Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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Reviews by stckhndlr:
3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Had this on tap at the restaurant in Virginia Beach, VA
(Review is from notes)
A- Dark but light can still get through it. Light gives it a garnet red color when held up to it.
S- Toasted malt, chocolate, caramel
T- Roasted coffee and cocoa, dry finish. May have been a bad batch because I sensed a hint of fresh corn on the cob in there.
M- Thin. Expected more chew to a beer labeled as a "black beer".
D- It was an ok beer but not the best. may have to try this one again to make sure it was not a bad batch.
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2011 02:47:06 | More by stckhndlr
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +4%
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
12-28-2013 02:19:14 | More by Darkmagus82
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.