Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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2.1/5 rDev -38.1%
Appearance: Poured a clear brownish yellow, but with an odd microsuspension. Half finger bubbly white head, without much retention at all. Some carbonation, but very flat looking. No lacing.
Smell: Sour and bitter corn mash. Some yeast esters. Mild sweetness.
Taste: Bitter bite up front with a very grainy malt taste. Medium sugary sweetness. No hop presence.
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied with a carbonation bite.
Drinkability: Tastes more like an adjunct lager than a Czech pilsener. No hop presence at all. Bitter adjunct malts, with out much taste or body. I guess being “easy to drink”, might be its one positive here.
Buy Again? No.
02-20-2010 04:32:14 | More by jonziefle
2.13/5 rDev -37.2%
Had this on tap at the restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
(Review is from notes)
A- Golden yellow with light head and poor lacing.
S- Hops, faint fruit. almost has no smell to me.
T- Dry hops bitter on the back end, not much happening. Very bland. Faint fruit again.
M- Dry, med to thin body.
D- Nothing impressive, can't say I would drink this again. Didn't even finish it.
03-14-2011 02:36:23 | More by stckhndlr
2.55/5 rDev -24.8%
Bottle poured into a glass
A: A golden-straw color, bright and clear with a creamy head that dissipates rapidly with some lacing.
S: Light grainy aroma with hints of DMS notes of corn and with no floral or citrus hops. No fruity esters or diacetyl. For a Czech style pilsener, the malt complexity is lacking.
T: One of the first flavors and smells to come out of this beer was a honey sweetness. This honey gave way to the risp and bitter taste with the pale malts up front and heavy DMS leading to a vegetably flavor. The bitter and DMS both linger which is uncharacteristic of this style; the honey sweetness is also more characteristic of Dutch or Belgian pilseners.
M: light mouth feel that is overwhelmed by the bitter and DMS. Carbonation tingle also on the tongue.
D: Crisp and biting; however, lacking in malt complexity and not particularly well-balanced.
Overall: Not a bad drink, but perhaps not my favorite style. Also, this might be better described as a German-style pilsener and not Czech (Bohemian). From my understanding though, GB makes beers very well in the German style and have even imported many of their yeast strains from Germany.
10-29-2009 15:03:50 | More by kevinjosephlee
2.58/5 rDev -23.9%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a pilsner glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are that it will be mundane.
A: Four finger head of nice cream, nice thickness, and very good retention - though the ABV is merely average. Colour is a clear yellow-copper.
Sm: Pleasantly handled barley and lively cream. A mild strength aroma.
T: Generic cream and standard barley. Not a whole lot going on here. It isn't even really that refreshing. The cream is pleasant and welcome, however. It's just very simple and boring. It's balanced I guess.
Mf: Too smooth and too wet. Nicely creamy, but the smoothness is so artificial it's hard to appreciate. Sort of suits the flavour.
Dr: Drinkable but simple and of limited quality. I wouldn't have it again, except maybe to have it on draught.
11-08-2011 06:42:07 | More by kojevergas
2.58/5 rDev -23.9%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Bottom of back label stamped BOTTLED ON: 04/19/11.
Appearance - Slightly hazy golden yellow-orange body. Pours two finger loose rocky white head with good stick and decent to low retention.
Smell - Almost no smell. Faint sweet corn.
Taste - Dry and musky corn and hay. Faint honey sweetness appears here and there but is almost absent. Tastes stale.
Mouthfeel - Some metallic astringency. Light bodied.
Overall Drinkability - Unrefreshing. Mostly bland and offers almost only off-characters in the profile. May be a bottle past its prime, because usually this brewery has gotten pretty good scores from me.
11-10-2011 00:23:59 | More by ZenAgnostic
2.58/5 rDev -23.9%
Pours a nice golden amber with a thick, white, fine-bubbled head. Aroma is strong, malty and slightly fruity. Flavor is malty and pleasant but a little watery. Texture is smooth and a bit thin - too bad. I do tend to discriminate against pilsners, but this one failed to impress me.
01-17-2010 02:05:50 | More by Cyberkedi
2.6/5 rDev -23.3%
Golden color...Medium cloudiness...More body than any other Czech Pils that I have loved before but decent amount of malty sweetness with ample lace around the glassware...Finishs with a hint of hop bitterness and a generous malt back...Pretty well balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness...But not what I am used to as being a Czech Pilsner
07-12-2010 01:59:20 | More by belgiumbud
2.65/5 rDev -21.8%
Appearance: Pale yellow. Not much foam or head retention.
Smell: Some hops, but not much. A bit of a sour smell as well. Not terribly impressed, but it's not awful.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Average overall. Some mellow hops and decent carbonation. A bit of a watery feel.
Drinkability: Nothing offensive.
Overall: Comes across very similar to Golden Export at first, but Czech Lager is definitely not as good.
05-30-2010 17:51:21 | More by tjsdomer2
2.68/5 rDev -20.9%
First had: on tap at Gordon Biersch, Broomfield, CO
Poured a clear, straw-yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma of pale/pils malts, hay, and light floral hops. Taste is light with subdued pils malts and an underlying metallic sensation, lightly hopped. Weak but balanced at least. Very light mouthfeel, somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. A drinkable beer for the unadventurous, but just not my style.
08-30-2011 20:44:47 | More by Rifugium
2.73/5 rDev -19.5%
Shimmering gold color with a creamy white head. Aroma is light fruits with pale malts and spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malts (overly sweet for the style), some light but spicy hops, and a metallic, mealy, malt finish. Watery body with high carbonation. Pretty boring.
03-28-2009 22:20:36 | More by illidurit
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.