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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 07-06-2012)
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

08-28-2012 01:30:21 | More by yemenmocha
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -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

06-26-2014 17:21:14 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Beerswag

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-17-2013 21:00:13 | More by Beerswag
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-26-2012 04:58:32 | More by JohnLynch
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-18-2012 03:18:30 | More by InfernoBoss
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

08-07-2012 23:16:44 | More by GRG1313
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-23-2013 19:30:33 | More by jaydoc
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Tumble

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-14-2012 00:16:39 | More by Tumble
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Zorro

California

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

07-06-2012 23:55:00 | More by Zorro
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Trish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-18-2013 22:29:52 | More by Trish
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shand

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

07-21-2012 00:30:14 | More by shand
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kdown

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-19-2012 18:30:46 | More by kdown
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JustinQ

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-27-2012 04:28:02 | More by JustinQ
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liveMike

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-15-2012 04:34:05 | More by liveMike
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-17-2013 17:38:05 | More by MPSTARR
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MadeInOregon

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

10-11-2012 21:15:37 | More by MadeInOregon
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scot959

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

08-04-2013 05:20:24 | More by scot959
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womencantsail

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

08-10-2012 04:17:40 | More by womencantsail
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Metz

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

10-24-2012 01:15:41 | More by Metz
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-17-2013 22:11:16 | More by grubefresh
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zeff80

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

03-01-2013 02:16:41 | More by zeff80
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

08-31-2012 05:32:26 | More by mactrail
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.4%

03-13-2013 02:39:12 | More by BarrytheBear
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gpogo

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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.

02-03-2013 02:49:41 | More by gpogo
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-22-2012 00:08:57 | More by brotherloco
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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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