Gordon Biersch Märzen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by Phelps:
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle into a tall shaker pint.
The bottle refers to this as an “auburn lager,” and that’s a good word for the appearance. Translucent and autumn-colored, the liquid sits below a one-finger head of filmy, sandy tan bubbles that are constantly replenished by carbonation rising from below.
Very nutty nose -- walnuts, mostly. Baked German bread and boiling malt add breadiness to a soft hint of apple and caramel.
The flavor is perfect replica of the aroma up front — nuts, baked bread, malt, apple. The swallow brings a nice flash of toasted oats that smooths everything else out.
Body’s a little thin and watery. Insubstantial on the tongue, but with silky carbonation that fizzes up just a bit. Crisp finish with just a touch of lingering bitterness.
The maerzen is probably my favorite of the standard Gordon Biersch beers. It sticks to the style while delivering decent flavor and drinkability. A go-to … if you’re at a Gordon Biersch.
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2012 05:23:19 | More by Phelps
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2.95/5 rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz bottle into SA Perfect Pint glass.
A: Pours a nutty amber color with two fingers of soft light tan head that slowly faded into a thick fuzzy film.
S: Bready malts and dry grains dominate over a hint of caramel, honey, and toast. Bread crust malts overall.
T: Bready malts follows the nose, but the beer is more syrupy and slightly metallic than expected. The finish is full of dry grains and toasted malts, and I get a hint of sugary caramel and molasses in the aftertaste. A bit synthetic and syrupy overall.
M: Medium body, splashy medium-low carbonation that isn't distracting, but a synthetically sweet and slick mouthfeel that leaves an unpleasant almost metallic tastes in my mouth. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
O: A pretty average beer. Not necessarily bad, but nothing I'd purposely drink again.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 22:40:22 | More by scottfrie
Gordon Biersch Märzen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.