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Gordon Biersch Golden Export - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Golden Export
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
17 IBU

(Beer added by: jbsteiny on 07-29-2007)
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1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

05-31-2014 01:00:43 | More by humpty1602
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1.58/5  rDev -50.8%

Presents in a 12oz. brown bottle with the bottled date marked on the back. The beer pours a weak one finger white head that disappears quickly, leaving no trace. A very clean straw yellow color. Not an impressive appearance.

As I take my first smell, it flashes me back to my days of downing Milwaukee's Best Light after losing at beer-pong. I can’t describe the smell very well other than it smelling like a cheap American Lager. The taste is more of the same. Nothing special. Starts like carbonated water and ends with a slight hop bitterness to remind you that you are drinking a beer. The mouthfeel is that of carbonated water. As for drinkability; I could drink it but, why would I want to?

04-30-2004 20:59:36 | More by crackerpooch
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

05-22-2013 04:55:03 | More by pin
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2/5  rDev -37.7%

12-19-2011 00:42:09 | More by VikeMan
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2.4/5  rDev -25.2%

First had: on tap at Gordon Biersch, Broomfield, CO

Poured a golden-yellow with a small fizzy white head that fizzled out rather quickly. Grainy aroma, with a light citrusy hop profile. Simple taste, nothing too interesting happening. Lightly toasted grains and light citrus and piney hops, leaving a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Balanced, but just too light for me. Drinkable if you're playing it conservative.

08-30-2011 21:05:58 | More by Rifugium
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

08-05-2014 20:30:23 | More by Mipper
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

07-08-2013 04:03:18 | More by Zbeetleman
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

05-26-2013 23:44:41 | More by metalgdog
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

07-16-2012 23:24:41 | More by Dyerseve
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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

12-24-2011 05:52:51 | More by MsRif
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

03-03-2012 22:54:10 | More by carrollmel7
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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2.55/5  rDev -20.6%

A straw colored beer, a white small head, no lacing, no curtains.

Sweet smell of apples an lemon.

Sweet white bread, lemonade, some apple peel.

Medium high carbonation, soft small bubbles, a light dry finish.

A bit too sweet, reminds of euro pale lager.

04-03-2012 19:10:54 | More by rarbring
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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
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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
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

01-20-2014 08:41:28 | More by KingFizz
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

09-04-2013 01:54:27 | More by duceswild
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

04-06-2012 21:43:47 | More by DexterP236
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

07-20-2012 00:26:40 | More by lauries444
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2.78/5  rDev -13.4%

Aroma of noble hops w some malt. Golden straw color, very clear. Mild hop bitterness, with mellow malt. Overall, good session beer, but a bit thin for my pallet. Restaurant setting w a nice outdoor seating area. Food caters to the masses, as does the beer.

08-07-2011 23:05:22 | More by beerhobo22
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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
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-21-2013 20:48:44 | More by acurtis
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

08-09-2014 17:15:24 | More by Psberrier
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-11-2012 03:10:02 | More by avisong
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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
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Gordon Biersch Golden Export from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.