Picked up a bottle of the Gordon Biersch Weizen Eisbock a week or so ago and last night decided to take it out for a test drive. The beer comes in a nifty 750 ml reclosable flip top and tips the scales at 10% ABV and a bitterness level of 30 IBU. The beer had a strong malty flavor which masked the alcohol level, but there was a metallic flavor which lurked in the flavor and was distracting from an otherwise tasty beverage. Later in the night the alcohol made me sleepy, but the warmth of the flavor during consumption was pleasant and well done. Due to the metallic nature this beer is a one and done for me, but if weizenbock is a style you covet you may want to give this one a spin around the block.

Advertisements