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Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
87
very good

60 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.54%
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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Photo of Asics
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Asics, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Lukebell15
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Lukebell15, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of goschool
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
Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

cynical1027, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of John_Beeryman
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
Photo of Leftofthedial
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
Photo of HungarianCount
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

HungarianCount, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of kflorence
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
Photo of Troyone
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
Photo of brywhite
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

brywhite, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of SlowWideTurns
4/5  rDev +2%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of stckhndlr
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
Photo of RunDWP
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

RunDWP, Mar 04, 2009
Photo of evilkorova
4/5  rDev +2%

evilkorova, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Nick3
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%

Poured into a tall pilsener style glass. Beer has a nice 3 finger head that holds pretty weel. Beer is dark brownish-orange in color. Ample carbonation continues to feed the head, looks delicious. Strong banana smell is tempered by a sweet malty nose along with some spices . . can't wait to drink it! Taste does not disappoint. Extremely smooth beer with hints of banana, clove, toffee and some fruit. Nothing overpowering in the taste but an amazingly well balanced and complex brew at the same time. Could drink quite a few of these and will continue to order them when I visit the restaurant.

Nick3, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of Derrill
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Derrill, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of marksto
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

GB beers recently became available in our area.

This one is poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 3/11. It's bottle conditioned as should be with this style. Displays a muddy, light brown color with requisite wheat haze and a big fluffy head. The head has great retention and takes on a rocky appearance as several minutes pass.

Really nice, full weissbeer aroma with banana, clove, and a delicate spiciness. The banana and clove carry over in the flavor. This beer also has that subtle tart, tangy character that the best german wheat beers possess. The esters are toned down a bit more than a regular hefe would be, as the darker malts lend a light richness and temper the estery character a bit. This beer has a light body and great frothy carbonation level that accentuates the spiciness and makes it very quenching.

This is one beautiful dunkelweizen! The best I've had outside Germany and a must-have for any afficiando of this style.

marksto, Jun 12, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Capitals82, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of BrewMonkey
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a deep cloudy hazy amber with quite a rapidly developing head that sits up very nicely.

Very pleasant clove and fruit aroma, minimal citrus. A slight sourness attacks the pallet and gives way to a mellow fruity caramel profile. Very bubbly mouthfeel, a little bit thin but not bad. Slightly spicy aftertaste.

Overall a pretty good beer, especially considering it cost less than a dollar a bottle as part of a Costco mixed 24 pack.

BrewMonkey, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of btorsdog
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Prost-X. This stuff is goood! Thoght I was back in Bavaria but on steroids, SWEET!
Foggy nut type brown with a great white head with staying power.
Smell has lots of little side notes but pretty much strait-up weizen- NICE!
Taste is outstanding somewhat bready with all the little sweetness notes nice and malty with a touch of hoppiness-very cool!
Mouth was what you think kinda thick and almost chewy but carbonation keeps it under control in a very good way.
Drnk was GREAT very refreshing and not as heavy as I expected. Very Well Crafted Brew!

btorsdog, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of mattffrost
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Appearance: The pour is dark amber with a tint of orange the head is off-white.

Smell: I get clove the most with a wheat smell.

Taste: Very nice carmel, bubble gum, wheat.

Mouthfeel: Soft nice on the palete.

Drinkability: Very good. Goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

mattffrost, Jul 04, 2008
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Gobstopper15, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

jkjd, Aug 23, 2012
Gordon Biersch Dunkelweizen from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.