I had time to spare before my flight so I stopped for lunch at Gordon-Biersch in the Dulles Airport terminal. A tall glass of their Märzen was just the thing to take the edge off the inconvenience of airports and air travel. I firmly believe that much of the enjoyment of food is visual, and this beer did look good. The beer was a dark amber color with an attractive head. The aroma is caramel and slightly sweet. The Märzen's flavor is bready, slightly sweet, with a caramel finish. It sure went down smoothly and provided a good start to the trip.
Remember that excellent crab cake I wrote about last week? Unfortunately, the Gordon Biersch version stayed true to my experiences with most restaurant crab cake sandwiches. I had to bite into the sandwich to see the crab cake. It was in there, though barely detectable, both in size and flavor. I used my airport issued plastic fork to eat the crab cake off of the copious bread. But, I really was there for the beer anyway. And that was quite enjoyable.
|Look carefully. It's there.|