Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 319 | Reviews: 124 | Display Reviews Only:
2.83/5 rDev -21.8%
Poured a massive head due to overcarbonation. Cloudy orange in color.
Over ripened banana dominates the nose. Some pear aromas tucked in their as well.
Tastes like it smells; lots of ripe banana upfront that leads into some twangy pear. Suprised that there are no clovey flavors present. Finishes with a lot of tartness. Really one-dimensional.
Decent mouthfeel very creamy and smooth. Fairly drinkable. I rather drink something else though.
06-22-2007 03:42:54 | More by bosco7
2.95/5 rDev -18.5%
Pours a cloudy, golden straw color. Fluffy white foamy head that holds for some time. No lacing.
Smells of banana, and citrus. Hints of sweetness. But overall, weak.
Tastes of banana and a little fruity. Some sweet bubble-gum notes. Hints of a traditional German Hefe, but again, weak.
Mouthfeel is creamy upfront, smooth, with some carbonation in the finish. However, it is too watery, and thin.
OK, but not the best example of this style.
02-26-2011 16:57:40 | More by fsimcox
2.98/5 rDev -17.7%
Just experienced the GB Hefeweizen, which, oddly enough, is currently being advertised as the perfect beer for summer, and available in July...it's February. Go figure.
The beer was presented in a glass that in itself was a work of art. A nice head gave way to an even nicer color, which was a hazy, rich, golden yellow - straw-colored with orange to amber undertones. The visual was nicely offset with a mellow banana-clove bouquet - a nice treat for the olfactory.
However, the mouth feel was much lighter than I expected - nice for a brunch, maybe with a nice, light omelet (seafood or chicken, for example), but overall, I missed the slight "chewy" taste and body that accompanies most Hefes.
Sadly, the aftertaste was virtually nonexistent. I kept waiting for a nice little bite - that sweet balance between fizz and flavor resulting from good conditioning - but the more I drank of this light-bodied brew, the more it took on the characteristics of a somewhat flat soda.
All in all an "OK" brew, but doesn't stand up to the all the GB hype - or their signature garlic fries, for that matter.
03-01-2004 02:02:33 | More by TheLiterati
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 319 ratings.