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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

271 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.04%
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)
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

04-18-2014 01:39:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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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
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Gordon Biersch restaurant in Dallas, TX. Pours deep-golden hue. Aroma is of hops with some malt in the background. Body is medium, crisp. Spicy hops dominate the palate with biscuit malt provide some balance. On the whole, it is nice Pilsener.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2010 20:09:47 | More by mikeg67
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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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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Gordon Biersch, Myrtle Beach

A- pours a bright golden and clear color with a foamy white head and good retention

S- faint crisp and clean hop, with some slightly toasted malt on the finish

T- clean malt follows the nose, slightly grassy with just a touch of yeast, dry and crisp finish

M- light-medium body with high carbonation, crisp mouthfeel with a foamy finish

O- easy to drink, sessionable summer beer. Nothing less and nothing more.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2013 01:26:07 | More by Treyliff
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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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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-12-2013 13:05:24 | More by Proclarush
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GPHarris

Alabama

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

a - poured a three-fingers thick fluffy white head into a pilsener glass that settled into a very thin ring. the body was straw gold and very bubbly.
s - grainy and bready with a hint of lemon.
t - same but a slight hop kick.
m - very crisp and thin.
d - a very nice summer session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 21:39:29 | More by GPHarris
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DOCRW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-07-2014 23:18:23 | More by DOCRW
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.5%

09-21-2013 22:56:24 | More by bmjivi221
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

2.65/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2010 17:51:21 | More by tjsdomer2
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MrHungryMonkey

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose has spicy noble hop and grainy toastiness (or perhaps toasty graininess). Smells good.

Pours clear medium-dark yellow with rocky head. Looks nice.

Flavor follows as expected with a nice stiff hoppy bitterness (and flavor). Soft malt character. Very soft sweetness. Finishes hoppy and dry. Nice balance. Tastes good. Feels good. Very good drinkability.

Hoppier and stiffer than some Bohemian Pilsners. Very nice.

Serving type: growler

03-17-2010 00:17:51 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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therica

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on-tap and my review would be about the same as for this bottled version.

A= golden with big fluffy white head

S= more nose than usual for a Czech Pils, some nice hops florals and grassy malts with biscuity notes and even a slight prune-liquor hint, it seems. Light pepper or spicy ginger whiffs occasionally.

T= a boost over the traditional Czech Pils style which is usually not nearly as bold, they've cranked up each flavor a few notches. Somewhat dry and crisp, nice hops florals and some adequate bitters, nice grassy malts. Light banana hints early on.

M= slightly dry and crisp on the tongue with hints of the hops florals, and malt sweetness that could be lessened for my preferences.

D= session, probably good with most anything where Pils would work plus maybe with some roasted meats as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 00:48:38 | More by therica
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powdersoldier

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

02-05-2013 05:04:02 | More by powdersoldier
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-10-2013 03:16:41 | More by EBeckett3
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sansho

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-16-2013 06:02:59 | More by sansho
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gleemonger

California

4/5  rDev +18%

03-29-2012 01:02:46 | More by gleemonger
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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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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-27-2013 01:51:29 | More by justinm4bama
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Modernrickk

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-24-2013 16:46:05 | More by Modernrickk
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

12-28-2013 17:34:17 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Rihup

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-25-2013 23:24:27 | More by Rihup
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is light golden in color with a fluffy crisp head and loose lace. smell has has a loose Czech style with fairly clean grain and honey notes. Taste has a light honey sweet spicey graininess that finishes in a light bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a medium with good carbonation. Overall not to bad, just maybe a little rough around the edges.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 23:49:10 | More by Bookseeb
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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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herrburgess

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

05-27-2013 17:07:42 | More by herrburgess
Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.