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Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Blonde BockGordon Biersch Blonde Bock

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BA SCORE
76
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272 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
23 IBU

(Beer added by: aquatonex on 11-10-2006)
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Reviews by TheMarkE:
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TheMarkE

California

3.46/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Gold/copper with a decent sized but quickly disappearing head. Noticeable carbonation.

Smell: Bready malts, grass, caramel.

Taste: Caramel, honey, grass, and a hint of floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied and creamy. Not much of an aftertaste.

The Verdict: Good beer. A solid, well balanced bock offering. Nothing out of the ordinary maybe, but exactly what it’s supposed to be. You really can’t ask for more than that.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 21:33:01 | More by TheMarkE
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a longneck into a shaker. A moderate pour produces a billowing 1.5 inch frothy, white head that dissipates into a continuous sheen that sticks around pretty well. The beer is a pale copper color ("strawberry blonde"), crystal clear, and with light carbonation.

A very delicate floral hop aroma is apparent, along with a little DMS. The flavor could be described as snappy, with a decent hit of spice and some citrus to balance out the grain or cracker-like malt base. The body/mouthfeel is very moderate, with some lingering frothiness. A little bit of alcohol warming is apparent, to accentuate the spice and herbal notes.

The beer goes down easy and is just light enough to make it a bit dangerous as a session beer. It strikes me as an excellent example of a light bodied beer with some complex flavors and an alcohol bite, which is just what you want in a bock.

According to the brewery's website, I should not be able to buy this beer within a hundred miles of where I live, but I actually bought a six pack at Front Street Market in Butte, Montana. It was 7-something a six pack on sale.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 23:31:22 | More by archyquaffer
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HCGS89

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-29-2014 22:04:08 | More by HCGS89
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-18-2014 02:42:56 | More by wrightst
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scripna

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-10-2014 00:57:56 | More by scripna
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Beernoobie

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-07-2014 05:38:27 | More by Beernoobie
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades quite fast to leave only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and bready with lots of sweet caramel smells. Some lighter hop aromas, of a grassy and citrus nature, are mixed with these subduing the sweetness ever so slightly.

Taste – The taste begins with a moderate doughy taste mixed with lots of sweeter flavors. The sweet is a mix of fruit, caramel and honey with the caramel being the dominate taste but complemented well by some apple and pear. As the taste moves on, some hop hits the tongue with a bit of a grassy and citrus hop coming along. All the while, the doughy flavors dwindle a bit while the sweet flavors get slightly stronger. With a decent, but not obnoxious, alcohol taste coming to the tongue at the end, a rather nice sweet and lightly hopped warming taste is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker body and lower carbonation help create that creamy feel which is quite nice for the sweet, light hop and light booze flavors of the brew.

Overall –A bit sweeter and less malty then I was anticipating, but very pleasant none the less. A nice brew for the price.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 04:26:39 | More by Darkmagus82
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Tquila4u


4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

06-25-2014 02:56:46 | More by Tquila4u
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avwrite

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-16-2014 20:45:43 | More by avwrite
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bighandsjohn

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

06-09-2014 04:52:21 | More by bighandsjohn
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-08-2014 01:58:34 | More by Gregwa
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RHVC59

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-30-2014 21:15:56 | More by RHVC59
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wieshefe17

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-22-2014 04:15:29 | More by wieshefe17
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samtrillo

California

2.76/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Hazy orange gold. Expertly performs a disappearing head trick. Lots of bubbles rising to the top.

S - Sweet bread with a bit of caramel and grassiness.

T - Somewhat sweet bread to start, end and aftertaste was pretty unpleasant sour. Tasted 'old', I don't know how to put it. Another reviewer said astringent.

M - Loads of carbonation is fun but the aftertaste lingers too long and it is an unpleasant one.

O - Not really my thing, and there are other beers in this category that can do it more justice.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 05:20:25 | More by samtrillo
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-03-2014 00:25:03 | More by jrohrbacher
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-18-2014 02:34:14 | More by SocalKicks
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-14-2014 21:13:32 | More by lzepplin01
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-10-2014 04:09:18 | More by random846
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-18-2014 02:17:55 | More by Lukebell15
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DOCRW

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-07-2014 23:18:09 | More by DOCRW
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ksaxon

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-22-2014 23:20:59 | More by ksaxon
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tylerthetiger

Alabama

1/5  rDev -70%

02-16-2014 01:54:51 | More by tylerthetiger
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acdcsmith22

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-03-2014 01:51:57 | More by acdcsmith22
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-22-2014 02:23:19 | More by kvgomps
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-11-2014 02:03:53 | More by LXIXME
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Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.