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Gordon Biersch Zwickel Bock
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Uberbier Series (special unfiltered Hellerbock)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (546) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma is very malt forward with a lot of bread and dough character. Hints of toasted bread and cracker. Fairly yeasty aroma with some clove phenolics and faint banana and floral esters. Very light noble hop character. Pours a slightly cloudy, golden orange with hints of copper and a very large, pillowy white head that has really good retention. Medium lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly sweet with a strong malt character. Lots of bread, dough and crackers with a slight toasted and graham cracker note. Medium light clove phenolic note with lighter banana and bubblegum. Medium light bitterness and medium light floral, noble hop notes. Light alcohol spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is slightly slick. Overall an alright beer, but definitely not my favorite style. It is fairly clean without too much yeast character though the aroma is somewhat yeasty. As it warms it becomes sweeter and I pick up more fruitiness. One more style I have rated.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Luvystypotables (383) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Aroma of sour dough with a cloudy golden colour and a rich creamy head. An overwhelming sour taste of spoiled fruit and an unpleasant sour palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light, hazy orange color with a bubbly white head. Strong, malty presence. Nice, malty flavor with some light citrus zest. Doesn’t feel strong but I know it is. Nice balance. Pretty good brew. Really enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (207) - Napa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle 750ml: Hazy golden cloudy. Nice white head with good persistence and gas. Clean malty nose. Very fresh and lightly roasted. Wheat, banana, citrus. Rich palate god length. Medium sweetness. Great refreshing bitterness. Not sour. Long. Clean. Malt with moderate hop lift. Moderate to high carbonation. Great balance, weight and length. Bright flavours and good complexity. One of the best US lager / bock’s I’ve tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (722) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
A great bock. Pours a beautiful bright orange with a white head. Smells like blood orange. Taste is sweet up front, with a lot of citrus coming in at he middle and end. Sort of like lost Coast's Tangerine Wheat. Very tasty. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (527) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick frothy white head. Wheat, banana, yeast and malt aroma. Wheat, grains, malt, yeast, dough and slight grassy hop flavors. Light body and lots of carbonation. Grassy malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. Super bready aroma, doughy even. Orange-amber beer with a sudsy consistency. An easy drinker I suppose, but definitely dominated by the malt, and a filling drink as you go. Hides its 7.3% pretty well, certainly coming across as a session beer. (#5251, 9/9/2013)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
It impressed me, Light warm, Nice cloudy amber, big mouth feel, sweet fades slowly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (227) - Poway, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
Aroma is toasty cereal and grassy. Hazy golden color, small white head dissipated quickly. Taste hits the right spots, sour and bitter. Refreshing palate, light bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Poured a glowing yellow hue with thick amounts of sediment floating around while a creamy smooth white head blew up on top. Aroma is lively with quality malts and yeast and really has me salivating to take my first sip. The drink is bold with grainy malts and slight taste of alcohol and sort of reminded me of an imperial pilsner. Minor notes of sweetness but has somewhat of a harsh finish. Alcohol gives off a good buzz so it won me over in that sense.


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