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:
#41,320
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
359
Liked:
91
Avg:
3.41/5
pDev:
14.37%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of hangh
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very pale yellow clear colored beer. It has a pretty clumpy head with some decent lacing. Very few carbonation bubbles after about 1 minute past opening. It has a clear bready smell. It is very mild though and hard to pick up unless you are almost touching it. Taste is like most pilseners. Some more eccentric hops at work here, not just traditional pils hops. I'm having trouble picking it out. It's medium bodied with medium carbonation. I'd say it's a decent beer, but not the beer I'd order if I wanted a pils

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
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 jdense
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Gordon Biersch Washington DC 2.19.12.

Deep gold mostly clear a bit of chill haze. Clean malt bill in the nose, floral hops. Taste mirrors nose, pretty clean but a bit sweet. Mouthfeel well on light side of medium, dry finish. OK but pretty sweet for the style.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.21/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of champ103
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with decent retention. Light lace.
S: Spicy and floral hops up front. A light fruity aroma. Grainy malt lingers.
T: Grainy malt take over. The fruity and spicy hops are all but gone.
M/D: A thin body and high carbonation. Not hard to drink if I wanted to put a few away.

Same old song. The nose had a little more going, but overall another bland attempt.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of ferrari29
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
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 Jeysun23
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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