Gordon Biersch FestBier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
Appearance - Pours a clear golden amber with a 2 finger head, decent retention, and a resulting lace that's spotty.
Smell - Aroma is primarily sweet - hints at bread and caramel, with a bitter hop note edging around the sweetness.
Taste - Starts sweet, bread, caramel and a touch of butteriness, then cut into mid-taste by a biting grass bitterness. Hops continue to build through the finish, hitting on floral notes before fading in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, with a soft, tingly carbonation. Finishes fairly dry.
Overall - Nothing great, but it's somewhat enjoyable. Probably wouldn't buy again, but I'd drink it if offered. Mayhap Okterberfests just aren't my thing... actually, I think I've had my fair share to say they're not. It's a decent style, but I've only had one that's ever really wowed me.
10-22-2012 04:05:04 | More by TheSixthRing
3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
Had this beer on-tap at the Gordon Biersch in Seattle. Served in a half-liter Maßkrug.
Appearance: medium orange with a moderate haze and a little bit of creamy ivory head. Not bad.
Smell: light yeasty malt aroma with a hint of biscuit. Decent if not my favorite.
Taste: biscuity malt flavor with a lighter, sweeter malt finish. Some noble hop character present and a decent bitterness at the end.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and very good creaminess.
Overall: decent and quite drinkable. Gets a little better with each sip. Not bad at all.
10-17-2012 16:41:27 | More by flagmantho
3.38/5 rDev -8.2%
Poured into a 16 oz. stein: clear, deep golden to light amber with a quickly receding foamy white head.
Very fresh aromas of spicy, European hops and malt.
A solidly malty entry with a faint earthy flavor in the background; hints of bready yeast flavors with a nice hoppy finish.
The body is a little thin with zesty carbonation. The mouthfeel was slick and rather sweet with some faint hops on the palate.
This was a solid effort that complemented the German sausage and red cabbage dinner I enjoyed at the Louisville, KY Gordon Biersch restaurant.
09-22-2012 18:53:37 | More by jkrich
3.65/5 rDev -0.8%
A - Orangey amber with a bright white head that left no lacing on the glass.
S - Sweet breads and malts.
T - Nice lager with a really inviting sweetness. A little bit of spice up front with malts picking up the rear.
M - Light body with nice carbonation.
O - Pretty nice lager that I wouldn't mind drinking again. I'm not a huge lager fan but this is a very sessionable beer.
09-19-2012 23:16:32 | More by ThePaleRider
Gordon Biersch FestBier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.