JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color with a fluffy off white head that is gone within a minute of pouring. Malt and dark honey aroma. Slight amount of cardboard(older sample?), followd by pure bock flavors. Malt sweetness throughout and a touch of plastic. Quite thick and almost cloying. Decent feel, but the slight off flavors distract from the overall enjoyment. Outstanding finish with a wonderful malt flavor that linger.
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sweet gold bock. One of my favorites (when on sale, of course).
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, bubbly golden color. Slightly sweet with fruity notes. Pretty boring when it is served so cold.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice color, body is light for a bock. Good balanced flavor that stimulates but does not overpower your buds. My favorite Gordon Biersch, readily available in my area so I usually have some in my fridge.
Frank (3341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has such a nice golden orange color that I still find it attractive despite the complete abscence of any head. It looks very similar to apple juice and almost glows in the light. Slightly acidic with a noticable bit of alcohol but I enjoyed the strong, slightly-fruity aroma. Bitterness in the finish overcompensates a bit for its slight sweetness.
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap in Palo Alto. Light and lively with lots of carbonation. An odd combination. Some spice. The blonde comes through better than the bock.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, small head. Mildly hopped, medium malts. Light flavored beer with a nice malty flavor. Somewhat sweet. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is very malty with not a lot of bitterness.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve waited half-a-year to try my first Gordon Biersch brew and Iím pleased I made the effort. This is a semi-sweet, almost syrupy brew thatís plenty bockish. Itís Achilles Heel is that the 7% alcohol is noticeable. Hint of spice?
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
nothing special here. A slightly malty taste w/ a little bite at the end. There are many better beers
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and smooth on the palate, with a vinous characteristic and an alcoholic bite in the finish. Delicate, with no obtrusive off-flavors; but then again, nothing to really take notice of either. Take that for what it is, and choose which side of the fence you want to send your perspective.