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Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
76
okay

287 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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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bmjivi221, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +13%
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.

TheSixthRing, Sep 15, 2013
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deapokid, Aug 17, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +25%
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.

HBresler, Aug 10, 2013
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Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
76 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.