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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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The tradition of the Maibock beer began in the 14th century in Einbeck, Germany. This bock beer style was so popular the brewmaster was lured away by the Bavarians to replicate the style. Gordon Biersch Maibock is rich and full-bodied, emphasizing dark roasted, caramelized Munich malt and brewed in accordance to the German Purity Law of 1516.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Chesapeake, VA, opened 7/15/11. Kinda surprised I haven’t had this one yet. Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, apple, floral hops. The taste is toasted malts with a slight grassy hop finish. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (632) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Tap (Honolulu). Bronze/amber pour with white head. Aroma of banana, fresh dough. Taste was a bit bready and sour as well as some malt notes. Decent. Left me wanting there to be more flavor and substance to it than there was but decent overall.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Boring! Boring! Boring! No aroma or taste to speak of. Pours amber from tap but it just lays there inert.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1029) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Good malty maibock. Solid balance and smooth finish. Quite tasty. On draft @ WOB LOL.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Had at the Kansas City Gordon Biersch, actually walked a while in the rain just to see if there was anything new on tap from my last visit to a GB years ago, this was it.. . Poured a basic tan, light light foam .. . light maple and some fake honey, and a touch of booze .. . i didn’t like this at all, and at $7, yikes.. but i got a sweet glass out of it .. .
Hey Stan. Did you see that rainbow this morning? - Yeah. It was huge.
- Eh. I hate those things.. - What’s there to hate about rainbows?
Well, you know. You’ll just be sitting there, minding your own business, and they’ll come marching in, and crawl up your leg, and start biting the inside of your ass, and you’ll be all like, "Hey. Get out of my ass you stupid rainbows." -
what the hell are you talking about?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
At the Gordon B restaurant in Myrtle. Gave me the big size draft by mistake and after hours in the sun, gave me way too much of an afternoon beer buzz. Copper color, very slight haze, head recedes but top haze stays. Banana, dough in the nose. Tangy palate, a bit sour, a bit boozy, wood, malt notes. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Tap at McLean, VA. Pours clear amber with a medium-short, fizzy white head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), light hops (spicy), and no esters with a clean lager character and notes of dates. Flavor is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, nutty), light hops (spicy), and no esters with a clean lager character and notes of dates. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle, poured into a standard pint glass. Clear amber/orange color with an average small off-white head that dissipates to nothing rather quickly. Mostly malty aromas. Mix of bready, caramel and some sweet dark fruit smell peeking through. Taste is sweet malts. Some of that dark fruit flavor showing up. Perhaps a little too sweet. A tiny hint of hops kind of shows up in the finish. but it’s not really that noticeable. Medium bodied with a fizzy carbonation and moderate finish. I don’t know. I don’t really love the beer. It’s not fantastic and there’s nothing exciting about this beer. Then again I don’t hate it either. Just nothing I’d ever buy again. Distributors must’ve started pushing this beer around here about a year ago. It seemed like every bar or liquor store was getting this stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3210) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap
By the time I got to this last sample I had the sense that the brewmasters at Gordon Biersch do not try very hard. They obviously know how to make decent beer. However they also want the same experience across all their restaurants. Much like other national chains it seems that the draw is in this predictability. Personally I won’t be coming back.

Aroma / Appearance - Semi-opaque bubbles of bronze liquid eased to the top. Warm and inviting as it was the nose was messy and unfocused. Malts and hops blend seamlessly but carelessly. The wheat finish is fresh from the oven and the only good aspect.

Flavor / Palate - Unsalted sourdough pretzels dry out the throat. Warmth tickles the edges of the palate. However the total result is again boring and within two sips I had lost all interest. I can’t imagine it would get any better with a full pour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (305) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Aroma is clean caramel malt, herbal hops. Appearance is reddish orange with small white head. Crystal clear. Very attractive beer. Taste is very malty. Caramel, bread crust, minerally, tangy herbal hops finish off mixed with mild roasty flavor. A sweet beer, not cloying, but almost. Palate is medium +.Very crisp even with the nearly full body. Sweetness and roasty hops bitterness linger. Impressive beer, great definition of the style IMO.


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