Beer Appreciation: Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock


I’m not sure which intern stocked our 4th floor break room fridge with a couple of sixers Gordon Biersch Blonde Bock, but thank you. (Note to interns: this is how you earn your extra credit.) This is one of the finer G.B. offerings. It’s satisfyingly meaty yet somehow light. It drinks far richer than it’s 7% alc. disclosure. A couple bottles of these here in the 6 o’ clock hour on an empty stomach before dinner and you’re good to go.

From the label:

Blonde Bock is a moderately hopped beer with a rich, malty flavor. Made popular in the 1600s, bock beers were originally brewed by monks to minimalize hunger pangs during fasting periods. Most bock beers are dark in color. Ours is golden with a rich cream head. Prost!

Emphasis mine, all mine.

Gordon Biersch:

11041 Santa Monica Blvd. #402
Los Angeles, CA 90025