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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

266 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

11-19-2012 00:46:36 | More by SocalKicks
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marvmoreno

Philippines

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-08-2012 07:25:27 | More by marvmoreno
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mmilyko

Nevada

2/5  rDev -41%

11-06-2012 17:11:18 | More by mmilyko
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SavvyStudent

Texas

2/5  rDev -41%

10-31-2012 03:30:15 | More by SavvyStudent
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Philousa

California

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light copper color with a thin head that slips from the glass to the drink with each sip. Very crisp, clean aroma. Peanut and almond mix with cracked barley. Yeast is present as well, coming across pungent but light. The pungent, slightly sour yeast starts and ends things in the taste department. It mellows out in the middle with wheat bread flavor and brazil, walnut, and almond nuttiness. Turns flowery/nectary then bitter, but bitterness is gentle. The yeast sits at the back of the tongue, reminding you to have another sip. Feel is thin, finish is slightly sweet.

This is a solid, tasty Pils. I would look for a stronger nuttiness and a little more malt in the flavor in an ideal world, but I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 04:23:05 | More by Philousa
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A small white head settles into a thin lacing above a clear golden copper colored beer with decent carbonation.

Light caramel malts, with light spices, some very light apple cider, with a slight hops aroma.

Light spices, some floral hops with light caramel malt taste that seems very well balanced between those and other hints of tastes trying to come through.

A lighter dryish aftertaste that seems to stick around a while on this light bodied beer.

With it's taste that seems to be well balanced with nothing really taking over, I kind of enjoyed this beer that is well outside my dark beers and IPA's taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 21:21:54 | More by LXIXME
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Gordon Biersch restaurant at Reagan Airport. Served in a Hefeweizen-style glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow, thin white head, some strands and islands of lacing noted.

Smell: Crisp, herbal, floral, apple, German noble hops.

Taste: Clean malt, crisp, hint of apple, German noble hops at the end. Simple, nothing special.

Mouthfeel: Spicy on the tongue, good carbonation, but it stuck to the teeth a bit.

Overall / Drinkability: Went well with a meal (crab cake sandwich) and drinkable enough I could see myself having another. Not a bad - not amazing, but not bad. Not the most flavorful pilsner, but much more flavor than others I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 21:35:41 | More by damndirtyape
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clemtiger8202

Missouri

3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Myrtle Beach location. Served in a pils glass. Was honey colored with a small white head. Smelled of pine and flowers and toast. Saaz hops are obvious when you take a sip. Bitter, spicey, maybe somewhere in there is some sweetness from malt, but I don't really detect any, just hops. Finishes very crisp and dry. Not a huge fan of czech pils, maybe is the saaz hops, but not a totally bad beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 18:46:18 | More by clemtiger8202
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DoubleJ

California

2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the San Jose locale, on to the beer:

Orangish colored, almost leaning into copper. Solid foam sits on top of the beer, which retains solidly and leaves a little lace. The nose is a dissapointment. It offers some cider and grass, the former which leaves me scratching my head. It does get better. Cooked cereals in the taste (crap!). But seriously, it's a small improvement over the cider, and with a sharp hop bitterness and honey to distract, it's not the worst Czech-style lager I've put into my body. The body is boderline light/medium with a low level of crispness.

It's okay. Then again, the San Jose locale also had an export lager that I tasted awhile back with a similar cooked cereal problem. I hope it's an isolated problem.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2012 05:38:13 | More by DoubleJ
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neenerzig

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my pint glass. This beer pours a clear, medium golden color with a nice fluffy white head about 2/3 inch thick when poured that eventually settles to a nice thick ting lining the inside of the glass. Not much lacing here. Aromas of herbal hops and a nice malt presence. Has a light bready, somewhat caramel malt sweetness flavor upfront that gives way to a floral hop bitterness flavor. Also a big of grassyness. Good balance of sweet malt and hop bitterness here. Has a crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with low to moderate carbonation. Has a clean and dry finish. Easy to drink in the way a beer like this should be. Practically spot on for the style too. A very good, solid beer here!

Eric

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:30:15 | More by neenerzig
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

08-04-2012 17:47:55 | More by Nage37
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Jfowler05

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

08-03-2012 17:47:29 | More by Jfowler05
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tsailor


3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-26-2012 03:34:23 | More by tsailor
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 07-24-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 01-04-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Pilsner
Purchased: Single from Publix, Huntsville

A: Big white head fills the top of my pilsner glass, showing good retention and very good lacing. The beer is a clear, golden color with lots of bubbles seen coming up from the bottom.

S: Aromas are a good balance of bready malt smells and noble hop floral, grassy notes. I also get a slight fruit/lemon aroma.

T: Clean taste features a light to medium hop bitterness coupled with malt breadiness. I do get a little bit of sourness as an off flavor, but it is not a big detraction.

M: Moderately carbonated and crisp as a pilsner lager should be. Aftertaste is lightly bitter.

O: Overall I thought this was an easy drinking, warm weather pilsner. Nothing earth shattering but a good summertime thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 01:53:27 | More by sommersb
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PintOHops

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Pilsner

A - Golden colored brew with lots of visible carbonation, high clarity, and a 2-finger head that created a little volcano on the top. Head retention seems great for a Lager. Some nice lacing as well.

S - Apple/pear skin upfront. Lemon and leafy hop notes. Cracker malt notes. Grassy throughout. Simple and clean.

T - Apple/grape/pear upfront. Very grassy mid-finish. Finishes with soft cracker, dryness, low bitterness, and leafy hop characteristics.

M - Lite-medium bodied, medium-high crispness, a bit oily from the hops.

O - I think this is a decent Pilsner. It's refreshing, no off flavors, and the price is perfect. Nothing outstanding about it but I'd pick it up again to toss back at parties. Worth a try. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 03:16:11 | More by PintOHops
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-16-2012 23:27:01 | More by Dyerseve
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dontpanic5


3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I had this at the brewpub in Tysons Corner with some delicious brunch in the early afternoon. It pours golden with a white head. The smell is malty and clear. It's a crisp brew, with some amount of hops, and a dry taste. I wasn't a fan of the mouthfeel, too dry.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 00:09:16 | More by dontpanic5
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2012 22:13:12 | More by rolltide8425
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theempire

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-03-2012 00:53:46 | More by theempire
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-28-2012 22:11:04 | More by Beermazter310
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-25-2012 00:39:19 | More by Hardcore
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2012 20:24:00 | More by carteravebrew
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zaptone

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2012 22:17:45 | More by zaptone
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TheSixthRing

California

3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-clear golden yellow with a white 2 finger head. Decent retention, but the resulting lace is spotty though everpresent.

Smell - Picking up faint aromas of caramel, grain and some floral or grassy hops.

Taste - Starts with some light bread and caramel malts, then a little grain and some floral hops come into play. Aftertaste turns to a grassy bitterness which fades steadily.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. goes down like silky butter. Carbonation is a tad lacking, but the buttery smoothness more than makes up for it.

Overall - For a pilsner, this is damn good. Light enough to drink on a hot summer day, but full and flavorful enough to satisfy an ale aficionado such as myself.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 01:07:04 | More by TheSixthRing
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.