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Gordon Biersch Maibock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch MaibockGordon Biersch Maibock

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BA SCORE
80
good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 04-17-2006)
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2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

4/30/2012

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. 

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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.

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3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gordon Biersch Maibock has a thick, cream-colored head and a clear, amber appearance, with lots of lacing and streaming bubbles. The aroma is faint, but one can pick up sweet, medium-roasted malts and a little bit of grain husk. Taste is sweet malt, some syrup, brown bread, a touch of hop bitterness, and alcohol is present across the sip.The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Gordon Biersch Maibock finishes crisp and fairly easy drinking. Overall, this is a very good beer.

RJT

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft into my Gordon Biersch stein in San Diego. About one finger of head once I got it. Color was basically orange with lots of carbonated bubbles. White even lacing on the top. Minimal film on the sides.

Smelled some skunky notes up front. Initially reminded me of a pilsner. Then got caramel malts, sweet malts, dark fruit and the dreaded corn malts.

Tasted true to the Gordon Biersch style. Lots of flavors on the tongue. It reminded me a bit of the pale ale that I recently had here in San Diego. Caramel malts seemed to lead the way. Very malty. Also got some light citrus notes on the back end.

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Above average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.

Enjoyed this beer, which is something since it’s a Gordon Biersch beer. Good beer for the season.

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Gordon Biersch Maibock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
80 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.