a mild orange, with a finger head that is a polished foamy white. Retention is decent and becomes a bit scattered as it eventually goes down to a skim. Body is barely hazy with perfect carbonation; the bubbles just keep floating up.

Smell: Smell is great, I'm a bit new to this so I will attempt to describe what I am smelling. There is a nice hoppy smell that seems very fresh, and trickles off with a perfect bitterness. There is at least one other ingredient to this interesting smell but I unfortunately can not place it.

Taste: Bitterness comes through a little bit more here, but it seems to go back and forth between bitter, sweet, and a dash of spice. Never overpowering, this beer seems to keep it's mildness in check.

Mouthfeel: A nice stickyness from the hops, carbonation is spot on with the creamyness. My mouth approves.

Drinkability: Pretty good, however it is a bit more potent than you're average beer with a 6.4% ABV. However since the beer does a great job of keeping its mildness in check, you would expect it to be lower. I could drink a couple of these fine, however I could see the second one creeping up on people.

Bottom Line: Great new beer by Sierra Nevada. As I'm currently living in Chico, CA. Home of Sierra Nevada. I feel some pride in how intuitive this Brewer continues to be. They reach out for new tastes instead of sticking with the same old, same old. Great Beer effort indeed.

Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,266 ratings.