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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sierra Nevada Glissade Goden 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.

Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock, true to it's name, poured a golden, honey-yellow into the glass with light carbonation trails and a slight white head lining the edge of the glass.  The nose was a bit crisper than the Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, with a lime and roasted corn nose.

Although Sierra Nevada Glissade is a bit subdued for a Sierra Nevada brew, it had much more hop up front and a slightly cleaner start.  Soft citrus turned to a core of sweet cornbread (much less pronounced than in the Blonde Bock) and faded to a slightly astringent linger.

I don't know that I could tell you where I landed on this head to head.  Sierra Nevada Glissade is a crisper, more refreshing brew than Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, but seemed slightly less committed to staying true to the variety.

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