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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-13-2012 11:10:06 | More by BeerOps
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drt72

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-11-2012 00:24:06 | More by drt72
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

10-02-2012 00:53:10 | More by PorterLambic
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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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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

09-11-2012 20:46:24 | More by TheRealBigC
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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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craigmj7

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-07-2012 01:04:08 | More by craigmj7
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-23-2012 22:33:07 | More by ssjkyle
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-16-2012 23:32:11 | More by Dyerseve
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-09-2012 03:47:24 | More by MarkyMOD
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Irrationalist

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-12-2012 00:42:52 | More by Irrationalist
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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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shigg85

Japan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-11-2012 03:10:32 | More by avisong
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-07-2012 20:46:16 | More by Eriktheipaman
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DexterP236


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-06-2012 21:45:08 | More by DexterP236
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-29-2012 01:03:53 | More by gleemonger
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-18-2012 06:14:04 | More by Nage37
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

03-12-2012 12:36:47 | More by Onenote81
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ckollias

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

02-15-2012 04:09:27 | More by ckollias
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-04-2012 23:58:17 | More by stampfler07
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-02-2012 23:25:42 | More by jaidenjb
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MTNboy

Germany

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

From Kansas City Restaurant

Appearance: It was a black bodied beer with a dark brown hue. The head and lace were both a little thin and a tan color.

Smell: It smells of caramel and a little bit of coffee.

Taste: The flavor is not over powering but is still very roasted and malty. Small tones of sweetened coffee with a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and a bit watery but you find that in most German Schwartz(s).

Overall: It might be my favorite from this particular visit.

01-27-2012 04:50:04 | More by MTNboy
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.