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Gordon Biersch FestBier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
83
good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.6%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TexIndy on 01-21-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MLFrank, Jul 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

err122, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

petermethot, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

SmilinEric, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

cannunzi, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

jesus808, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jjauga, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

TheSixthRing, Oct 22, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

flagmantho, Oct 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

BeerOps, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

sbanacho, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

maki88, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of jkrich
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jkrich, Sep 22, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ThePaleRider, Sep 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jkjd, Aug 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

DexterP236, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Rocketman8911, Feb 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Gordon Biersch FestBier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.