Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
84
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42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-06-2012)
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Reviews by yemenmocha:
Photo of yemenmocha
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful golden honey color with a slight haze, and plenty of frothy white head. Nose is herbal with some steely-metallic sort of aromas that come to mind, with some dry grain and dried out grass/hay. Palate is a dry with a malt presence that is immediately bitchslapped by the herbal hops. Incredibly dry to me. Very easy to drink, though I was surprised the abv is only 6.5%. Nice bottle, but not a great beer for the asking price.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Massive head, bright and bold golden hue

SMELL: Grainy, grassy hop, nutty, clean, floral, hint of alcohol

TASTE: Light to medium body, solid crispness, quite hoppy, bitter, husky grain, grassy, slightly chalky, very herbal, leafy, quince, green peppercorn, mild warmth, vegtal, undoubtedly dry, long hoppy finish

Yet another brewer jumping into the big beer, big bottle format. With the “Imperial” tag we expected a bit more alcohol, at 6.5% it does not really come close to that realm but a nudge of 1% would have helped here. Aside from that this lager does not lack character at all, pretty much a mouthful of hops the whole time.

STYLE: American Imperial Pilsner
ABV: 6.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Photo of Beerswag
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Zorro
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ML flip-top brown glass bottle.

Deep golden colored beer with a puffy white colored head.

Smell is spicy Saaz hop, the bottle claims it is 50 IBUs. Strong noble hop aroma, saffron, hay, grass, soapy and herbal scents. Smells a little soapy with a noticeable trace of sulfur from the yeast.

Starts out mildly sweet with a biscuit malt flavor and a slight sensation of salt in the mouth. Good strong hop flavors, mostly herbal and mineral on the tongue. Lots of grass and herbs in the flavor, it is bitter but not to an annoying level. Mild sensation of alcohol warmth in the chest.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent beer. Not sure it really qualifies as an Imperial Pilsner, it is just stoutly hopped.

Photo of Trish
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of shand
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz flip-top into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This guy pours out a deep golden with a large head that drops down quickly. The aroma is fairly robust, with a big dose of sweet malts along with some grassy and zesty noble hops. The taste is very good, this one has a huge noble hop kick. Seriously, it's got that back-of-the-throat drying mouthfeel that lets you know that there's A LOT of hops in here, but it's not the same kind of hops that usually get this sort of treatment. Instead, it's full of zesty, grassy, and herbal noble hops. There's a decent amount of sweet malts that quickly get drowned out by the hop attack. Bitter and dry finish. The mouthfeel is more medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is good. This is an interesting beer for the hop-head, it's an intensely hoppy beer, but with noble hops. Very interesting and tasty.

Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of scot959
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Starts off with a strong floral hop aroma which fades into a grassy note. Bready malt gives a slight sweetness and there is a hint of yeast and mid esters. The flavor is exceedingly bitter, or at least harshly bitter, and unpleasant. It's also very grassy. Some mild floral hop notes, bread, and a slight sweetness of malt. Overall, though, this was not something I enjoyed.

Photo of Metz
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden yellow color with a three-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral with some bready notes.

T - Floral hop presence with caramel, toffee and bready notes.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied lager.

O - This is a nice lager. It was a steal for $3.99.

Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big head of coarse foam in the Stella glass. Lots of champagne bubbles. Attractive amber color. Unusual resiny aroma that is hard to place. Something herbal like wild sage, but not much of the floral sort of hop.

Tastes stronger than advertised. Hops are full throttle but bitterness is manageable. Malty with the browned biscuit taste. An odd mineral taste and a hint of the skunk which is pleasant enough. Some fruity flavor like canteloupe. Fairly bitter aftertaste. Crisp and a little acidic but fairly malty.

If this is a double, it's two times 3.2% = 6.5%, but pleasant enough for an ABV in the usual IPA range. From the tall swing-top bottle, at least you get some class for your cash. Rather tasty and reminds me of the Gordon Biersch golden bock with a lot more hops.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of gpogo
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear light golden body with an impressive dense white head. Lots of bubbles.

A- Light malt, somewhat bready aroma with an ever present herbal bitterness.

T- Pleasant sweet malt flavor with a light bitterness throughout. The aftertaste has a somewhat unpleasant astringent bitterness to it.

M- Medium body and high carbonation.

D- It's alright. Not too heavy, but the bottle it comes in is quite large and after one I can't imagine having another. The astringent aftertaste was somewhat unpleasant, but other than that it is an enjoyable brew.

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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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