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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Blonde Bock
Bock beers are represented by a male goat, which in German lore symbolizes strength and virility. In accordance with the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law of 1516), bock beers must have a pre-fermentation malt sugar concentration of 16%, which converts over to at least 7% alcohol after fermentation. These strong beers were made popular in the early 1600’s by monks in order to minimize their hunger during fasting periods. While most bocks are dark, Blonde Bock is golden-colored and malty with a rich, creamy head. The rich flavor is counterbalanced with just the right level of bitterness from the Hallertau aroma hops and create a very smooth profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Golden pour, thick, long-lasting, creamy white head. Sweet, slightly fruity, and semi-noticeable alcohol (mostly after it warms a bit).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
A sweet gold bock. One of my favorites (when on sale, of course).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Clear, bubbly golden color. Slightly sweet with fruity notes. Pretty boring when it is served so cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Tap in Palo Alto. Light and lively with lots of carbonation. An odd combination. Some spice. The blonde comes through better than the bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
I’ve waited half-a-year to try my first Gordon Biersch brew and I’m pleased I made the effort. This is a semi-sweet, almost syrupy brew that’s plenty bockish. It’s Achilles Heel is that the 7% alcohol is noticeable. Hint of spice?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 1, 2002
nothing special here. A slightly malty taste w/ a little bite at the end. There are many better beers

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