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Gordon Biersch Maibock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 162
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 24.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: AtLagerHeads on 04-27-2003

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Photo of Atlas1
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decided to give the GB Maibock a try one day when I stopped in one day during American Craft Beer Week to get the brewer's signature.

Poured a dense opaque apricot-amber color. A bit lighter orange at the base when held up to the light. It had a decent two-finger head but left no lace. The aroma was a light, thin malty scent with some very faint fruit esthers. Otherwise, there wasn't much there and it was a rather bland aroma. Taste possessed a rich caramel flavor with a spicy hop finish. Not a bad flavor, for sure. Not the best maibock I've had this season, but not the worst tasting one either. The mouthfeel had an almost creamy sensation to it, but that was quickly drowned out by a strong carbonation tang which detracted a bit from the overall tasting. Certainly not a bad beer, but probably not one I'd return to in the future. I'll likely stick with the GB Schwarzbier from now on.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.37/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color is a lovely deep honey-brown with a nice thick fine-bubbled head. Aroma is weak but pleasant and malty. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy, considering the aroma; there is a malty undertone along with a nice bitter bite. Smooth, lively, a delight to drink.

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Photo of Gavage
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden yellow / light copper in color. Short one finger head lingers a bit before becoming a surface bubble or two.

Smell: sweetness is abundant and easy to detect.

Taste: strong grainy malt base with honey, melon sweetness, and a decent bitterness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable and there is a touch of earthiness and yeast tones. All in all a sweet and flavorful offering.

Mouthfeel: smooth at the start, almost syrupy at the finish. Medium-heavy in body. Long malt sweetness and hints of alcohol glue themselves to your tongue for a lengthy aftertaste.

Drinkability: smooth and quenching even though this feels thick on the tongue. Good version of the style worth seeking out on draft.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draught at the Columbus brewpub's Maibock Tapping Party. Hazy light amber/orange color with a medium thick off-white head that lasts fairly well. Earthy malt and floral hops aroma. Medium-bodied with a fairly bitter character. Flavors of malt, grain and fruit are counterbalanced by an indistinct bitterness. The finish is fruity and still bitter. Not too bad really, just needs better balance.

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Photo of Riggo
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap in Washington, D.C., this strong springtime lager is dark gold with a creamy white head that leaves nice, web-like lacing. The nose is malty, yeasty, musty and fruity--bubblegum and a touch of lemon. The taste is somewhat fruity (orange, lemon) with a deep, full maltiness, yeastiness, and alcoholic warmth balanced with a crisp carbonation edge. I detected no hops in the flavor profile. The mouthfeel was full with perhaps a little too much carbonation for my tastes. Balance is there but drinkability suffers from a bit too heavy maltiness. A fresh-tasting and characterful brew.

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Photo of ecoboy
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

An unfiltered amber beer whose white head died quickly, but I'll blame that on the dirty glass that I got it in. (shame shame: get a dishwasher that gets lipstick off.)

Aroma is sweet and tart with not much hop presence. Flavor is fruity with definite raisin and orange notes. Finish was much cleaner than something with this much malt dominance might suggest; not syrupy like the stronger big-beer maibocks. Seemed like it would work as a session beer, and it has the taste that may send you springing for the "outdoors": porch, balcony or biergarten. Would love to have this with a cheese, bread and fruit picnic.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This spring offering is one of the heavier G. Biersch brews and it is a good one. The glass displayed a cloudy apricot colored beer that was topped by a decent white head. This beer laced extremely well. The feel was fullbodied, creamy and smooth. The nose was malty, bready and pleasant. The overall taste was malty and a bit sweet, but also reasonably balanced. The finish was quite nice and followed by a slight and sweet aftertaste.

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Gordon Biersch Maibock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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