LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 2010 bottling, 12 oz. bottle. Beautiful, dark gold color with a creamy white head. Unusual initial aroma of pear, changing to bread after settling. Very smooth, good body, with a taste of honey. More pronounced malt than most of Sierra Nevadaís offerings, but finishes with nice citrus hops. I have tried all of SNBrCoís offerings, most of which are only available at their brewery in Chico, and this is my favorite. A perfect spring ale.
UPDATE: Eagerly anticipating the 2011 release, I bought a case of Glissade in early January, but ended up being disappointed. The 2011 version, while still smooth and well-balanced, is completely lacking the nuances that made the 2010 Glissade so appealing. Because I still had a few bottles of the 2010 release (albeit not as fresh), I did a taste comparison. The original beer still had that lovely aroma of pear upon pouring into a pint glass, which was lacking in the new beer. And the yeasty bread that followed was still there in the 2010, but lacking in the 2011. The color is similar, and the latest offering tastes like an easy-drinking spring bock, but the 2010 was definitely a superior beer. I would give the 2011 Sierra Nevada Glissade a 3.6-3.8 rating, with the biggest loss of points on aroma and taste.
teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful aroma of honey and corn
Beautiful golden appearance. Not a rocky head, but a lasting head which clings to the side of the glass.
Heaven! Not too sweet, not too hoppy, Itís really perfect, actually. The malts and hops complement well.
Again, perfect. Not too sticky, not too dry.
Snatch this up if you can. It only comes out in the spring. Also, itís a wonderful bargain. The ABV is 6% (Not that youíd notice) and it only costs around 10 bucks a sixer.
420lkc (1) - fort worth, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Heavenly, excellent, drink alot of this beer! :-) ****************--*- °####!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour...Lasting white head...Spicy hop aroma...Medium body and very smooth...Bit of malts up front with a mild hop finish...Quite good...
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I REALLY like this beer. Normally Iím a huge hop-head and am quite a fan of SNís Torpedo. This was the first malt-centric beer that Iíve genually really liked. Itís sweet without being sweet (malt character), slightly bitter, and has a perfect lager yeast character.
I donít know why this is one of SNís lower rated beers but I definitely like it as much as Torpedo, one of their highest rated.
Appearance is golden almost like Budweiser, nice head but it dissipates quickly, flavor is malty with some very nice yeast esters.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slight sulfur aroma with mild noble hops and slight malt sweetness. Sparkling golden in color with a frothy head - A+. Very nice flavor - light caramel, very clean, some spicy and citric hop zing, a real pleasure. Medium bodied with a nice hop aftertaste. This is very nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
moderate slick body to this way refreshing brew. it looks beautiful and is perfectly golden with small tight bubbles. flavor of cracker it is moderately sweet with a peppry spice hop profile that is just a touch hoppy so as you could imagine it as piney, citrus or whatever. i would have suspected little else from this brewer but i am surprised that more havent recognized this as a pure triumph in brewing. i dont want to mentione the great sessions who now have to step aside because, this, is some great beer.
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome, a new top 10 lager for me!!
Apprearance: Amber brown with a light head. Looked tasty, or like a healthy wizz.
Smell: I knew I was in for a treat with the like crisp lager smell, and the mild malty aroma of a good German lager without the green bottle skinniness. A hint of lemon and grassy tones, with very subtle hops.
Taste: Great mild malt flavor with the lager yeast and the lemon and grassy notes all there. Pleasently complex for a Lager, and had that great crisp lager finish. The bittering hops at the end added to the finish.
Mouthfeel: Nothing special, maybe a little light for a bock.
Drinkabiliy: Very drinkable, and at 6.4% alcohol a little dangerous as I could see myself going through a few of these at a sitting.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Gold with good, creamy white head / Floral nose of honey and grain / Medium body, some sweetness, with smooth balance of malts and hops on the good, bitter finish / Candied flavors of toasted grain, grapes, and clover honey / Very nice from the reliable SN.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Glissade Golden Bock--2010 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV--42 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Maibock--Rich lacy white head. Clear thin bright pretty gold color. Mellow floral Noble hop front. Crisp zesty rich butter caramel pale malt subtle sweet body. Spicy rich hop smooth mild citrus crisp lager end. Rich spicy Maibock. Well Done & Hoppy. Sampled 1/24/2010. 6-Pack--$8.99.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--Glissade Golden Bock--2011. 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. 42 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Maibock? Mild thin lace white head. Clear pretty bright rich dark gold color. Mellow floral hop delicate sweet malt front. Very smooth clean rich light toasted mild sweet light caramel refreshing rich Maibock body. Smooth mild hop fresh refreshing satisfying easy end. Sampled 1/7/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $8.50 at PCC--Fremont 1/7/2011.