Sierra Nevada “Glissade 2010” Review (#057)

Sierra Nevada
Glissade 2010
Chico, California
http://www.sierranevada.com/

From The Brewery:

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%
Yeast: Lager
Original Gravity: 15.5 Plato
Final Gravity: 3.2 Plato
IBUs: 42
Bittering Hops: German Magnum & German Perle
Finishing Hops: German Spalter, Slovenian Aurora & Styrian
Malts: Two-row Pale, Europils, Munich & Crystal

Review:

Appearance: I enjoyed this golden bock out of an imperial pint glass; it is a transparent lager with a nice foamy white top.

Smell:Sweet and bready; mostly the German malts with a bit of nice crisp hops in the background.

Taste: A drying mild sweet beer, with more hop taste then smell. A light flavored spring beer, great for in between the dark beers of winter and the hoppy ones of summer.

Mouthfeel:Bigger carbonation than I prefer, but it kept the fluffy white head alive, which made it work for me. A light bodied one, that goes down very smooth.

Drinkability/Palitability:High; this one is very drinkable and repeatable. This was my second bottle of this beer – not in one night though.

Notes: A tasty bock; not overly complex, although I think it accomplished what the brewer was trying to do.

Beautiful White Head

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