Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.3/5 rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle into a pilsner glass, bottled 8/10/2010 and sampled about 6 weeks later.
Looks nice in the glass, but is lacking any real head which has to knock down the score. It's a clear straw/gold color with a touch of orange and very active carbonation.
The smell is really nice. The spicy, floral aroma of the Saaz hops are really popping, and there's a touch of grainy malt underneath. It just lacks a bit of depth but is very prominent and expressive.
Wow, this is an excellent Czech Pilsner, defined by its smooth and crisp malt character. It's sweet and just a touch grainy. The hops are earthy and give a touch of spice at the end. The beer finishes with sweet malt and a touch of bitterness, but it's fantastic in it's absence of any alcohol whatsoever. Just shy of perfection, something I've never experienced in this style but imagine fresh pilsners in the Czech republic must offer.
The mouthfeel is crisp and clean with light body and perfect carbonation. The finish, described above, is great. Just a smidge watery otherwise really great. This is a great example of the style and should be more appreciated by the BA community in general. It's the exact opposite of barrel aged, but somehow, when a brewery nails this style, it feels somehow innovative. A beer I would happily drink again and again.
Serving type: bottle
09-23-2010 19:16:02 | More by jampics2
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3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours clear golden color with a billowy white head of foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – A lightly toasted malt and biscuit aroma mixed with a little bit of a caramel smell are the most pronounced. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a light floral and grassy nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp lightly toasted malt flavor with a little bit of a corn and caramel. As the taste advances it bitters up some with flavors of a grassy and hay-like nature coming to the tongue. Along with these flavors, some other hop flavors of a floral and a bit of lemon citrus come at the very end, leaving a rather crisp and drier flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that slightly higher. For the mix of sweet malt and grassy flavors the feel is rather good as it maintains enough thickness to uphold the flavor all while the carbonation helps keep it more refreshing and crisp.
Overall – A very easy drinking and nice crisp brew. This is one great brew for the summer months when sitting outside and enjoying the world.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 03:21:37 | More by Darkmagus82
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 270 ratings.