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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
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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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of jjauga
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jjauga, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Gordon Biersch in Seattle, served in a half-liter stange-type glass.

Appearance: totally black with a thick finger of creamy light tan head with a nice lace. Attractive!

Smell: rich, sweet, roasty malt aroma with just a hint of tart acidity. Quite good indeed.

Taste: much like the aroma, a lightly sweet malt with a good hit of roastiness. A hint of acidity is still quite balanced. I like it a lot.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a massive carbonation and huge creaminess. Fantastico!

Overall: a tasty, satisfying and highly drinkable schwarzbier. Good stuff!

flagmantho, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BeerOps, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of drt72
3/5  rDev -18.7%

drt72, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arrives nearly black with a light tan head. Retention is OK, just but nothing great. Good lacing to start but weak later.
Smell is mostly toasted malt with a hint of vanilla and caramel, I think.
Taste is solidly balanced with toasted malt, caramel, vanilla and not much else. Balance is good though.
Medium bodied with a sharp effervescence up front that drops off quickly. Drying finish, cleaner than I thought. A decent brew but nothing special.

PorterLambic, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jewellrunner, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

TheRealBigC, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ssjkyle, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Dyerseve
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Dyerseve, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

BMMillsy, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

rolltide8425, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

MarkyMOD, Jun 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Irrationalist, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Leonardo, Apr 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

shigg85, Apr 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

avisong, Apr 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Eriktheipaman, Apr 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

DexterP236, Apr 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

gleemonger, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Nage37, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Onenote81
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Burbank, CA location.

Came out a deep unassuming black. A small beige sheet of head capped it off. The nose carried notes of coffee, mild cocoa powder and faint aromas of leafy veggies. Moderate carbonation here. Decent feel. Good roasted flavors noted, as well as a bit of a hop smack on the finish. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, mild graininess. This was a good beer, and really hit the spot on this mid-afternoon stop. I'd like to see this one in bottle form.

Onenote81, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Gordon Biersch in Annapolis, MD out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark black hue with a 2-finger off-white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Musty caramel aroma with hints of coffee and coca powder.

T: Smooth roasted malt flavor with slight hints of coffee and caramel. Very clean and crisp beer.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This is very good and interesting beer. It is dark in color yet light in taste and abv. Lots if flavors and aromas here. Very enjoyable and smooth.

ckollias, Feb 15, 2012
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.