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Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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76
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270 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 270
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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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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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-23-2013 19:30:13 | More by jaydoc
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AZYescas

Arizona

2/5  rDev -39.9%

11-22-2013 00:33:51 | More by AZYescas
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wking

California

2.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't attest for the sight of this beer since I am drinking it out of the bottle next to a fire, but if its anything like the rest of the beer I imagine it being quite average.
Again drinking from a bottle doesn't do smell justice either, up front there were some lemon notes mixed with some bready caramel. Maybe a bit of alcohol.
It taste...ok. A touch spicy, mainly sweet. The malt is prevalent in this brew, although the citrus lets its presence know right away. I have to say finishing this beer there was an isopropyl taste during the last few drinks. Not a real great after taste.
Overall I would only recommend this beer to someone who likes trying different bock style beers. It did come in a variety 12 pack so I'm hoping there is some gold left in it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 08:58:39 | More by wking
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Booner818

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-17-2013 07:12:33 | More by Booner818
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Gusmotel

Singapore

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-11-2013 11:35:09 | More by Gusmotel
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-01-2013 01:29:50 | More by brandonld23
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myuncle

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

10-14-2013 10:17:50 | More by myuncle
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 09:42:20 | More by hopkrid
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flyingPharmacist

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-09-2013 22:22:04 | More by flyingPharmacist
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

09-21-2013 22:58:42 | More by bmjivi221
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TheSixthRing

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear golden orange with an off-white finger width head. Good retention, gives way to a broken layer of suds across he surface. Very little in the way of lacing.

Smell - A strong bready aroma and lesser caramel intertwined with prominent notes of freshly cut grass.

Taste - A noticeable undercurrent of grassy, floral hop bitterness gives depth and balance to this brew rich with caramel and bready malts. The hops do well, peaking mid-taste, but don't quite have the punch to overtake the stronger malt qualities. The finish is sweet, with lingering caramel and hints of honey.

Mouthfeel - Certainly heavy-bodied as far as lagers go. Carbonation is moderate, but still delivers a solid crispness and bite to the lips.

Overall - If there's one thing Gordon-Biersch does well, it's lagers. This one is no exception. A clean, fairly crisp and well-balanced maibock with nice character. A fine example of a style that's not so common in the U.S.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 04:14:50 | More by TheSixthRing
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-12-2013 13:03:57 | More by Proclarush
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klesniew

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

08-18-2013 00:27:42 | More by klesniew
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

08-17-2013 14:28:09 | More by deapokid
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HBresler

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-blonde/light amber, crystal clear, two cm white head that stands in the glass
S-bready, malty, slight sulphur (ok, it's a lager - might improve with longer lathering)
T-clean, malty, very much to Helles Bock style, just the right hop balance to have a clean finish without really noticing the hops.
M-medium to full body, appropriate for style
O-a fine example of the Helles Bock style; in BJCP terms, it would score in high 30's to low 40's.

GB allows its brewers to perform.It is apparent from the reviews here that some excel and some don't. This GB brewer (Cheektowaga, NY) got it right.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2013 01:20:29 | More by HBresler
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MidloRapid

Virginia

4/5  rDev +20.1%

08-09-2013 21:13:28 | More by MidloRapid
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scot959

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-04-2013 05:20:59 | More by scot959
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

08-01-2013 18:42:12 | More by harpus
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.9%

08-01-2013 15:14:11 | More by Cynic-ale
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betterbitter

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-31-2013 17:17:09 | More by betterbitter
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HSGB1316

California

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-28-2013 17:35:45 | More by HSGB1316
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-26-2013 01:24:36 | More by Hellpop65
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-13-2013 03:04:10 | More by BeerOps
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Zbeetleman

California

2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

07-08-2013 04:01:21 | More by Zbeetleman
Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.