Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 277 | Reviews: 167 | Display Reviews Only:
3.46/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
12-02-2013 21:33:01 | More by TheMarkE
2.94/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
11-19-2013 08:58:39 | More by wking
3.75/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
09-15-2013 04:14:50 | More by TheSixthRing
4.15/5 rDev +24.6%
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.
08-10-2013 01:20:29 | More by HBresler
Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.