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Gordon Biersch Maibock

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Gordon Biersch Maibock, one of our Top Spring Beers

Gordon Biersch Maibock
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company - San Jose, CA

Gordon Biersch's co-founder Dan Gordon studied brewing engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephan, providing him with the needed expertise to craft German beer styles. His brewery's take on a Maibock pours an amber color, with shades of copper and orange, and achieves rich malty flavor from an abundance of dark roasted caramel malt, which complements the moderate level of bitterness to create a well balanced American version of the Bavarian style. Attention to detail includes the use of a Weihenstephan yeast strain imported from Bavaria. This beer can catch you off guard, as the sweet, malty taste may lead you to forget that it has an ABV of 7.3 percent.

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock
7.3 percent
$8 / six-pack

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