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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: 8 | 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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Ratings: 190 | Reviews: 89 | Display Reviews Only:
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-15-2013 17:30:20 | More by ajtorres311
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-25-2013 16:22:30 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Pac-N-West_SNOB


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-22-2013 19:50:11 | More by Pac-N-West_SNOB
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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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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Arizona

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-14-2013 06:27:45 | More by Mosul
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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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hyoung41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-05-2013 21:26:39 | More by Asics
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DudMan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-05-2013 18:08:09 | More by DudMan
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weerezboy

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-06-2013 17:34:20 | More by weerezboy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

On tap at Gordon Biersch in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, toasted malt, and cocoa. Taste is much the same with a slight smoke flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that has a somewhat dirty flavor and a better smell in my opinion.

02-16-2013 23:04:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jesus808

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-14-2013 07:56:46 | More by jesus808
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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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Mattamue

Iowa

2.94/5  rDev -20.5%

a gray greasy lace, thick puffy head that recedes slowly, dark black, solid

s roasted malt, sweet rainy earth, slight citric background, rocky stream in a deep valley so far back it isn't even canvas

t roasted malt retreats into tap water quickly

m watery, but not thin, easily drinkable

o early promise, but disappointed in the end; would not order again, but would give their other brews a chance

02-12-2013 01:11:39 | More by Mattamue
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-05-2013 05:04:32 | More by powdersoldier
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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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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-15-2013 21:31:26 | More by Rhettroactive
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2012 20:11:40 | More by pirmannt1
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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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

12-14-2012 05:06:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-19-2012 03:02:49 | More by t0rin0
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SocalKicks

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-19-2012 00:47:29 | More by SocalKicks
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

11-16-2012 02:16:19 | More by sneaks2210
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jjauga

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-26-2012 00:06:08 | More by jjauga
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.