1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Not Rated.
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

269 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 269
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
36 IBU

(Beer added by: Troyone on 02-28-2009)
View: Beers (37) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner Alström Bros
Ratings: 269 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mpyle
mpyle

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From GB Rockville.

Rich golden color, very nice clarity. Poured a moderate white head with little retention, but could have been my wimpy pour from the growler.

Very clean hop aroma with some pepper notes, and maybe a slight malty sweetness.

Wonderful malt presentation up front just before the hops begin to take hold. Always enjoy a pilsner that shows some malt. Wonderful spicy, almost peppery flavor from the hops. Hops take it to the bitter side of balanced, but the bitterness isn't overpowering. Finish is gently bitter and clean. Beer appears to have been well lagered.

Medium body and moderately high carbonation. No harshness to the beer - very easy drinking.

Nice to see what fresh, well made pilsner tastes like. Hop character is top notch, and it is a clean, easy drinking beer with no rough edges.

Serving type: growler

01-04-2014 20:32:58 | More by mpyle
Photo of SavvyStudent
SavvyStudent

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.2%

10-31-2012 03:30:15 | More by SavvyStudent
Photo of weerezboy
weerezboy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

03-06-2013 17:33:11 | More by weerezboy
Photo of rob99er
rob99er

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

01-08-2012 05:37:11 | More by rob99er
Photo of mjc410
mjc410

Vermont

2.93/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was poured very nicely into a GB Becker, raising an off white two finger head, over a translucent, hazy bright gold body. The head falls quickly, though, to a glass ring. Neads longer head retention and better clarity. The nose is almost nothing to speak of, just a little malt. Not bad, just not there. Taste is a bit better, with nice edelhopfen cleanliness, but I feel that they didn't stick to just noble hops. It's pretty dry, not as balanced as it could be. I don't think the malts used are not up to snuff, either. Mouthfeel is just what I expect, though not sublime. A nice drinker, but missing some points, and thus average.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

08-24-2006 17:09:17 | More by mjc410
Photo of GratefulEdd
GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-27-2014 20:34:02 | More by GratefulEdd
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ba Review #154
Served On: 04/13/2012
Glassware: Rolling Rock Pilsner Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 2/12/12

This was in the 2012 spring mixed 12 pack from Evergreen Liquors in Frederick ($14.99).

look: Poured a very clear and effervescent pale yellow. Head was 1/2 finger of white foam. The head reduced down to a thin coating within seconds.

Smell: The nose was a bland malty note with some faint aroma hops. That was about it.

Taste: First was the bland malts. Then a quick burst of citrus. Finish was fairly clean with a nice bitterness.

Overall this is probably one of the better Pilsners I’ve had. It's nothing real exciting, but that’s to be expected with the style.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

04-13-2012 15:53:11 | More by CraftBeerTastic
Photo of JDeming
JDeming

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-08-2014 17:49:41 | More by JDeming
Photo of ajdemma
ajdemma

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

01-14-2014 02:44:02 | More by ajdemma
Photo of jtd335
jtd335

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

01-31-2012 12:17:53 | More by jtd335
Photo of ac22rush
ac22rush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-12-2013 05:12:22 | More by ac22rush
Photo of MJSJr
MJSJr

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-26-2014 19:49:15 | More by MJSJr
Photo of Troyone
Troyone

California

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden color with a white head that quickly dissipated and a little action with a minute sign of sediment suspension.

Grainy barley malt aroma with Pilsner hops florals.

Lots of Pilsner hops up front including an eyewater English Tea flavor with a buttery background and some grain malt taste.

Light bodied, mix of slight buttery watery/resin feel, and a minor sourness with a soft carbonation.

For a light beer there is a lot going on here and this is a definite session beer. Bottle dated 01/12/09.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

02-28-2009 02:17:43 | More by Troyone
Photo of yaksurf
yaksurf

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-27-2012 21:03:40 | More by yaksurf
Photo of hyoung41
hyoung41

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-13-2013 21:07:40 | More by hyoung41
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- nice golden color. A nice,full foamy 1/3 inch head forms. A ring of lacing forms around the side of the glass. Looks clean, and fresh. Light carbonation bubbles rise quickly to the top of the glass. After a few minutes the head dissipates leaving a light ring around the side of the glass.

Smell: I immediately notice spicy hops. Also hints of earth and grass. There is a full flavored smacking of bread and toasted biscuit malts. Some butter smell. Some eaters and alcohol phenols are present. Strong hop presence with a mild bitterness.

Taste: Begins spicy, then turns a buttery bread malt. Finishes highly bitter. The extreme potency of the bittering hops are obscuring some of the earthy more balanced flavors of the smell. I am starting to taste a bready malt finish as the beer warms. The balance is a little off but the quality of the brewing is apparent. Definitely not a beginners Pilsner or even a classic representation of he Czech style but if you want a pilsner with some punch grab this. It lacks the metallic taste present in some mass market European pilsners.

Mouthfeel: Light slightly slippery with a warm alcohol presence. Definitely a tad too heavy to be a true Pilsner.

Overall: A good well constructed, fresh, affordable Pilsner style beer that may lack some balance but overall is satisfying.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

04-08-2011 05:12:37 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
Photo of Rocketman8911
Rocketman8911

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

02-29-2012 18:40:44 | More by Rocketman8911
Photo of trocketsauced
trocketsauced

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-16-2013 01:03:56 | More by trocketsauced
Photo of CUbeerfan
CUbeerfan

Georgia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-23-2014 16:35:07 | More by CUbeerfan
Photo of Vigilante
Vigilante

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

03-16-2013 00:39:20 | More by Vigilante
Photo of RHVC59
RHVC59

Oregon

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-30-2014 21:15:01 | More by RHVC59
Photo of Jeysun23
Jeysun23

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

12-25-2013 23:16:47 | More by Jeysun23
Photo of jonziefle
jonziefle

North Carolina

2.1/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

02-20-2010 04:32:14 | More by jonziefle
Photo of Dyerseve
Dyerseve

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-16-2012 23:27:01 | More by Dyerseve
Photo of zaptone
zaptone

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-14-2012 22:17:45 | More by zaptone
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.