Gordon Biersch’s “Golden Export” is straw to golden in color with a head that quickly dissipated. The aroma has prominent malt sweetness, a little bit of hop and along some spice and herb at the back.
The flavor is clean and refreshing with a good balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Typically an “export” should have a little higher hop content (to keep it from spoiling while exported out of the region.)
The beer is moderately carbonated, which leaves the tongue ready for the next sip while the spice, herbs and hops give it a little extra zing on the tounge.
“Golden Export” is a very well balanced beer, it has good malt to hop ratio, and is smooth and refreshing. It is on point as a German export beer.
I would pair this beer with a flat bread pizza with fresh basil and tomatoes. The thin crust would bring out the malt bready like sweetness while the fresh basil and tomato would accentuate the herbal spice in the beer.
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