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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock

Being not too familiar with the golden/blonde bock style, I 'm doing a head-to head tonight with Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock and Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock.

Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock poured a brown-tinged orange into the glass, with little carbonation or head to report.  The nose had a strong corn tortilla nose with some underlying sugar.

Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock drank surprisingly carbonated, but still thick, with a semi-sweet masa body that thickened up and becamse very toasty as the beer faded.

Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock comes across as bigger and more committed to the golden/blonde bock style than Sierra Nevada Glissade Blonde Bock, but that same virtue makes it a touch less refreshing and heavier and therefore somewhat less desirable as a session beer on a hot day.  Both beers are well made and enjoyable.

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