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Gordon Biersch Golden Export - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Golden Export
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BA SCORE
75
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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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%

humpty1602, May 31, 2014
Photo of crackerpooch
1.58/5  rDev -50.5%
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?

crackerpooch, Apr 30, 2004
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2/5  rDev -37.3%

pin, May 22, 2013
Photo of VikeMan
2/5  rDev -37.3%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
2.4/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Rifugium, Aug 30, 2011
Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Mrose78, Sep 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Mipper, Aug 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

KyleStanton, Sep 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

metalgdog, May 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Dyerseve, Jul 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

carrollmel7, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.55/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Sammy, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of rarbring
2.55/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

rarbring, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of surfmeister
2.58/5  rDev -19.1%
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"

surfmeister, Feb 12, 2004
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

rhoadsrage, May 14, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

KingFizz, Jan 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

chalkda01, Oct 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

duceswild, Sep 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

DexterP236, Apr 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

lauries444, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of beerhobo22
2.78/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

beerhobo22, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of atigerlife
2.9/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

atigerlife, Sep 04, 2007
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Gordon Biersch Golden Export from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.