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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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)
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-30-2013 00:59:51 | More by goblue3509
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mjh0527

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-06-2013 16:58:13 | More by mjh0527
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monkeybeer

California

3.33/5  rDev -10%

A- Dark Brown with a nice tan head

S- Malt, Chocolate and Coffee

T/M – Very strong coffee flavor almost like drinking an iced cappuccino. Very nice mouths feel no strong after taste.

D- Very drinkable, not the best dark beer they have, that would have to go to the winter bock, but defiantly worth a try and would not pass one up if it was offered to me. It is one of the better beers that the brew, just not the best one

12-18-2007 23:52:15 | More by monkeybeer
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -28.9%

(Served in a wide-mouthed pint glass)

A- This beer has a deep brown body that is crystal clear and glows in the light. There is a sticky light beige head that sticks to the glass with each sip. There is a gentle carbonation of bubbles that roll up the side of the glass but the rest hide in the brew.

S- The smooth clean smell of roasted dark malt has a note of darker toasted malt and a light watery nose to it.

T- This beer has a tangy flavor of soft dark toasted malt and raw grain. The finish is a light pine hops with some bite of raw grain bitterness and a carbonic acid flavor.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a fizzy dry finish.

D- I do enjoy this style of beer and this was a pretty watered down version. It tasted like a very light beer that had just a bit of black patent malt dipped in it. No much depth of flavor or interesting qualities.

05-14-2008 18:39:38 | More by rhoadsrage
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-23-2013 01:11:04 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-22-2012 00:57:55 | More by acurtis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

A surprisingly good one, enjoyed at the Washington DC outlet. A bit of carbonation, and chocolate malt. Light browncolour with a white head. Creamy, drying finish. Abit of sourness. It all worked and was very drinkable, despite having a few other beers that day, though none that burned the palate. Perhaps Jason tinkered it well, his last day cheers!

07-03-2008 12:17:25 | More by Sammy
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-09-2014 17:35:11 | More by Psberrier
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%

Appearance: I'm not impressed at all with this. Some ok lacing, but no foam retention at all. Looks like watery coffee. Definitely not black.

Smell: Some weak coffee.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Ok taste. Coffee/caramel malts. I actually sense some good hops bitterness as well.

Drinkability: A thin dark beer. It's clean though and kind of refreshing.

Overall: Highly disappointed with the Schwarzbier. It's definitely "bier" but not "schwarz." Definitely didn't reach expectations.

05-30-2010 17:35:00 | More by tjsdomer2
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Rootdog316

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

This is another great beer at GB in Rockville. In the German language, this beer actually means "black beer." One would think there would be a heavier body, but did not come across as heavily bodied as one would think. It had a chocolate-esqe flavor to it and had a dark brown tint. A very good Schwarzbier. Definitely give it a try.

09-08-2009 18:05:15 | More by Rootdog316
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

Had the Schwarzbier at the G & B in Bolingbrook, IL last evening. The color was a deep dark amber with ecru head that laced slightly. The aroma was sweet with hints of malt and espresso. The taste was a very good balance of grain, hops and malt with roast/coffee following. 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 ok, I need a little bit more body was coffee flavor is present, so I probably would not coose to session with this one.

09-25-2011 14:29:34 | More by WoodBrew
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-13-2013 21:07:57 | More by hyoung41
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cjgator3

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

Enjoyed on-tap at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant before the BCS National Championship game in Glendale, AZ (Go Gators)! This beer is dark black in color with a finger light tan colored head. The aroma features dark roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is much like the nose with a lot of roasted malts and a burnt chocolate flavor as well. Light-medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall, this was a solid brew that I really enjoyed.

01-21-2007 03:23:15 | More by cjgator3
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avisong

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-11-2012 03:10:32 | More by avisong
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

Broomfied product enjoyed at Co. Springs Airport! Pours dark mahogany to quasi black with a 1" tan head. Good lacing & head retention

Smell: Slight peppery notes & toasted malt

Taste: Toasted, grain, licorice & slight peppery notes. Finishes smooth and slightly fruitty

MF: silky and and good carbonation

Very enjoyable. Good black bier with slight leaning munich dunkles, but tasty just the same!

05-01-2006 03:34:30 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-21-2013 04:11:09 | More by Kegatron
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-07-2014 23:23:31 | More by DOCRW
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-18-2012 06:14:04 | More by Nage37
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PaleAleWalt

New York

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

08-14-2014 01:04:17 | More by PaleAleWalt
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-04-2012 23:58:17 | More by stampfler07
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evilkorova

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-21-2011 19:18:02 | More by evilkorova
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

I was served this beer from the tap & it was poured into a Nonic. It's very dark brown with a thick, dark beige head. It smells of toasy malts, smokey. The taste is roasted malts with scalded coffee & a hint of wheat. Not much aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little strange--a little watery without much carbonation. Overall, a fairly drinkable beer that is just a bit on the heavy side.

06-12-2008 03:37:28 | More by theghost3
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BeerSox

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

On-tap into pint glass. The .5 liter line was visible opposite the logo.

Opaque black with some ruby edges, with a two finger light brown head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Burnt malt aromas with almost no hops. The flavor also has the burnt malts with a little bit of coffee as well. Full bodied. Very smooth finish, with a little bit of grain lingering.

I enjoyed this Shwarzbier and felt it was pretty smooth. It was a nice beer to sip while watching a football game after my meal. Recommended. One of their year round choices.

10-05-2008 00:11:49 | More by BeerSox
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +17%

The fifth in the line of the 6x Sampler at the Rockville restaurant. This is the one I went to try and, while it was good, there were a couple of other pleasant surprises in the sampler that were strong competition for the Schwarz. The beer looked dark brown to black in the glass, with brown and ruby highlights--like a real syrupy Coke. Slight head retention with some bubbles visible on the sides. As with most craft-brewed Schwarzbiers I've tried lately, the smell was more "stout" than "dunkel" and, while perhaps not on par with the best Germans of the style, extremly fresh tasting and enjoyable. Nice roasted malt in the flavor... and that's about it. Nothing particularly complex, but extremely tasty and enjoable. Another one that would go down easily.

09-08-2008 16:36:44 | More by tugdriver7
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Beestin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-03-2014 20:33:19 | More by Beestin
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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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