Gordon Biersch Czech Style Pilsner

The usual GB experience with this beer.
Clean lines define the look of the brew, true to style with nice clarity on the pour and some very good, persistent carbonation. The beer looks good with the golden body and most importantly a well retained head that produces some nice lace.
The one thing that the beer lacks is a serious Saaz like bite in the finish. There are two ways to look at this. On the plus side for the establishment it’s probably brewed in that manner to keep it approachable for the non-beer types which make up the majority of GB customers so it makes sense; BUT on the other hand it takes it away from a typical, authentic version of the style and as a result really seriously detracts from the one of my main reasons for drinking a Pils! In short, makes sense for GB but doesn’t work too well for me.
Still non-offensive but a little too basic for me.

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01/18/2010
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 5.3 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 3.1
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