Gordon Biersch Golden Export - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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3.5/5 rDev +9%
Appearance This poured a nice, light yellow with a pretty good head.
Smell This had a lovely, light grain aroma with nice, sweetish notes at the end. I never thought Id say the words lovely and grain together in a beer rating, but there it is.
Taste This is the micro for the macro (drinkers). Theres nothing bad or offensive here. Theres an interesting kind of whiney character to this beer. Its quite interesting.
Mouthfeel Light-bodied with some teasingly delicate carbonation. This lager was well-balanced with a dry finish.
Drinkability This went down quite well.
04-23-2004 03:43:42 | More by RoyalT
2.7/5 rDev -15.9%
(Served in a wide-mouthed pint glass)
A- This beer has pale straw yellow hued body with a gentle carbonation of bubbles gliding to the surface. On top is a thin white head of foam that is perfectly calm for a good bit then breaks up into a thin ring.
S- The clean smell of light sulfur gives way to raw grain notes and a finish of soft noble hops.
T- The sulfury noble hop bite is the first taste but notes of tap water and field corn come through soon after. There is a green noble hop finish with a raw grain flavor coming out as the beer warms a bit.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a crisp fizzy texture at the finish.
D- This veer has a big crisp sulfury flavor with other flavors falling behind or are covered up. I don't hate this beer there is just little flavor character to review.
05-14-2008 18:05:07 | More by rhoadsrage
2.55/5 rDev -20.6%
Enjoyed on-tap at the Miami brewpub. Medium yellow coloured body with some white head, and lacey. Not a good aroma, cheesy beer smell.A decent bitterness tht has a fresh crispness, though dry. Some apple juice. Better when it was just below room temperature.Below average mouthfeel.
02-20-2009 20:12:18 | More by Sammy
3.75/5 rDev +16.8%
Appearance: Decent head retention, not much foam. Pale golden with good carbonation.
Smell: I like the subtle bread-like smell. It's kind of a warming smell. Definitely nice.
Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is pretty good. Basically tastes like fresh bread. Not much hops, but some decent malt. I really like the mouthfeel of this though. Very crisp, dry, and refreshing.
Drinkability: What Bud Light SHOULD be.
Overall: I was pleasantly surprised with Golden Export. I would definitely drink more of this.
05-30-2010 17:40:06 | More by tjsdomer2
3.53/5 rDev +10%
GE pours a very clear, lemon-like gold color with a white head. I could smell a bit of pils malt sweetness in the aroma. The flavor of the beer is balanced between equal parts pils malt and hop bitterness. The pils malt is just a little sweet yet balanced by a medium amount of hop bitterness that is very smooth and sticks around on the palate for a bit. Overall it is medium bodied, medium carbonated, and smooth & balanced.
09-08-2009 17:49:13 | More by Rootdog316
3.53/5 rDev +10%
Had the Golden Export at the G & B in Bolingbrook, IL last evening. The color was a clear yellow with white head that laced slightly. The aroma was common of dortmunder grain, Saaz hops, etc. The first taste was overpowering with grain and was a bit rough, but the following drinks were more smooth. The grain and malt was balanced with hops and the beer came off the pallet clean. Overall not to bad...the mouthfeel was smooth and easy. good session beer.
09-25-2011 14:07:14 | More by WoodBrew
3/5 rDev -6.5%
Served in a .5L glass:
The beer appeared a clear yellow, with a decent white head that had some retention that receded too fast and almost completely.
The beer gave off a slight aroma, mainly a light malty/grainy aroma. Nothing much else to speak of.
The taste, upon my first sip, followed the nose, it was lighter than expected, but it has a sweet grain/bready flavor to it. I would have likened the beer to an English Pale Ale, having never tried a Dortmunder.
The beer felt light and maybe a bit over carbonated, but overall felt right. The beer's best quality was the drinkability. I could have easily could have downed a couple without thinking about it. Overall, a decent beer, but certainly not one that I would seek out or make a special trip to try.
08-12-2010 16:19:06 | More by PhillyStyle
3.68/5 rDev +14.6%
The first in the line from the 6x Sampler at the Rockville Restaurant. Obviously a very popular beer at GB, but (even by admission of the waiter who said it was popular and added, "it compares to your typical macro beer"). I wouldn't say it's that bad, but it's definitely the beer of choice for the "micro-uninitiated." Plain gold in the glass with soft cream-colored head. No lacing per se, but a nice malt in the nose, soft carbonation, and the taste is almost all malty slick--like butter. Enough hops bitterness to (barely) balance the malt, but definitely a macro-lover's beginning foray to the craft world. Went down well, but I was glad I started with it. The rest only got better.
09-08-2008 16:12:28 | More by tugdriver7
3.78/5 rDev +17.8%
Number three of a mixed six-pack of G.B. brews I picked up over the weekend. Golden Export had a warm golden color with a foamy white head that left some webby lace behind.
The nose was rather bland, having only some light grainy malt aromas and no discernible hops notes. The taste was a light and clean blend of biscuity malt notes and a small amount of citric hops in the finish. Overall, it had a nice sweetness but could stand a little more tang with some hops. Well carbonated for a crisp finish.
Overall, this was the best of the three G.B. brews I tried (the others being the Marzen and Blonde Bock). Golden Export had an easy drinkability thanks to the light, crisp feel. This was a nice beer to sit down with after a couple hours of yardwork.
02-17-2004 17:10:38 | More by Boilermaker88
3/5 rDev -6.5%
Had this beer while I was waiting for the plane to take off from LAX, which it did, fours hours late, so its probably a good thing the beer selection is limited at the airport.
The beer pours a typical lager/pils golden yellow, monstrous bright white head, frothy in texture and the lace a thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is the archetypal sweet malt, crisp and clean with the start excessively sweet, fair malt presence, top thin as my patience after sitting in the airport for almost 8 hours. Finish brisk in its carbonation and the hops apropos to the style, quite dry aftertaste that lingers on to long.
02-23-2004 22:12:59 | More by Gusler
2.58/5 rDev -19.6%
I've determined that GB makes the most beautiful, most average to funky tasting beer ever. This from a brewer who was educated at the great Weihenstephaner beer University.
Appearance: golden, always beautiful, f...ing gold
Smell: hmmm, there's that smell again, what is it? motor oil? mixed with malt and hops of course
Taste: this beer is a subtler version of the blonde bock which I found undrinkable. GB has a funk all it's own, too bad it's a nasty funk
Mouthfeel: moot, at this point
I really wanted to like this beer, I didn't want to believe the plethora of negative comments about GB. I will not purchase another GB product. I've renamed this beer "Golden Shower"
02-12-2004 05:35:40 | More by surfmeister
2.9/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured a darker golden color with a 2 finger white head that dissipated rather quickly. Light carbonation seen rising.
Aroma was light hops, light malts. Not much happening.
Taste was light hops, some citrus, sweet malts. Again, not a lot going on. Tasted slightly off.
Mouthfeel was very light and lightly cleansing.
Overall, somewhat refreshing. Not one I would search out. Just too light and lacking any character.
09-04-2007 01:57:06 | More by atigerlife
3.2/5 rDev -0.3%
From Kansas City Restaurant
Appearance: It has a golden colored body. The white head and lace are rocky and spread out.
Smell: It has a very corny aroma with a little hint of bread and faint hops.
Taste: Also corny and metallic with bread dough flavors. It has a bit of a crisp bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: Very thin and light.
Overall: Alright for sampling it isn’t something I would just order
01-27-2012 04:01:18 | More by MTNboy
Gordon Biersch Golden Export from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.