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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 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 (3130) - 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 (2576) - 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 (5319) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3479) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2002
8/05/02: Light aroma blend of flowers, hop buds and alcohol...Color is pretty honey-gold with relatively light but lacey head. Flavor is lightly sweet with hop bitters racing along sides of palate--a bit of a tang accompanies all. Finish is light and fairly clean, leaving trace dryness behind...and evidence of that demon alcohol! Despite the high ABV rating, this feels quite light-bodied--one could easily guzzle several of these down on a warm day on the patio. Personally, I wish the bottom-end flavor had a little more bloom to it, but this is smooth, refreshing, very drinkable, and it DOES have that little kick to it! Re-Rate 9/12/02: Aroma almost non-existent this round (even though it was served relatively warm). However, I liked its overall balance a bit better...it has just a touch of spice to the flavor and finish that adds a little extra warmth to its alcohol kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Interesting deep golden beer. Like a german pilsener sorta. Very light and citrusy with a hint of sweetness. Good texture and nice and full flavored. Very good, but not as bock-esque as I had imagined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2002
Pouring the color of old gold, this beer has a rocky head and an interesting winey nose (Vionier). Big malt andbread mouthfeel with a good dollop of alcohol and a fair hop kick. As it warms a definate wine charactor develops in the finnish.

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