Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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2.83/5 rDev -28.2%
Had this one on tap at the restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
(Review is from notes)
A- Cloudy brownish amber
S- Caramel and clove smell, yeasty but can't get past the cloves
T- cloves, touch of banana with a flicker of fruitiness in the finish. Its a dark version of their Hefeweisen.
M- Smooth, carbonated and frothy
D- This clove thing is just not what I am looking for in a beer. Not appealing to me.
03-14-2011 02:51:18 | More by stckhndlr
3.35/5 rDev -15%
Enjoyed on-tap at the Miami brewpub. A hefeweizen with lots more chocolate malt, nothing wrong with that. An above average mouthfeel with bananna consistency and taste. A good dunkel, good looking with lots of lace. Milkshake, though taste is on the sweet side and no complexity.
02-20-2009 20:05:58 | More by Sammy
3.75/5 rDev -4.8%
The aroma has bananas, bubble gum, cloves, and wheat. The appearance hazy amber with a very large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a nicely done Dunkelweizen. I would gladly drink another one by itself or with food. It's worth a try.
04-10-2009 06:04:36 | More by nick76
3.75/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured a dark, copper, amber color with large foamy beige head. Smells of yeast, malts, spice and some kind of fruit. Tasted of wheat, yeast, roasted malts and a creamy sweetness... surprisingly good and refreshing with a great aftertaste. What a pleasant brew!
07-22-2011 02:02:06 | More by kflorence
3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
On tap at the brewpub in DC on 09.14.2009. Poured a slightly hazy auburn brown with a good deal of off-white head. The smell was characteristic of the style with some dark malts and fruits being slightly overcome by the yeastiness of the style. The taste was much the same, and the brew itself was crisp with a nice hint of carbonation and not much alcohol presence. Definite drinkability as well.
Moved from a separate listing (formerly the DC location) that has been flagged as a duplicate on 11.16.2010.
11-17-2010 19:21:10 | More by Thorpe429
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
This is my favorite of the Gordon Biersch beers. It pours kind of an ugly muddy brown color with a big off white head. The aroma is a little bready and herbal, with spices and berries. The flavor is strong with banana, clove, spice, herbal tea, and berries. A bit clunky, like most of GB beers, but tasty and not bad.
02-04-2011 18:41:27 | More by CuriousMonk
3.9/5 rDev -1%
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.
09-25-2011 14:25:02 | More by WoodBrew
3.9/5 rDev -1%
On-tap at the brewpub. I wasn't blown away by the other GB beers I tried, but this was a pretty solid option. It seemed to take inspiration from weizenbocks, with occasional dark fruit notes. Otherwise there a big sweet banana (like when a banana has black spots) taste along with a bit of cocoa, rum, and raisins. I'd order this again.
03-23-2009 03:12:57 | More by tempest
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-10-2012 10:25:04 | More by Arborescence
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
I've never been a huge fan of the Gordon Biesch brews, but here is one notable exception. Lovely, deep tan colored brew, with plenty of light tan foam. Clove and slightly fruity notes greeted my nose as I opened the bottle. The taste was a fresh mix of a slightly roasted, bready malt, like a light pumpernickle bread, a yeasty clove zip, and a little fruity, slightly banana note. Mouthfeel a little tingly, but otherwise good, and a nice, smooth, enjoyable brew.
03-04-2009 03:20:13 | More by RunDWP
4/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
08-01-2010 14:37:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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