Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:
When most brewers are popping out light and fluffy spring seasonals Gordon Biersch jukes toward the dark side. An unfiltered dark wheat beer to be exact. Poured in traditional Weizen glasses to help swirl the carbonation around, which not only helps create a massive crowning head, but pushes some of the aromatics out. Head retention is quite stellar and the color lands dark brown and very cloudy. Bready wheat malt, dusty clove and slightly green banana in the nose. Incredible smoothness has a lot of depth in the medium body. Layered maltiness shows some breadiness, caramel and a quick twang from the wheat. A little lemony with some herbal phenolics from the yeast. Hints of green banana, apple skin and mango hit around the center. Malty, but on the dry side, with some chalky yeast in the finish.
Overall, this is a great brew. The biggest reason is that it doesn't lean toward clove and banana too much and there are no harsh phenols, which some brewers seem to not be able to tame. Kudos to Gordon Biersch, we dig this beer a lot.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2010 14:37:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Hazy, dark yellow; like carrot juice! One finger head.
Aroma: Citrus, grass, fresh but with some spicy notes, perhaps cardamom?
Taste: Mild, citrus and herbs. Quite malty for its style.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, light bodied.
Overall: Not mind blowing, but decent enough with some originality as well.
Serving type: on-tap
07-10-2012 10:25:04 | More by Arborescence
3.9/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had the Dunkelweizen at the G & B in Bolingbrook, IL last evening. The color was a nice deep amber perhaps brown with off-white head that laced slightly. The aroma was sweet with hints of malt. The taste was a very good balance of grain, hops and malt. The was a slight sweetness that made the beer smooth to drink and the beer came off the pallet clean. Overall not to bad...the mouthfeel was smooth and easy. good session beer.
Serving type: on-tap
09-25-2011 14:25:02 | More by WoodBrew
Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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