1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Not Rated.
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
83
good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 176
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
21 IBU

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 06-23-2008)
View: Beers (35) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 176 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by droomyster:
Photo of droomyster
droomyster

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery restaurant in Palo Alto with their double chocolate fudge cake. It was terrific combination that I highly recommend to anyone lucky enough to visit one of the restaurants.

Poured an impenetable black with a beautful white fluffy head that lasted forever and left a rich set of lace rings on the glass to mark my every sip and gulp.

Smells of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Tastes the same, light carbonation and smooth creamy texture, washed my heavy cake down better than milk. More sweet than bitter. I consider this schwarzbier superior to my last bottle of Köstritzer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

03-13-2005 04:48:12 | More by droomyster
More User Reviews:
Photo of Pens1967
Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-19-2014 18:22:22 | More by Pens1967
Photo of dirtyjerk
dirtyjerk

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-27-2014 15:10:17 | More by dirtyjerk
Photo of tmcarter23
tmcarter23

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-11-2014 22:05:04 | More by tmcarter23
Photo of mikepcarney
mikepcarney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-10-2014 18:50:22 | More by mikepcarney
Photo of Beestin
Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-03-2014 20:33:19 | More by Beestin
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-29-2014 15:06:38 | More by atrocity
Photo of TheBigBoy
TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39%

04-18-2014 01:34:14 | More by TheBigBoy
Photo of krome
krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-07-2014 17:58:01 | More by krome
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-04-2014 21:10:39 | More by jgunther71
Photo of boszormeny
boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-25-2014 21:49:52 | More by boszormeny
Photo of CrumpledFish
CrumpledFish

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2014 17:36:27 | More by CrumpledFish
Photo of DOCRW
DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

03-07-2014 23:23:31 | More by DOCRW
Photo of oriolesfan4
oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-23-2014 18:54:04 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of zbooks
zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-22-2014 19:08:45 | More by zbooks
Photo of graybayou
graybayou

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-15-2014 00:28:36 | More by graybayou
Photo of RayOhioFelton
RayOhioFelton

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-10-2014 02:14:49 | More by RayOhioFelton
Photo of Darkmagus82
Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pilsner glass

Appearance – The beer is served a dark brown nearly black color with a billowy cream colored head of two fingers. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a toasted malt smell mixed with a bit of cocoa. Along with these aromas are some sweeter smells with some caramel and a bit of a sweet vanilla smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a caramel sweetened and toasted malt flavor. As the taste advances from the start, some other sweeter flavors of a vanilla nature as well as a bit of a sweeter cocoa come to the tongue. The cocoa remain quite light throughout the taste while the roasted flavors intensity ever so slightly more toward the end. With a slight increase in the vanilla and caramel at the end, the combination of flavors that is left leaves a slightly sweeter and nicely toasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the lighter and slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. Both are decent for the combination of the sweet with roasted flavors of the brew and match the low abv of the beer rather well.

Overall – A decent schwarzbier. Light in abv. with a decent amount of roasted and toasted flavors. A rather good session style beer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant, 900 F St NW, Washington

12-28-2013 02:19:14 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of FrankShirley
FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-30-2013 17:22:25 | More by FrankShirley
Photo of pottergator
pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-03-2013 05:40:15 | More by pottergator
Photo of JJStout83
JJStout83

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-19-2013 20:31:40 | More by JJStout83
Photo of djrn2
djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-14-2013 18:46:55 | More by djrn2
Photo of Jordan444
Jordan444

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-04-2013 04:43:06 | More by Jordan444
Photo of mpalestino
mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-29-2013 23:13:24 | More by mpalestino
Photo of Dpatt70
Dpatt70

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-29-2013 11:43:18 | More by Dpatt70
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.