Gordon Biersch Märzen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by Thur123:
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a copper color with a thin layer of head that fades slowly, leaving very little lacing as I drink this beer. The smell is multigrain bread and a slightly sugary sweetness. Very malty with a slightly grassy hop edge.
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The flavor is rich and bready with a sweetness that reminds me of butterscotch. The finish has a small hop flavor in it that's very similar to a pilsner, and seeing as they're both lagers this makes sense. Overall this beer surprised me, I admit to having reservations about Gordon Biersch based on their being like Taco Mac and other chains, but this is a good and decent Marzen, and well worth the dollar a bottle price.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2010 22:06:12 | More by Thur123
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3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap, at the Gordon Biersch bar, in the San Jose Airport (very close to the brewery).
Appearance - Nice copper color. Surprising clarity. Minimal head. Minimal lacing.
Smell - Slightly sweet. Slightly herbal. Not a big nose on this beer.
Taste - Sweet malt flavor. A touch of peppercorns. Slight citrus note. The hops do produce a bit of a bite. Nice malt/hop balance.
Mouth - Slightly spicy. Subtle carbonation. Not bad.
Overall - A nice, unassuming beer. Your American Adjunct Lager drinking buddies should have no issues with this beer. Ultimately, however, this lager is little lacking in character.
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2014 00:48:51 | More by T100Mark
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pilsner glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep amber color with a head consisting of one finger of just off white foam. The head has a moderate retention, fading over time to leave some streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a caramel and toffee like sweetness mixed with some lightly toasted malt and bready smells. Along with these aromas are some other light smells of a grassy and herbal nature, adding a slight hop dimension to the overall sweet and lightly roasted smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet and doughty flavor, with the sweet being mainly of a caramel nature. The sweet caramel is joined by some more buttery flavors producing a toffee like flavor on the tongue. At the same time, some roasted flavors come to the tongue as well as a little bit of a lighter fruit flavor of apple and pear as well a very mild spice flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg. Toward the end, a very light hay and grassy flavor join the tongue, leaving one with a rather sweet and malty, lightly spiced, Oktoberfest style flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The moderate body is rather nice for the sweeter flavors of the brew; keeping it rather easy drinking, while the slightly lower carbonation keeps it heavier then it really is and matches well the bready and lightly spiced flavors of the brew, allowing them to be fully sensed.
Overall – A fairly sweet and malty brew at only 5.7 % abv with a nice easy drinking feel. A very enjoyable, year round Marzen style beer.
Serving type: on-tap
12-27-2013 02:26:33 | More by Darkmagus82
Gordon Biersch Märzen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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