Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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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
Ratings:
359
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of hunteraw
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden copper color in the glass, big white head, some lacing down the glass. Smell is lagery clean, with a hint of hops. Taste is the big surprise here. More hops than I expected in a pilsener, more like APA levels here, but the rest of the beer is more subdued like you'd expect in the style. Light mouthfeel, finishes well on a dry, hoppy note. Drinkable.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is light golden in color with a fluffy crisp head and loose lace. smell has has a loose Czech style with fairly clean grain and honey notes. Taste has a light honey sweet spicey graininess that finishes in a light bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a medium with good carbonation. Overall not to bad, just maybe a little rough around the edges.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Punisher
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of TheMarkE
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Bright gold with a quickly disappearing head and a touch of carbonation.

Smell: Indistinct malts and hops. Basically, it smells like beer.

Taste: Hops and cereal malts.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a slight hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. My descriptions may not sound exciting, but this is pretty much what a pils should be. Nothing above and beyond, but nothing to fuss about either. Just a good solid beer.

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Photo of herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This came in the winter pack from Costco.

Appearance- pale yellow color, good head but dissipates quickly

Smell- malt, corny aroma

Taste- sweet in the beginning, malts

Mouthfeel- light to medium bodied

Drinkability- ok I would drink it if there's nothing else but I won't seek it out.

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Photo of allstar255
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ferrari29
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from bottle into a tall Pilsener shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a clear golden colored body; well-carbonated; forms a nice one finger sized white head, but doesn't seem to hold very well; would get more style points, but kind of looks very thin, even for a Pilsener

S - Grain and corn; basic malt scents of toast; touch of rose, almost floral, nose to it; some sweet sugary notes to it also; lager airiness

T - Straight lager airiness; flat with slight bitter taste; not much bite; corn and some other grains; touch of sweetness at the start of the sip

M - Crisp and refreshing; slight hop bitter aftertaste, but lingers much longer and becomes more profound as time passes

D - Overall I'm not very crazy about this beer; I would pass if I had another stab at this; probably not something to brag about, but wouldn't hurt to have if you invite guests over who aren't that familiar with craft brews

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: Pours a rich golden hue with a two finger-thick white head that slowly settles to a nice centimeter-thick froth on the surface. Carbonation is lively and head retention is above average.

S: slightly "Euro" up front, with some floral hop notes, along with some bready, honey malt undertones.

T: Very crisp up front with some fruity notes, along with cracker and sweet honey. Hops lend a floral character, along with a slightly bitter, dry finish.

Notes: This is a solid pils. Light to moderate in body, with a crisp, dry finish. Not one of my favorite brews of this style, but very drinkable nonetheless. Definitely a good brew for a long Summer afternoon doing yard work.

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Photo of nater919
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of droomyster
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a magnificent white head that stands tall and frumpy in the pilsner glass. Aromas of pilsner malt are mostly honeyish. Flavors are straightforward: honeyish pilsner malts with a leafy hoppiness that comes through on the midpalate and finish. Overall a beautiful beer to look at, whose taste is not bad at all.

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Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of MJSJr
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of burnstar
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright clear gold with a medium sized head. Nice lacing on the surface. Smell is mild malt and a hint of herbal hops. Taste is light malt with fairly low sweetness. Some herbal and grassy noble hops. Clean and crisp. Medium bodied. Easily drinkable. A decent US made pils. Pleasant overall.

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Photo of Adkins1203
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of treehugger02010
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The body is a clear golden color with bubbles coming from a single Cneuclation point. The head is a light tan color, good retention, sparce lacing, medium bubbles.
Smell: The aromas are yeast, grass and pine hops.
Taste: The flavors are earthy hops, yeast and caramel.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is crisp with a dry body.
Drinability: This beer is very drinkable.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Wortman1998
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of EasyReader
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
3.48 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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