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Gordon Biersch Golden Export - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
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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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-04-2012 23:55:19 | More by stampfler07
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-02-2012 23:23:44 | More by jaidenjb
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MTNboy

Germany

3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 04:01:18 | More by MTNboy
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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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EasyReader

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-19-2011 04:05:47 | More by EasyReader
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.7%

12-19-2011 00:42:09 | More by VikeMan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-05-2011 00:57:08 | More by nmann08
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-27-2011 00:49:19 | More by barnzy78
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actionjcksn

New York

4/5  rDev +24.6%

11-26-2011 22:57:00 | More by actionjcksn
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-26-2011 21:52:29 | More by Yabev15
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Amalak

New York

3.5/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 02:43:01 | More by Amalak
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mdfb79

New York

3.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 10/22/11 notes. On tap at the DC location.

a - Pours a clear, pale yellow color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grain, corn, wheat, and some pale bready malts. Lightly sweet but not a ton going on.

t - Tastes of grains, corn, and bready malts. Pretty average and a bit of a step down from the nose.

m - Light mody and low to moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a pretty average lager. Lots of that grain and corn in the nose and taste. Not bad at all, but pretty average. Would suggest trying one of their other beers.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 18:42:02 | More by mdfb79
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Starts with a decent sized head for a bar pour. This dies to a minute level of fine bubbles that leave only a couple of spots. Very clear with a pretty golden color.

Smells soapy, this happened two days ago as well. They need to do a better job rinsing their glasses. When I reinvigorate the head, I smell a good pale malt baseand a faint floral aroma of hop.

Initial mpression is a cross between unmalted and malted pale grains. Relatively thin, but the aftertaste has a touch of bitterness that brings some good balance. Overall, I'd say this is a true to style Dortmunder. The taste provides a nice recovery from the poor handling of the glassware.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2011 22:03:02 | More by smcolw
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 14:07:14 | More by WoodBrew
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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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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

08-07-2011 23:05:22 | More by beerhobo22
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BucannonXC5

California

3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a tap into a .5L glass at Gordon Biersch (San Diego). Missed seeing the pour, but when it arrived there was about a ¼-inch of film. Color looked honey golden with a small hint of orange.

Nothing too special about the smell, maybe even a bit skunky. Pretty plain if anything.

Clean and refreshing taste. Malty. Better than the smell.

Pretty high on the carbonation. Bitter, but the freshness makes it easy to drink.

Not a bad beer overall, which is surprising considering their other beers. I would order this again, especially at GB considering their other options. Good beer for the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2011 02:54:32 | More by BucannonXC5
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stckhndlr

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
(Post is from notes)

A- Clear golden color with a light wispy head. Not a hint of lacing

S- Bitter sent of hops and straw, mellow and bland.

T- Musty corn husk flavor, dry finish. Pleasant. kinda sticks on the back of the tongue.

M- Thin feel with good carbonation.

D- American macro lagers wish they could taste like this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 02:21:35 | More by stckhndlr
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rjochman

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium golden color with a small amount of white head. Not a lot going with the smell but do get a bit of malt and hops. Taste is similar to the smell, nothing much but very clean. Medium carbonation and really easy to drink. Had this as well as a couple other beers at Gordon Biersch. Not great but not bad either.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 420 S Mill Ave, Tempe

02-05-2011 00:07:51 | More by rjochman
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Gordon Biersch restaurant in Dallas, TX. Pours light-golden hue. Aroma is of hops and some biscuit malt. Body is medium, crisp. Piny hops and biscuit malt are balanced on the palate. Long, dry finish. On the whole, it is nice Helles lager.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 420 S Mill Ave, Tempe

12-16-2010 20:05:36 | More by mikeg67
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the DC location.

Pours a moderate golden-yellow color with a white head. Several fingers at first but falls down a bit quickly. A few rings of head remain throughout. The nose is some light hops along with a bit of grain. Taste is grainy and hoppy with a bit of bitterness from the grain husk.

Feel is really nice and crisp. Drinks well in the summer. A style I'd like to see more of and this one is pretty well done.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

11-13-2010 16:12:04 | More by Thorpe429
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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, 900 F St NW, Washington

08-12-2010 16:19:06 | More by PhillyStyle
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

05-30-2010 17:40:06 | More by tjsdomer2
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champ103

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color. A minimal white head forms, and recedes to nothing in a second. Not much lace to speak of.
S: Sweet and grainy malt. Bread and biscuit. Kind of bland.
T: Follows the nose, and like the nose this is pretty bland. Sweet grainy malt. Bread and biscuit.
M/D: A medium body and crisp carbonation. Thin and watery. Easy to drink. Not hard to put back a few.

Just bland. Nothing wrong with this beer, but uninspired. Good for what it is, a light lager. Though nothing that resembles a Dortmunder/Export Lager.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

05-11-2010 03:44:46 | More by champ103
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Rootdog316

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

09-08-2009 17:49:13 | More by Rootdog316
Gordon Biersch Golden Export from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
75 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.