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Gordon Biersch Maibock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch MaibockGordon Biersch Maibock

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 04-17-2006)
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4.16/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very surprising beer for a chain microbrewery!

Copper color with nice head and very flavor fortified beer, balanced strong malt character with sweetness, low hop balance.

Roasted malt and sweet caramel up front, background spices cinnamon, anise, raisons. Very minor hop feel, just enough to know they are there. Warming balanced well with the sweet strong body of this beer.

I really enjoyed this one!

FlatRabbitRed, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of midnitesun11
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

midnitesun11, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Served in a tall glass. Copper with good lacing.

Smell: Malt liquor...not an unpleasant smell actually Caramel sweetness.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely malty, maybe a bit too much like malt liquor. It could definitely use some more balance. Mouthfeel is clean but too flat in the finish.

Overall Drinkability: I was a bit disappointed in this. I feel like they froze a decent lager and then melted it in order to concentrate the alcohol ala an eisbock. This was a slight miss, but I would drink it again.

tjsdomer2, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -13.5%

dertyd, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

nitter, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of PhatBatt
4/5  rDev +15.3%

PhatBatt, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a half finger of head on a dark amber colored body.
The aroma has a faint grain smell.
The taste is nice and rich with roasted and caramel malt, it finishes with a mild bitterness.
the texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's lacking in the appearance and smell but the taste is pretty good.

Fatehunter, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Noxious26
2.3/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12 oz brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a miscellaneous large glass at our rental condo inTurtle Bay, North Shore, Oahu. Purchased at the north shore Foodland, in a variety 12 pack.

Red-brown amber and clear. Off-white head is 3/8th inch on the pour but quickly disappears.

Aroma is lots of malt. Woody, caramel, nutty and honey with hints of spicy and herbal hops.

Nutty and woody sweet malt. Almost cloying. Not far off from syrup. Finish has a hint of pecan nuttiness, but it's largely herbal and floral hops.

Medium bodied but oily.

Cloyingly sweet at the start and finishes mildly hopp. Pretty boring and nothing near as good as past examples of the style I've had.

Noxious26, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of iemailjack
2.5/5  rDev -28%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of CoryJHarber
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

CoryJHarber, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - dark amber with a half of an inch of off-white, thick, dense, head that has great retention

S - caramel, apples, sweet

T - caramel, apples, faint hops, some sugar

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth

The caramel and baked apple notes dominated this one. There are some faint hops for balance, but overall, it's sweet, fruity, and sticky. I'll pass in the future.

tdm168, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

ssjkyle, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of MathNut
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

mtrain237, Jul 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Beermazter310, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of Hardcore
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Hardcore, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Shineonsolar
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Shineonsolar, Jun 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

hogrider, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Chrisdslap
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Chrisdslap, May 14, 2012
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Irrationalist, May 12, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


Draft at Gordon Biersch San Diego.

A: Dark orange and slightly hazy with a fast fading white head.

S: A little plum and orange with toasted bread and biscuity notes. Seems pretty estery for a Maibock. 

T: Bread blends with biscuit and toasted notes. There's a light citrus presence that brings to mind orange flesh. The beer has a light sugary quality to the sweetness. There's a touch of spiciness in the finish.

M: Medium body with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft.

Overall: Comes across as messy. Too much yeast driven fruitiness for the style. 

HopHead84, May 04, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #158
Served On: 04/25/2012
Glassware: Tumbler Pint
Labeled ABV: 7.3%
Date/ Code: 2/01/12

This was in the 2012 spring mixed 12 pack from Evergreen Liquors in Frederick ($14.99).

Look: Out of the bottle was a super clear copper with a thin coating of sandy colored foam. A stray carbonation bubble would randomly appear.

Smell: Sweet malts with a hint of spice in the nose. The lager quality shined through with some biscuit notes. The 7.3% ABV was noticeable.

Taste: First off there was a bittersweet malt. Then a warm spice completely coated the mouth. The finish was a tangy bitterness with a sticky biscuit note that slowly formed the aftertaste. An alcohol warmth was present throughout.

This was a fairly nice Maibock that certainly held up to the style nicely. The higher ABV was noticeable, but I find that to be nice in spring offerings. Not bad.

CraftBeerTastic, Apr 25, 2012
Gordon Biersch Maibock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.