Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner
BA SCORE
25.3%
Liked This Beer
3.41 w/ 359 ratings
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Czech Pilsner is a crisp, golden, highly hopped lager. This style beer was first brewed in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia in 1842 using a sample of special yeast smuggled from Germany by a Czech monk. Until this time all beers were dark and cloudy. The new Czech Pilsner was the first beer to be brewed clear and golden.

36 IBU

Added by Troyone on 02-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,401
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
359
Liked:
91
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
14.37%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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2.51/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of teromous
3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the back label: "BOTTLED ON: 11:09 335 04/03/17"

Appearance: The body has brilliant clarity. It is medium gold colored with a thick, fluffy, white head. Good retention.

Aroma: I immediately get a sweet smelling grain aroma with a light spicy hop aroma.

Taste: Up front and in the middle there is this very light bitter herb flavor with a touch of grain. The back end is slightly floral with a nice spicy hop character and a light bitter finish. The aftertaste is a light grain flavor with a touch of sweet honey. The flavors are a bit muted or watered down but they still taste good.

Mouthfeel: The beer is very clean, well carbonated, light, and easy to drink.

Overall: It is an enjoyable beer to drink. The flavors were a bit watered down which gave the beer a bit more elevation towards the bitterness. Both the malt and hop flavors were good though. I would drink it again and I would recommend it but it isn't a beer to rush out and pick up.

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Photo of LukeB
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DreDay
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AAG
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: 0.6L draft
Glass: Gordon Biersch 16-oz. Wallenstein glass
From: Gordon Biersch Brewery in San Diego, Calif.
Price: $5.95 (I think)
Purchased: Jan. 16, 2017
Consumed: Jan. 16, 2017
Reviewed as: Czech Pilsner
Misc.: N/A

Kind of rushed this review as I thought I had already reviewed it and I was at dinner. Really wanted to get back to trying some of these Gordon Biersch beers since I was not reviewing some of these true to style.

Poured a medium yellow clear color with three fingers of rocky white head when I got it. A few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled corn, hay, grass and honey. Not getting much spice from the Saaz hops as I would have thought. Definitely could tell it was a pilsner. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste followed the nose, getting hay, grass, honey and some spicy Saaz, but not as much pepper as I would have thought. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Thin texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, crisp finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was a good Czech Pilsner, but not great. (Overall - 3.50)

3.57 | 81 | B

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Photo of matcris
4.18/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For the style. A clear golden with minor bubbles rising, and a small white head that recedes quickly to a thin layer. Minor lacing. Aroma is hoppy! Grassy/hay, almost a tamale husk/corn scent, and crackery/bready malt. Same with the flavor, nice doughy, bready quality, and the above mentioned hop notes. Medium body for the style, full carbonation, and dry on the finish. Aroma is great. Full, hoppy, and bready. Flavor is good, as well, but the nose is out there, in a good way.

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Photo of Treycotton
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jw4free
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RangeRooney
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Part of a variety 12-pack $13.49 Foodland
Clear golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Very light hops taste, mainly watery with just a touch of bitterness
Overall not one that I would buy again.

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3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Budinetz
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft at the Gordon Biersch restaurant and brewery in the ATL airport.

Honestly this is a great representation of the bohemian Pilsner style. Very crisp and refreshing with the clean lager finish. It has an awesome malt balance with a bitter hop bite. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of firkingroovin
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 25.3% out of 100 with 359 ratings
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