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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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179 Ratings
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
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)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very true to style beer, not hardly deviating at all from the traditional recipe. the pour is black but letting some light pass. the head is huge, three inches at least, foamy but airy, and with good staying power. i smell roast coffee, chocolate malt, and a lager yeast that is working wonders with this complexity. the flavor vindicates that, with some burnt sugar on the front end and bitter cocoa on the back end, tempered only by a touch of sweeter german malt and a yeast that has a tendency to calm everything down. this slides down the throat with real ease, and is much lighter than it looks is so many ways. it feels like a classic german dark lager, mellow fizz, creamy oaty feel, and a full body that doesnt limit how easily and quickly it can be consumed. this was delicious. not intriguing or challenging, but a beer you keep coming back to because its consistently well made. bravo for this.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2012 05:06:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at a GB restaurant. It's got that deep black body, medium tan head. Dark roasted malts are apparent on the nose and palate. Slightly bittersweet, pretty well-balanced. GB definitely does malty stuff well, and their Schwarzbier is as expected. Nothing fancy, but enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2012 20:46:24 | More by TheRealBigC
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first time with the style and I liked this one. Poured brown with a big fluffy white head and lots of bubbles flowing through. Aroma of light roast, smoke, some chocolate sweetness. Flavor follows with roasty chocolate and a hint of smoke, but very light. Kind of a very light porter with the roasty chocolate smell and taste. Finishes well with just a hint of smoky bitter and roasty chocolate lingering on the palate. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 02:35:44 | More by BMMillsy
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a very deep brown, almost black in color. Very thin white head disappears very quickly. Some roasty and toffe-like aromas. Dark malt, slightly roasty, and a hint of chocolate flavor combines with some subtle earthy hop flavor. Not a sweet as I would want. Light body, with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Not a bad exmple.

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

07-22-2006 22:31:49 | More by Bierguy5
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2013 04:44:12 | More by random846
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Actually had on-tap at the GB brewpub in Seattle.

A: Large, tan head that diminished to about 1/2-finger or so. Body is virtually black and opaque... probably clear, but difficult to tell because the color is so dark.

S: Like the hefe, the aroma is a little weak... some roasted malt in there, but that's all I got.

T: Very smooth, with roasted malts and light amounts of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Very nice.

M: Light-bodied, with a creamy texture and average carbonation.

D: Very easy drinking... the dark color may scare some away who aren't familiar with the style, but they should really give it a try. A good sipping beer.

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

10-29-2009 18:08:31 | More by berley31
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Dpatt70

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-29-2013 11:43:18 | More by Dpatt70
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Leonardo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-27-2012 16:37:56 | More by Leonardo
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-20-2013 22:14:27 | More by Boone757
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-11-2014 22:05:04 | More by tmcarter23
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2012 19:48:27 | More by Danobold
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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-23-2013 19:51:07 | More by phishbone23
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midnitesun11

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-14-2013 04:32:33 | More by midnitesun11
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jewellrunner

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-16-2012 15:38:57 | More by jewellrunner
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-12-2013 13:05:01 | More by Proclarush
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pottergator

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-03-2013 05:40:15 | More by pottergator
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jjauga

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-26-2012 00:06:08 | More by jjauga
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-19-2014 18:22:22 | More by Pens1967
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at the Summerlin Gordon Biersch location (April 2007).

This Schwarzbier poured a very dark, nearly opaque, brown-black color with creamy, tan foam that slowly settled. The smell was very modest with a note of malt. The taste was mildly roasted malty with mild cocoa and chocolate notes and even a hint of "malted milk" and coffee. The hoppiness was modest. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium body and good carbonation. The finish was dry with the moderate hoppiness lingering. This was a good, drinkable Schwarzbier.

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

06-22-2007 04:33:41 | More by UncleJimbo
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2012 22:16:12 | More by rolltide8425
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shigg85

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-24-2012 09:27:22 | More by shigg85
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DioS

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-28-2012 18:22:20 | More by DioS
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-13-2013 05:41:54 | More by dmorgan310
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-21-2013 22:57:32 | More by bmjivi221
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-19-2012 03:02:49 | More by t0rin0
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.