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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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84
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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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MadeInOregon

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark gold with a white head leaving decent lace.

Smell is really skunky, this has a monster dose of nobles, herbal, a little sweet cereals.

Taste is similar. The big skunky hop flavor is coupled with a firm bitterness, which tempers the sweetness of the pils. Clean.

Mouthfeel is dry, lighter, almost watery.

Drinkability is pretty high, this is a quenching, tasty imperial pils for the hop heads out there. Nice to have a big hoppy beer using nobles to switch up the taste profile.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 04:45:52 | More by ccrida
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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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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

07-08-2014 02:33:04 | More by GClarkage
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rao2100

Malaysia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-10-2013 11:16:45 | More by rao2100
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sbanacho

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

03-21-2014 04:38:58 | More by sbanacho
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JohnLynch


4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-22-2012 00:08:57 | More by brotherloco
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JEdmund

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight chill haze, honey yellow, tall and frothy white head.

Strong aroma of Noble hops. Nice!

Flavor surprised me by how strong yet balanced it was and ultimately enjoyable. I really didn’t expect to like this very much, but I really did enjoy it. Big Noble hop character, which is certainly a break from the norm of American hops. Good clean malt for balance, with just a touch of honey sweetness to play off the hops. Finishes dry but with a lingering hop bite.

Overall I’d say this one is a success. Not something I’m keen to drink often, but certainly something interesting to try.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 15:23:07 | More by JEdmund
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with lemon, citrus, floral, and noble hops.

T - Starts off with pilsner and some sweet grainy malts with some lemon and citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, some more lightly bready malts come through with some floral and a bit of grassy hops and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts, citrus and floral hops, some bitterness, and some lager esters.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing and overall well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 04:11:07 | More by ngeunit1
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xmangoslushie

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-09-2013 00:15:42 | More by xmangoslushie
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zeff80

Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Foamy off-white head sits about 2 fingers high. Excellent retention and ok lace. Nice orange gold body. Slightly cloudy.

S - Bready pilsner malt nose, plantains, lightly spicy hops.

T - Sweet bready malt; white bread and biscuits. Round, herbal hop bitterness with a bight black pepper and lemon finish.

M - Medium-light frame. Maybe medium to style.

O - A solid American take on a pilsner with bigger malt and hop notes than you'd traditionally expect in the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 20:03:01 | More by vfgccp
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kaseydad

California

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Intensely Hopped Robust Pilser"? Let's see.

Pop the top and am met with a "Poof"...always nice to hear. Pours a pretty clear golden ale with a massive egg white colored head with sporadic lacing.

A lot of lemon in the aroma. Also an abundance of floral. Grassy. Orange. Malty. Above average but nothing special.

Being a not so Pilsner dude, the taste was better than expected. Yeasty. Earthy. The hop element is nice with a big pilsner/malty backbone on the swallow...followed by more bittering hops on the finish. Aftertaste lingers of lemon. A lot more flavor than your dad's pilsner.

Carbonated nicely.

Overall I was impressed with the offering. Not a huge Pilsner fan but the added hops spiced it up for me and gave it an unexpected push. 6.5% with a bunch of flavor. The 750 was a little much...but I finished it cuz it was the right thing to do.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 00:41:35 | More by kaseydad
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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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Trish

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-06-2014 02:20:36 | More by thegiantc
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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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