Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock

Very happy to see GB bottle their beers now, as I have always felt that they are generally under-rated and get a bad rap when in fact they make some half decent beer. Not stellar, but decent, especially in one or two, specific, German style areas.
Blonde Bock six pack from my local Publix supermarket, $8.99.
Pour is a golden body with a nice head that forms quickly. Sadly the head is poorly retained and there is a little lace.
Sweet malt nose with some alcohol and some pale malts. The tastes reflect the nose and there is some decent viscosity about the mouthfeel, almost as if the beer is a lot higher in ABV. A good Bock will always give you a slightly syrupy note and an alcohol presence that definitely holds its own, and this is no exception. Some light apples and acidity upfront and a crisp finish put together a pretty nice, thirst quenching package that drinks every bit of its 7%. It has a moreish, malty sweetness that sits nicely with me.
I like this beer in small quantities, as a lot of it seems like it might accumulate some sugar and give a nasty hangover.
I think GB deserves a bit more credit than they get, and I for one will be buying their beers again.

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05/01/2010
Style:
Bock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.98
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