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Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock

Heller Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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A New Heller Bock From Sierra Nevada

  • Feb 24, 2010
Rating:
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 I have always been a fan of Sierra Nevada, from their classic Pale Ale to their Bigfoot Barleywine. The Glissade Golden Bock is the newest product to their line, which is classified as a Heller Bock. A Heller Bock is basically a lighter sibling of a Maibock, which is a European strong lager brewed for the Spring.

 

Glissade Golden Bock -
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Commercial Description:
As winter begins its slide toward the sunny days of spring, we bring you Glissade Golden Bock to help you enjoy the ride. Glissade is a remarkably mellow take on the traditional spring bock. With restrained sweetness, we emphasize subtle malt flavor, balanced against delicate aromas of spicy and floral European hops. This complex balance helps Glissade slide across the palate—bracing us against the last cold nights of winter, while its bright golden color turns our thoughts toward spring. ABV: 6.4%

Review: Sampled at 45 degrees. Pours a clear straw golden amber with a dense 1 inch white head. Aroma of lemon rind and pilsner malts. Lighter side of medium bodied with good carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. The pale malt core has notes of honey and biscuit, as well as a hint of toastiness. This is countered by a pronounced European grassy and herbal hoppiness. The beer leans slightly the sweet side. Finishes semi dry and clean with some light alcohol. Sierra Nevada did a nice job keeping this beer authentic to the German style, although I would prefer a little less residual sweetness. If you enjoy German lagers and don't mind a little extra "kick," give this one a try.

Recommended Food Pairing: Pizza, Grilled meats and poultry, German Cuisine, Soft or mellow white cheeses.

Value: 
Good at around $7.99 per six. Also available in 22 ounce bottles.
 

Beer Audience: Lager drinkers who can appreciate a little more body and bitterness. May be a little too aggressive for the pedestrian palate.

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February 26, 2010
sounds pretty good....I'm glad to see you're doing food pairings with your review...that's something I have a very general idea of, but that I've never really learned about
 
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From the Sierra Nevada website:

As winter begins its slide toward the sunny days of spring, we bring you Glissade Golden Bock to help you enjoy the ride. Glissade is a remarkably mellow take on the traditional spring bock. With restrained sweetness, we emphasize subtle malt flavor, balanced against delicate aromas of spicy and floral European hops. This complex balance helps Glissade slide across the palate—bracing us against the last cold nights of winter, while its bright golden color turns our thoughts toward spring.

alcohol content  6.4% by volume     
yeast  Lager Yeast
beginning gravity 15.5 Plato    
bittering hops German Magnum & German Perle
ending gravity 3.2 Plato
bitterness units 42    
finishing hops German Spalter, Slovenian Aurora & Styrian
malts Two-row Pale, Europils, Munich& Crystal
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Beer, Beers, Beersnob, Lager, Glissade Golden Bock, Sierra Nevada

Details

Type: Heller Bock
Country: USA
Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing C
ABV: 6.4%

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