Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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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
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
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
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.