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Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-01-2005)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SkinniePost, Apr 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of BeerManDan
4/5  rDev +2%

Poured a deep brown with a fair amount of foam and loads of lace. The smell of wheat, roasted malts and yeast filled the nose. The taste was of a thick sweetness with a hint of bitterness to balance this smooth tasting dunkelweizen. One of the best U.S. Dunkelweizen that I've tasted in a long time!

BeerManDan, May 10, 2008
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%

Appearance: Opaque orange-brown with thick creamy head. Looks gorgeous!

Smell: Very floral with banana, clove, figs and malted wheat. Looking forward to this one.

Taste: Creamy banana with some dark fruits, clove and spices. A touch of citrus as well on top of a wheat base. Maybe it's because I'm having this right after a St. Pauli Girl, but this is delicious.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and full bodied with lower carbonation.

Drinkability: Wish there were some more of these in the fridge. Gotta get back to the Fresno State-Rutgers game. Go Dogs!

ThreeWiseMen, Sep 01, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

DOCRW, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

nzerbe, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of PatrickJR
4.43/5  rDev +13%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Dark brown, murky, completely opaque. Two fingers of light brown head rise with good retention. No lacing.

S - Phenomenol aroma. Huge banana aromas with a nice dark bread in the background. Vanilla creeps in and out along with a touch of sourness. Well rounded and complex.

T - Light sweetness with lots of bananas, perhaps a bit on the overripe side. Breadiness comes on full force mid palate with remnants of fruit. Slight sourness and moderate phenolic character dominate late palate. Medicinal notes with mild bitterness in the finish with banana still bouncing around.

M - On the full side of medium bodied with a moderate to high carbonation. Couldn't ask for much more except perhaps a smidge less carbonation.

D - Dunkelweizens can make great drinking beers, and this brew is no exception. Perhaps the best dunkelweizen I've had, Gordon Biersch has managed to retain some sweetness as well as highlight the sourness and phenols present in hefeweizens. Certainly one of the best dunkels out there for anyone interested.

PatrickJR, Mar 31, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2%

This is a damn good beer. Gordon Biersch makes some ok beers, but this one is very good.

Dark toffee warm color.

Banana noise, yeasty goodness

Great carbonation, fruity taste, leaves with a roasty burnt malt taste.

Get this beer if you can and you like the style.

Murchmac, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of nick76
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

nick76, Apr 10, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Asics, Apr 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Lukebell15, Mar 18, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Appearance: The pour is cloudy brunt orange in color with a frothy off-white head.

Smell: The nose is dominated by unripened banana. Aromas of wheat and clove are also noticeable.

Taste: The flavor profile starts out with soft wheat and an mild herbal and clove component. Lemon zest, caramel and notes of banana join the mix in the mid-palate. The finish is where this beer really brings it. Banana, fresh-squeezed lemon and clove, explode and linger well in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It's on the lighter end of medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a really good effort. Great traditional approach to the style.

goschool, May 19, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

John_Beeryman, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Rootdog316
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%

You can easily tasted the malted wheat and yeast in this beer. The roasted malt offsets some of the banana, citrus and clove flavors, producing a sweet, rich and slightly spicy brew that is both refreshing and nuanced. Apparently the beer undergoes five to six weeks of aging which helps strengthen the flavor. Another great GB beer.

Rootdog316, Sep 08, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Arborescence
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.

Arborescence, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

HungarianCount, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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!

kflorence, Jul 22, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Cloudy/hazy light brown color with a tan or apricot hue and some biege head and too dificult to see the action.

Banana, hint of caramel, and some grain malt aroma.

Even background notes of banana, bubblegum, and vanilla with lots of toasted grain, wheat, and barley malt flavors.

Light bodied, rich slightly buttery feel, with lively soft carbonation.

This is a toasty grain session beer brewed in craft form, excellent.

Troyone, Feb 27, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

brywhite, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 25, 2012
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2.83/5  rDev -27.8%

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.

stckhndlr, Mar 14, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

From notes on 4/7/14

On tap at RDU. Don’t know if I’ve had this style before. Strong sweet taste. Some banana taste. Body is a beautiful cloudy amber. Love the look.

kkleu357, Today at 03:31 PM
Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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