Gordon Biersch Pilsner - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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1.78/5 rDev -45.4%
I did not like this pilsener. It looked really good, clear gold pour witha frothy white head and solid lacing. It smelled awful, like b.o. The taste was not much better. Very sour, again like a dirty sweat sock. Someone said metallic-tasting, which is close. I just could not get over the smell.
12-08-2008 23:55:54 | More by magictrokini
2.83/5 rDev -13.2%
Gold color, minimal head. Muted aroma, light biscuit nothingness.
Light body, touches of diacetyl, super mild hopping. Carbonation through the roof.
At almost $8 a 6 pack, I don't know why anyone would buy this, many better options. The beer isn't terrible, but it is expensive for what it is.
07-20-2011 23:41:01 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.58/5 rDev +9.8%
Appearance: Filtered golden straw color fluffy bright white head leaves fine even lacing all around my pilsner glass. Aroma: Biscuit pale malts slight grassy hop bursts not bad at all, good combonation of scents here with the Saaz becoming very noticeable. Taste: European hops dominate the palate in a good way, low sweetness finishes very crisp with a slight driness with a grainy finish and lasting hop flavor that seduces the palate, nice well done solid all around pils. Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied very refreshing evenly carbonated each sip produces the aahh that's refreshing sound. Drinkability: Easy to consume glad a picked up a sixer of this brew.
12-09-2004 22:51:46 | More by WVbeergeek
2.55/5 rDev -21.8%
Had on tap at the Miami brewpub. The trainer was serving me and said its more of a Czech pilsner. Of course reasonable people may disagree. Neutral aroma. A bit more cloudy yellow than a plane lager, and had some white head, left some lace. Some saaz hops, and an off-bitterness.On the thinner side.
02-20-2009 20:21:56 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev +12.9%
so im at this sweet ass steakhouse about to get my grub on, they have like over 300 wines so im hyped they might have some decent beer...naw. this was the only non macro beer they had, owell. this pours out a nice clear golden with a decent fluffy white head. not bad. light on the nose with hints of grain and hops. in the mouth its clean and crisp, refreshing. good all around flavor, slight grain with a little malt sweetness, lightly spicey hops. balanced. a good solid pilsner, better than i thought it would be, thumbs up.
04-14-2004 19:24:36 | More by DESTRO
3.95/5 rDev +21.2%
Had this at the CO Springs airport, this was a bit pricey, $6 for a .5L, try it elsewhere if you can
Poured gold & efferevescent wit a tight 1" white head. Good lacing & pretty fair head retention
S: Floral hops, maltyness & a hint of grainyness
T: Sweet malt quickly gives way to floral hops & grainyness. Slight grassyness emerges as it warms, along with a kittle soapyness. Finishes crisp, hoppy & a little sweet
MF: Medium bodied, maybe a little too overcarbonated, but not prickly, the balance is a bit all over the place. Couldn't pin down if this was a hoppy pils or a malty pils!
09-29-2006 04:09:29 | More by russpowell
3.85/5 rDev +18.1%
Clear golden color with a white head.
Typical pilsner aroma. Pungent hops dominate the nose.
Nice crisp hop bite. Good pale malt flavor for support. Some astringency. Like many lagers, it tastes better closer to 45 degrees and starts to show some off-flavors as it warms to 50 or above.
Mouthfeel is good, but just a bit thin.
Some lingering bitterness at the finish, but this is an easy-going beer.
Overall, this is a good lager with a nice pilsner hop bite.
04-12-2003 18:25:28 | More by PhantomVodoo
3.75/5 rDev +15%
Pours a golden color with mininal white head, some action, and a bit of suspended sediment.
Some barley grain aroma with the grassy aroma of the hops used.
Has more of a weed/grass hop flavor and a blended barley grain taste.
Light to medium bodied, slightly buttery and some resinous feel, and a crisp comfortable carbonation.
The almost medium bodied blended hops and barley grain taste will probably suite this more as a session starter or an inline session beer.
02-25-2009 02:45:54 | More by Troyone
3.68/5 rDev +12.9%
Tasting notes from visit to Colorado Springs 4/25/2008:
Look: Thin head, golden, crystal clear
Smell: vinous, noble hops, pilsner malt
Taste: weird waxy flavor gives way to dry malt/hop tang. Is it wood-aged?
General Impression: good beer with a distinct infusion that makes it interesting
06-08-2008 17:13:40 | More by EagleTalon
4.03/5 rDev +23.6%
Pours out to a yellowish straw color with a decently foamy head that subsides after a while. The smell is of hops and a bit metallic, but at first taste, the beer shines through. Very crisp, and the hops finish off rather nicely. This is a very balanced beer, with just the right amount of hops for the alcohol content. The mouthfeel is excellent too. It's not too heavy, and there's just that right amount of carbonation. It doesn't go down like a soft drink like so many other lighter beers. This boils down to one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had. I will definitely go for some more next time.
07-27-2006 11:26:26 | More by Boneheadmx
3.28/5 rDev +0.6%
This was a rather odd selection for me, in that I had never heard of it and really did not know what to expect going in. Poured decent pale golden amber with a nice white foamy head on top and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. A touch of side glass lace was present, but nothing to write home about. The smell was light, full of grain with a touch of rice or corn. Seemed to come off a bit muted to be honest. The flavor again was decent, but it too seemed to be a bit muted, like it was missing something. Lots of malt tones and a decent backbone of a bread like nature. Some small bettering hops could be detected in the finish as well as a bit of a light fruitiness. Very nice carbonation and a very light body made this about as drinkable as water. Overall it was not terrible by any means. A bit of an average pilsner for me, enough there though to get me curious about some of the other offerings the brewery may offer. May have to check them out sometime in the future if I get a chance to go out that way. But a good call, better then a macro for sure.
11-02-2007 00:04:09 | More by mikesgroove
3.65/5 rDev +12%
Pours a deep slightly darker golden color that is crystal clear. There was a decent foamy head, however it disappeared rather quickly. Not a lot of lace on the glass at all. Smells slightly herbal, with no other outstanding notes. Good amount of sweet pale malt, followed by a fair amount of herbal hops. Very dry finish. Tastes a bit grainy. High carbonation and the light body go well together, making this a pretty drinkable beer. Overall, not bad I wanted it to be a bit cleaner and crisper, but this was not bad.
07-17-2004 03:11:13 | More by Bierguy5
3.83/5 rDev +17.5%
Aroma - A very mild malt sweetness. Quite prominent DMS. Some spice notes from the noble hops. I'm a bit sensitive to DMS, so this beer's aroma isn't very pleasant for me.
Appearance - Very clear straw color. Poured a 1/2 finger width head, but quickly dissipated into just a small ring around the edge. No sign of the large head associated is pilsners. The visible carbonation is very low.
Taste - Grainy pilsner malt. The hop flavor and bitterness is noticeable all the way through, but it does not overwhelm the flavor of the malt. Again there is some noticeable DMS in the flavor of the beer, but nothing inappropriate for the style. Very clean finish. Almost no lingering flavors, or bitterness. No diacetyl.
Mouthfeel - Light body with medium level of carbonation. No perceived alcohol. Some perceived bitterness. Somewhat dry.
Overall Impression - I'm still trying to develop my palate for lagers, but this is a very solid German Pils. There is enough hop to distinguish itself from it's American counterpart; a pleasant surprise for me. This beer is nicely balanced overall, and is an extremely drinkable beer.
08-20-2008 06:38:25 | More by Hullabaloo2
3.75/5 rDev +15%
This American version of a Pilsener seems more German than Czech in style and comes in a 12fl.oz. brown longneck bottle. The newly fashioned label features their GB (icon like, trade mark) logo on the front and neck, with a "bottled on" date on the back label.
Poured moderately aggressive into my Sam Adams BL taster glass reveals a pristene golden lager with 3/4" of fluffy white, short-lasting head. Good carbonation on the pour settles down quickly leaving some nice lace initially, but none towards the finish.
The smell is of sweet doughy malt with a strong grassy hop in it's midst. A very light wiff of alcohol rears as it warms. Much like it smells comes the taste...medium body with a sweet doughy malt that's quite tasty. The sweetness bows down to a crisp slap of the hops...bitter and balanced with a clean, fresh finish.
An easy drinking pils that's rather well suited to this warm (70 degree F) winter day...worth a try.
12-06-2006 22:51:23 | More by scottoale
3.18/5 rDev -2.5%
Another draft in San Francisco location. Pale yellow-orangish color, better head than expected. More hops than I thought I was going to get. Pretty good refreshing, crisp finish. Also had a touch of flat, staleness to it, but not as bad as the Marzen. I know the Marzen is stored longer, and a different style, but there was something wrong with it. A good beer to guzzle with food.
06-04-2002 15:37:20 | More by StevieW
3.5/5 rDev +7.4%
The prototypical pour, a perspicuous golden yellow, the head modest in size, bright white in color, the texture frothy, with the residual lace very thin sheets that cover the glass. The nose matter-of-course malt dominated, citrus crisp, fresh and clean. Start malt, lightly sweet, top skinny in feel, the finish is strikingly acidic, pertinent in its hop spicy bite, the aftertaste very dry and long lasting. One of the few Pilsners, I feel I could drink on a regular basis, Great no, but makes a fine everyday beer.
01-14-2003 15:34:18 | More by Gusler
3.78/5 rDev +16%
Finally a GB beer I didn't pour down the drain, fine golden hue, firm foamy head, great blast of sweet malt and prickly hops, full flavor for a pilsner. Note: I did taste a hint of the GB "funk", an odd sour taste that seems to permeate GB products, but it was so faint it might have been my imagination, so I ignored it, pounded many in tropical paradise and enjoyed this flavorful pilsner!
09-02-2004 05:37:55 | More by surfmeister
Gordon Biersch Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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