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Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner

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309 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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)
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Photo of mpyle
4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

mpyle, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

DerwinWentworth, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Jeysun23
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Jeysun23, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Modernrickk
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Modernrickk, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

trocketsauced, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of NonicPanic
2.5/5  rDev -26%

NonicPanic, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.39/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Bright gold with a quickly disappearing head and a touch of carbonation.

Smell: Indistinct malts and hops. Basically, it smells like beer.

Taste: Hops and cereal malts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. My descriptions may not sound exciting, but this is pretty much what a pils should be. Nothing above and beyond, but nothing to fuss about either. Just a good solid beer.

TheMarkE, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of BeerCigar
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

BeerCigar, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -11.2%

FrankShirley, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of SteadySippin
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a light golden/copper color with finger thick head. Not much lacing.

S - Hop and malt scent. Pretty pungent.

T - Light hop bitterness with malt on the finish, also hints of citrus. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

M - Feels light in the mouth. Not too much carbonation, goes down easy.

O - Not a big pilsner drinker but I didn't mind this one. I don't have much to compare it to, but I wouldn't mind drinking it again. I probably wouldn't pick up a six pack of it, though. If you try it don't expect a world class beer, but its nothing bad.

SteadySippin, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of wking
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look-This beer poured a brilliant gold. It had a fat head of at least 3 fingers, the lacing was not as expected kind of light.
Smell-Grassy, sweet, pine is what I got.
Taste- The pils malts are really good. Hits up front and on the lips for a long time afterwards. But its cut through with a good hoppy taste. It reminds me of a caramel apple for some reason. It leaves a sour taste to me.
Mouthfeel- It is SUPER drinkable. Carbonation is great, hard to improve on that aspect of the beer. I could drink a bunch of these and not get tired of them.
Overall- Great session beer, not tops in terms of pushing any limits on brewing. Staying classic while breaching new frontiers is a hard act to balance but Gordon Biersch is doing exactly that!

wking, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

rojocorsa, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Kegatron, Nov 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

45nDown, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

At the restaurant in Miami. Smell is much sweeter than I expected, with cloying funky sweetness on top of light malts. Flavor follows the aroma, with overly sweet flavor, almost like artificial sweetener in it, some hay and honey, bleh. Drinkable and light, but the sweetness makes it difficult to get it all down. Would not order again, but not a terrible beer if you happen to be eating there.

BMMillsy, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Rhettroactive, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

mpalestino, Sep 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Asics, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

bmjivi221, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Proclarush, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Rihup, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.