JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Washington DC restaurant. Amber coloured with a thick white head. I’ve have honestly never come across such a seriously mis-named beer. This is a very nice, very hoppy smelling and tasting beer. With a full bodied , smooth mouthfeel. It tastes nothing like a lager, never mind a Czech one? Judging by the other reviews this version is not much like those available in other of their outlets. It is however excellent.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Annapolis location--identified as "Czech Pilsner" rather than "Czech Lager". Let this one warm up a little. GB seems to serve things too cold. Once it does warm, the flavor really opens up. I loved it. Unusual, in that this beer almost seemed malt-focused, with the hops there only for their considerable bitterness, of both a piercing and blunt variety. I liked that feature, as it really served to highlight the star of the show, which was the malt. The malt was extraordinarily complex--the flavors were primarily that kind of fresh sweetness that I associate with some of my favorite pale lagers. There was a little corny taste in their for good measure. I found it superb.
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pilsner hops aroma with some grain malt smell in the background.
Light golden color with a white head that quickly dissipated, little action with a minor hint of sediment suspension.
Lots of the Pisner hops flavors up front including some English Tea and a barley grain taste with a hint of butter in the background.
Light bodied, slight buttery and watery/resin mix feel, with a tad of astringency and soft carbonation.
Good session beer with a lot going on.
This is titled Czech Style Pilsner on the bottle, hope it’s the same one. Bought the mixed case at Costco.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always kills me when people rate a good Czech Pilsner low. This one is solid. First of all, I got this six pack in BevMo while visiting Walnut Creek, CA. Came in BROWN bottles. Please note this, true Czech pils brewers - the green bottle detracts and destroys your beer. Pours yellow straw with a puffy head that dissipates. Aroma of grass and hardly any sulfur. An appropriate hop bite with a clean finish. If you ever want a good example of a style, you can’t go wrong with Gordon-Biersch. A solid beer with a simple malt profile and a single hop. Thanks!
JoeinDahlem (1478) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent pils with nice spicy hop character. Draft at the one in KC. Bright, clear gold with thick, sticky, bright white foam. Grain-mill nose and sharp, spicy, moderate hop-bitterness. Lively and dry. Very clean.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer as far as pilsners go. Lots of spice in the aroma and flavor. Very dry and crisp. Very nice body massages my tongue. Perfect for a hot afternoon. Well done.
Frank (4120) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This a really solid pilsner w/ big floral hop flavor and fat maltiness w/o being too sweet or heavy. It is a clear golden color w/ a thin head of fine bubbles and lots of lace. It’s full bodied but crisp w/ vigorous carbonation. It might be a hair overboard in terms of body to be perfect for the style but given how far off some breweries get from this style it’s really hard to complain.
Alphadelic (2206) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very authentic and spicy hop character. Lovely malty character, buttery and sweet.
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Czech Pilsner is another gordon biersch classic and should possibly become the staple beer of this brewery. This had to be the best pilsners I have ever had (note that this is one of my least favorite styles of beers).
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Golden in color with decent head. Aroma was all crisp bready malt. Taste follows with a refreshing clean hop bite and refreshing finish.