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Gordon Biersch Golden Export - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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humpty1602

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

05-31-2014 01:00:43 | More by humpty1602
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crackerpooch

Ohio

1.58/5  rDev -50.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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?

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2004 20:59:36 | More by crackerpooch
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -37.7%

05-22-2013 04:55:03 | More by pin
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.7%

12-19-2011 00:42:09 | More by VikeMan
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2011 21:05:58 | More by Rifugium
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Zbeetleman

California

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

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

New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

05-26-2013 23:44:41 | More by metalgdog
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Dyerseve

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

07-16-2012 23:24:41 | More by Dyerseve
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

12-24-2011 05:52:51 | More by MsRif
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

03-03-2012 22:54:10 | More by carrollmel7
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch, 1201 Brickell Avenue #250, Miami

02-20-2009 20:12:18 | More by Sammy
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rarbring

Sweden

2.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch, 1201 Brickell Avenue #250, Miami

04-03-2012 19:10:54 | More by rarbring
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surfmeister

California

2.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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"

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch, 1201 Brickell Avenue #250, Miami

02-12-2004 05:35:40 | More by surfmeister
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch, 1201 Brickell Avenue #250, Miami

05-14-2008 18:05:07 | More by rhoadsrage
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KingFizz

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

01-20-2014 08:41:28 | More by KingFizz
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

09-04-2013 01:54:27 | More by duceswild
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DexterP236


2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

04-06-2012 21:43:47 | More by DexterP236
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lauries444

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

07-20-2012 00:26:40 | More by lauries444
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beerhobo22

Nebraska

2.78/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch, 1201 Brickell Avenue #250, Miami

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

Hawaii

2.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

09-04-2007 01:57:06 | More by atigerlife
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-21-2013 20:48:44 | More by acurtis
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -6.5%

04-11-2012 03:10:02 | More by avisong
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

08-12-2010 16:19:06 | More by PhillyStyle
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu

02-23-2004 22:12:59 | More by Gusler
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ajtorres311

Florida

3/5  rDev -6.5%

05-15-2013 17:28:35 | More by ajtorres311
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Gordon Biersch Golden Export from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.