Gordon Biersch Winter Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by BlindPig:
3.2/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A- About a 2-3" dark tan head on a dark brown ruby body.
S- Big sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, nice strong wheat aroma, grassy hops, some toffee, and touch of alcohol.
T- Sweet caramel and toffee malt body. Chocolate flavor comes through nicely. A lot of dark esters and wheat flavor. Banana comes through a bit also. Grass hops leave a light bitterness on tip of tongue. Pretty much all of the flavors stick around for the aftertaste with just a hint of warming (barley none) from the alcohol.
M- Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.
D- It is a decent Weizenbock but nothing to go crazy about. There are a lot better out there but it still is a decent beer.
Serving type: growler
12-17-2007 05:00:18 | More by BlindPig
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this back in early December in San Diego, and didn't take notes. The thing I remember most is that it tasted very similar to Sam Adam's Winter Lager to me, with a slightly fuller body. Overall, very good taste and mouthfeel. Very enjoyable for an everyday doppelbock.
Serving type: on-tap
02-18-2014 03:05:55 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
On tap at the DC location near the Verizon Center. Pours a dark brown with plenty of light showing through and a small brownish white head. Aroma of some light roast and molasses sweetness but not much else. Flavor follows with watery sweet malts, a hint of roast, some dirty lager finish, then leaving some surprising sweet citrus on the palate. Light to medium bodied, not super crisp but goes down easy enough with adequate carbonation. Overall not exciting but not terrible.
Serving type: on-tap
12-28-2013 20:42:06 | More by BMMillsy
3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a dimple mug
Appearance- The beer is served a deep mahogany color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a nice caramel and toffee smell infused with aromas of toasted malt and some bready smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt taste along with some flavors of caramel and toffee. The caramel becomes more buttery in nature as the flavor advances further taking on a more toffee like nature. Along with the toffee so to comes some flavors of darker fruits. The fruits are mainly of raisin and fig, but have a little bit of an apple flavor mixed within. Toward the end the roasted flavors of the brew increase along with a very light spice flavor coming to the tongue, in the end leaving a nice blend of roasted and sweet malt y flavors to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and creamier body are fantastic for the malty, roasted and sweeter flavors of the brew, allowing all the nice malty and sweet flavors to soak into the tongue.
Overall – A very enjoyable doppelbock with tons and nice smooth flavors but yet maintaining a nice easy drinking feel.
Serving type: on-tap
12-25-2013 03:01:11 | More by Darkmagus82
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Dark copper with a decent head and noticeable carbonation.
Smell: Caramel, bread, and spice.
Taste: Roasted caramel, brown sugar and thick bready malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy, slightly bitter aftertaste.
The Verdict: Not bad. A decent representative of the style, it’s fairly tasty and goes down smooth. Nothing to make it stand out, but nothing to complain about.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 21:41:33 | More by TheMarkE
Gordon Biersch Winter Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.