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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPBGordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB
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3.7/5
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42 Ratings
Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPBGordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zorro on 07-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
42
pDev:
12.16%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 15
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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Photo of shand
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz flip-top into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This guy pours out a deep golden with a large head that drops down quickly. The aroma is fairly robust, with a big dose of sweet malts along with some grassy and zesty noble hops. The taste is very good, this one has a huge noble hop kick. Seriously, it's got that back-of-the-throat drying mouthfeel that lets you know that there's A LOT of hops in here, but it's not the same kind of hops that usually get this sort of treatment. Instead, it's full of zesty, grassy, and herbal noble hops. There's a decent amount of sweet malts that quickly get drowned out by the hop attack. Bitter and dry finish. The mouthfeel is more medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, and the drinkability is good. This is an interesting beer for the hop-head, it's an intensely hoppy beer, but with noble hops. Very interesting and tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ccrida
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is dark gold with a white head leaving decent lace.

Smell is really skunky, this has a monster dose of nobles, herbal, a little sweet cereals.

Taste is similar. The big skunky hop flavor is coupled with a firm bitterness, which tempers the sweetness of the pils. Clean.

Mouthfeel is dry, lighter, almost watery.

Drinkability is pretty high, this is a quenching, tasty imperial pils for the hop heads out there. Nice to have a big hoppy beer using nobles to switch up the taste profile.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JEdmund
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight chill haze, honey yellow, tall and frothy white head.

Strong aroma of Noble hops. Nice!

Flavor surprised me by how strong yet balanced it was and ultimately enjoyable. I really didn’t expect to like this very much, but I really did enjoy it. Big Noble hop character, which is certainly a break from the norm of American hops. Good clean malt for balance, with just a touch of honey sweetness to play off the hops. Finishes dry but with a lingering hop bite.

Overall I’d say this one is a success. Not something I’m keen to drink often, but certainly something interesting to try.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with lemon, citrus, floral, and noble hops.

T - Starts off with pilsner and some sweet grainy malts with some lemon and citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, some more lightly bready malts come through with some floral and a bit of grassy hops and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts, citrus and floral hops, some bitterness, and some lager esters.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing and overall well balanced.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ML flip-top brown glass bottle.

Deep golden colored beer with a puffy white colored head.

Smell is spicy Saaz hop, the bottle claims it is 50 IBUs. Strong noble hop aroma, saffron, hay, grass, soapy and herbal scents. Smells a little soapy with a noticeable trace of sulfur from the yeast.

Starts out mildly sweet with a biscuit malt flavor and a slight sensation of salt in the mouth. Good strong hop flavors, mostly herbal and mineral on the tongue. Lots of grass and herbs in the flavor, it is bitter but not to an annoying level. Mild sensation of alcohol warmth in the chest.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent beer. Not sure it really qualifies as an Imperial Pilsner, it is just stoutly hopped.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Intensely Hopped Robust Pilser"? Let's see.

Pop the top and am met with a "Poof"...always nice to hear. Pours a pretty clear golden ale with a massive egg white colored head with sporadic lacing.

A lot of lemon in the aroma. Also an abundance of floral. Grassy. Orange. Malty. Above average but nothing special.

Being a not so Pilsner dude, the taste was better than expected. Yeasty. Earthy. The hop element is nice with a big pilsner/malty backbone on the swallow...followed by more bittering hops on the finish. Aftertaste lingers of lemon. A lot more flavor than your dad's pilsner.

Carbonated nicely.

Overall I was impressed with the offering. Not a huge Pilsner fan but the added hops spiced it up for me and gave it an unexpected push. 6.5% with a bunch of flavor. The 750 was a little much...but I finished it cuz it was the right thing to do.

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Gordon Biersch Braumeister Selekt IPB from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 42 ratings
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