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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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41 Ratings

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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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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
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%

BeerAdvocate, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

sbanacho, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

thegiantc, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

45nDown, Sep 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Beerswag, Sep 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

rao2100, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

MPSTARR, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

scot959, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Trish, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

xmangoslushie, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

grubefresh, May 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

BarrytheBear, Mar 13, 2013
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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.

zeff80, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

gpogo, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

TheMarkE, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Tumble, Dec 14, 2012
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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.

vfgccp, Nov 24, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Metz, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

brotherloco, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

liveMike, Oct 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

MadeInOregon, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange with lots of head that dissipates and leaves some pleasant lacing.

Smells like how I would expect a pilsner to smell, only this one has a few more notes. I do get more of the bready caramel notes coming through than the usual pilsner. It's quite pleasant.

Taste reminds me of a pilsner with twice as many grains and hops. I know this is at 6.5 percent so perhaps that was the case. This is very pleasant, highly drinkable and leaves me wanting more. It's very unusual that I'll want to finish this size of a beer (750ml) but the taste leads me on. I would definitely get this on tap.

Mouthfeel is perfect for this type of a pilsner. It's a bit too sticky for a regular german pilsner but for an imperial it is just right. Any less stickyness and I feel like they should let out the abv since it would go down way to easy.

Overall, Highly enjoyable, I do wish they offered this in 12oz bottles. Would be the perfect beer with a light meal.

lsummers, Oct 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Swervine44, Sep 21, 2012
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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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