rich42 (128) - USA - MAY 24, 2002
perhaps my favorite beer that comes in a 6-pack.
I’m a major bock fan - and I’d contend that this is a real one. Light in color - but the body is full. A little malty sweetness - but it’s well balanced by the hops - result is fairly crisp.
Almost like a barvarian pilsner with 50% more malt.
I’ve found if you have it ice cold it tastes a bit citricy - I recommend letting it warm up a little.
Normally have it in the bottle - but the few times I had it on tap was excellent.
Great beer. relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
A sweet gold bock. One of my favorites (when on sale, of course). ......... clondest99 (12) - palo alto, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
A rather sweet but still very tasty beer! Be careful, you won’t taste the high alcohol content. elshunko (8) - USA - JAN 20, 2007 does not count
Great example of this traditional German style. Golden, clear and malty and very enjoyable. tramp55555 (61) - Lisbon, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
An easy drinking beer that is pleasent on the palate. This is a very good beer that you could enjoy every day
dabear21 (2) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2012 does not count
light sweetness, golden, minimal head, light body, thin feel, lively, a refreshing beer on a hot day. mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 22, 2013
Scoff at Gordon Biersch if you must, but at least they are right upfront about their beers. These are not the overly hopped West Coast abominations, but the proper balance between hops AND malt, resulting in a balanced brew just like the Germans make. Sure they make some weaklings, but overall the German way is the proper way, and will remain long after the current pine tree fetish runs its course. plummdumb99 (34) - USA - SEP 7, 2001
palate a little strong, great alcohol content, easy drinking................ krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2004 many times i'd passed this one up thinking 'blonde bock' was an oxymoron, like stout lite. it sounds like a marketing ploy to combine the robust virility of the bock with some neutered focus group's idea of 'blonde' sounding sexy and yet having the requisite blandness to appeal to the 96% of adult beverage buyers who buy the grain-pop beers from the likes of phillip morris. ahem. well, imagine my surprise. if it's a bock, i'm a republican flamingo, but it is a real decent beer. it pours brassy golden and foaming like a rabied goat. some apple and bourbon notes. great taste, sweet, but not enough to attract humingbirds. finish? too soon. Braudog (6763) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 The perfect amber color. Creamy mouthful. Nice smooth malty flavor with a slight aftertaste that barely lingers with a hint of tartness. Agree with the previous reviewer that the beer doesn’t taste of its high alcohol. In my opinion, a superb beer.