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Gordon Biersch Winter Bock - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Winter BockGordon Biersch Winter Bock

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BA SCORE
83
good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 11-28-2006)
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pathead

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

01-02-2013 21:27:04 | More by pathead
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drt72

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-01-2013 13:08:55 | More by drt72
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2012 20:11:01 | More by pirmannt1
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tbeq00

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

12-19-2012 18:17:33 | More by tbeq00
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Fossilhunter

California

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-18-2012 04:41:03 | More by Fossilhunter
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i have a confession to make. i am friends with the brewer at one location, and i got to try this before is was released to the public. it was about two weeks away from general tapping, but the beer was more than ready in the horizontal lagering tank in the cold room. he poured me a mug, and i had to drink it. the beer was sensational straight up. he was worried about the abv, and about the hops in the finish, thought a few more weeks would make it more acceptable to the masses, but i am not the masses. it was creamy and rich brown sugar in color, with a two inch khaki colored head that did not recede at all. the smell was cara-munich and cara-red malts, which affect the color as well as the nose, giving it a sweet doughnutty aroma. flavor is true to that at first, but a surprising hop kick comes in with a little wintery spice mix in the finish to crisp it up. this is what any winter lager should taste like. i hate to give this much props to a chain, but this is a brilliant holiday offering, better than most craft stuff on the market. the freshness of the hops might have made this for me, sort of english barleywiney in ways, but german malty. its special, and i hope its just as good in other mediums, but somehow i am doubting that it could be. for now though, suffice it to say that tis beer is a wonderful thing. heavy and light at the same time in feel, with a full body, sticky like honey, but like a memory foam pillow in the finish, in the sense that it fits your shape and rlaxes you slowly. this beer was top notch, and i wish that everyone could try it as i did tonight.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 05:14:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

12-12-2012 23:40:39 | More by Dave_Treat
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-09-2012 02:31:25 | More by Sludgeman
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-01-2012 21:12:51 | More by grubefresh
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-28-2012 07:19:55 | More by Hardcore
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-24-2012 00:58:12 | More by jeanphony
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-19-2012 00:47:14 | More by SocalKicks
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sbanacho

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

11-10-2012 00:29:01 | More by sbanacho
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-07-2012 03:44:17 | More by t0rin0
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

08-25-2012 21:07:07 | More by beerpadawan
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Phelps

Arizona

3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark cranberry-purple, almost perfectly clear and topped with one finger of creamy tan foam. The bubbles recede pretty quickly, becoming a thin and silky top layer.

Smooth, sweet, bready aroma. A little cooking wort, some caramel, baking bread, the lightest touch of grape.

A nice hit of caramel in the flavor, met with sweet honey buns and another very subtle hint of dark fruits. Fairly bitter, roasty finish.

High carbonation breaks the brew into just a bit of fizz. Body is just a shade under medium, and alcohol is pretty much unnoticeable.

The flavor’s decent — nice bits of caramel and bread. Finishes clean and keeps the brew drinkable. As doppelbocks go, it’s not as intense as I’m used to or prefer, but I might pick this up occasionally were I at the brewpub in wintertime.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 04:49:22 | More by Phelps
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Shineonsolar


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-23-2012 23:37:32 | More by Shineonsolar
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

04-21-2012 18:38:10 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-29-2012 01:03:36 | More by gleemonger
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Sailracer


2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

03-23-2012 23:14:19 | More by Sailracer
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-17-2012 18:49:41 | More by sansho
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in Maui in a mixed winter 12 pack was very impressed with the rich malty flavours that came out in this beer. The balance is good with the sweetness being balanced with a dryish finish. I also thought the mouthfeel was just right and looked forward to a second bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:07:50 | More by canucklehead
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-03-2012 22:14:04 | More by Hanzo
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stover4


4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I live in California and Gordon Biersch is truly a quality restaurant and brewery.

Few chain brewery can brew this type of beer. Now I've not had any beer from the ones out side of California, but the ones I have had beer from are excellent.

Gordon Biersch is one of the only places in the states, in my opinion, that make a true German style Bock and Doppelbock beer. Only served in the Winter time as a seasonal beer, their Winter Bock is a beer of hearty goodness, easily bringing home very high marks in my book.

The bottle is good, but the tap version at the brewery is even better.

If you're in San Diego, the one in mission valley has and excellent brewer by the name of Doug Hasker. Give him your regards as you sample his fine craft.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2012 08:06:41 | More by stover4
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socon67

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours light brown with a slight tan foam.

S - Scent so fsweet malt, brown sugar, and some heavy malts.

T - Tastes robust, caramel and chocolate malt is present, and sweet. Very tasty.

M - Syrupy thick, coates the tongue, and lingers on the palate.

O - Glad I found this on tap at the GB restaurant at Raleigh Durham airport. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2012 23:53:06 | More by socon67
Gordon Biersch Winter Bock from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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