Gordon Biersch Pilsner | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch PilsnerGordon Biersch Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States
gordonbiersch.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StevieW on 06-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.32%
 
 
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Sammy
2.58/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the Miami brewpub. The trainer was serving me and said its more of a Czech pilsner. Of course reasonable people may disagree. Neutral aroma. A bit more cloudy yellow than a plane lager, and had some white head, left some lace. Some saaz hops, and an off-bitterness.On the thinner side.

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Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the CO Springs airport, this was a bit pricey, $6 for a .5L, try it elsewhere if you can

Poured gold & efferevescent wit a tight 1" white head. Good lacing & pretty fair head retention

S: Floral hops, maltyness & a hint of grainyness

T: Sweet malt quickly gives way to floral hops & grainyness. Slight grassyness emerges as it warms, along with a kittle soapyness. Finishes crisp, hoppy & a little sweet

MF: Medium bodied, maybe a little too overcarbonated, but not prickly, the balance is a bit all over the place. Couldn't pin down if this was a hoppy pils or a malty pils!

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Photo of Jason
3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Dense rocky head after a proper pils pour, not as clear as I expected ... odd to seem some residual sediment here. Fresh herbal hop aroma; grassy, soft resin, and earthy. Even bitterness if not slightly aggressive to start, grainy but clean ... very clean. Good amount of herbal hop flavor even into the finish. Much better on tap at the brewpubs but the bottle will do just fine.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a rather odd selection for me, in that I had never heard of it and really did not know what to expect going in. Poured decent pale golden amber with a nice white foamy head on top and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom. A touch of side glass lace was present, but nothing to write home about. The smell was light, full of grain with a touch of rice or corn. Seemed to come off a bit muted to be honest. The flavor again was decent, but it too seemed to be a bit muted, like it was missing something. Lots of malt tones and a decent backbone of a bread like nature. Some small bettering hops could be detected in the finish as well as a bit of a light fruitiness. Very nice carbonation and a very light body made this about as drinkable as water. Overall it was not terrible by any means. A bit of an average pilsner for me, enough there though to get me curious about some of the other offerings the brewery may offer. May have to check them out sometime in the future if I get a chance to go out that way. But a good call, better then a macro for sure.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Filtered golden straw color fluffy bright white head leaves fine even lacing all around my pilsner glass. Aroma: Biscuit pale malts slight grassy hop bursts not bad at all, good combonation of scents here with the Saaz becoming very noticeable. Taste: European hops dominate the palate in a good way, low sweetness finishes very crisp with a slight driness with a grainy finish and lasting hop flavor that seduces the palate, nice well done solid all around pils. Mouthfeel: Lighter bodied very refreshing evenly carbonated each sip produces the aahh that's refreshing sound. Drinkability: Easy to consume glad a picked up a sixer of this brew.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GClarkage
3.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/03/05- Snagged from best friends wedding in February.

Presentation- 12 oz brew with date on the back label. Poured into my Radeberger glass.

Appearance- 3/4 inch beautiful creamy ultra white head. Classic dark yellow color and above average lacing.

Smell- Very light smell. A bit of grain and that's about it.

Taste- Very flavorful. Lots of malty grain. Very crisp and somewhat dry on the finish. A tad bit of bitterness to be found.

Mouthfeel- Dry mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation.

Drinkability- This is a pretty decent pils. Very impressed with this one. Better than some of the more popular ones I have tried. Two thumbs up here. Tasty.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Gavage
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a decent 1/2" head. Few lacing spots at the start, but none after a few minutes. The aroma is faint of light grass and grains tones. The flavor is slightly weak on the malt levels and the bitterness is about right for a pilsner. Some grassy tones evident.

The mouthfeel is crisp with a clean finish. Thin bodied. Nicely drinkable, but this is a rather bland pilsner on the flavor front.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: This is currently the spring seasonal (I am assuming spring and not winter since it is springtime) but I was told that this GB was phasing out one of their regular beers and was going to put this pils in regular rotation.

A solid golden body that was semi-see thru with a staunch one-finger head. Had somewhat of a roasty smell, with a hint of roasted malt (go figure) mixing in with some zesty hops and a bit of lemon citrus. This citrus is mixed in with the hops for a decent taste, although the hops and lemon seem to nullify each other. Still produces a smooth body with a somewhat dry finish on the backbite, although there seems to be a bit of graininess on the backbite also. I am not a huge pils fan but this is an alright pils that I could have occasionally while sitting outside on GB's patio in warm weather.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap at the brewery in San Jose.
Crisp and hoppy. A nice gold color topped by a dense white head. There is perhaps a faint bit of haze. The aroma is of continental hops, as it should be. The beer is finished by a light bitterness. Fortunately it has been served warm enough to get the subtle malt expression. A bit more hops would make this beer wonderful.

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Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

San Jose bottled beer purchased from the San Jose BevMo.

This is a clear gold colored lager with a skimpy white head.

Smell is sweet with a bit of grassy and citrus smelling hops. Malt doesn't feature much in this beer except for its absence.

Taste is quite dry with a grassy hop flavor at the beginning. Flavor doesn't develop much from the first taste; this is just a noticeable more bitter lager.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Honestly this is a disappointing beer. A Heineken has more pilsner flavor than this beer. Avoid, try anything else made by the company.

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Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Golden color with solid clarity, thin white head 1/6". Aroma was neutral, maybe some bready aspect.

Taste even had that lager amount of diacetyl, nothing real bothersome, will fade with another week or tow. Carbonation very high. Its just one of those beers that pairs well with garlic fries, other than that, it doesn't do much for me. Almost a heavier malt bill than it should.

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Photo of RBorsato
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear straw/light gold color with a nice white head at first with subdued carbonation leaving good lace. Light German hop aroma with little to no malt aroma or flavor and no outstanding characteristics. Very light bodied with a dry finish.

Very boring Pils -- not one to seek out in bottles. I've had better on draft at the GB brewpubs.

Per label: "Crisp Golden Lager"

Bottled: 09/14/04
Tasted: 11/18/04

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.91/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear deep golden colour, with a full and meringuey head of foam. Rocky bubbling leaves some sticky lacing. Lots of large-bubbled carbonation. It looks the part.

Nose is unfortunately really very weak. Bit of grainy malt, and maybe something green and a little fresher, with a bit of sharp seltzer water. Eh. Not great. Very lean on flavour.

Taste is clear and clean, but also extremely light, like the nose. Some graininess and a sharpness on the back which is probably the most pleasant aspect. Some slightly harsh huskiness come out later. Mouthfeel is sparkling, but the carbonation feels slightly bloating.

It's not bad, but it's only average. Drinkable enough, and more flavoursome than a generic pale lager, but not nearly as good as some of the best pilseners.

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Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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Gordon Biersch Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
3.33 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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