Gordon Biersch FestBier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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4.22/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VIII:
This Oktoberfest-style beer is lagered for six weeks and uses traditional ingredients, so you know Dan Gordon aimed right at the style at hand, as he usually does.
Decent lacing from a thick froth, pale amber color flaunts a perfect clarity. The nose is very clean with delicate aroma of light biscuity and bread malt, and a mellow floral and slightly spicy hop. Incredible smoothness boosts the drinkability, making for easy work with this moderate-bodied brew. Spicy hop and a faintness of alcohol meld with the carbonation for a refreshing bite up front. The malt character lays a solid foundation on top of that, but not so much as to mute the hops. Clean biscuity, bready and cracker flavors from the grain. Hops leave a long trail of flavor with suggestions of fresh herbs and green peppercorn. Semi-dry, grainy, malty finish.
By far this has to be the most drinkable, true-to-style Oktoberfestbier we've experienced over the years, and is our top pick for the style this year.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2010 05:14:33 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a pale orange body with two finger head and a little bit of lace. Somewhat of a spicy, dirty, funky, hop bite, touch of citric and bread malt, possibly some sweetness that I missed. Smooth, easy to drink, not overly spicy or bitter, pleasant breadiness leads to crisp, dry finish, touch of sweet malts and for a second I thought some rauchbier flavors but could be my imagination. Something is a tad off but I did enjoy this beer, although $14 for the big boy Oktoberfest glass is a little much.
Serving type: on-tap
10-01-2013 21:50:05 | More by clayrock81
Gordon Biersch FestBier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.