Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sierra Nevada Glissade Golden Bock

Web stuff: 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

The Tasting Experience: I've tried a lot of new beers this week and it seems like everyone is swinging for the fences.  I've had some home runs, and some massive whiffs.  Guess where this one falls.  My tasting notes from last night are "Another skunky, swampy european flavored beer."  Central european malts and hops are definitely not my thing.  At least I didn't have to dump it.

Update:  I had this at a beer tasting, and it was slightly better, improving the grade to from a C- to a ...
Grade: C+

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