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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
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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Virginia

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Japan

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2012 20:46:16 | More by Eriktheipaman
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Maryland

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Germany

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 04:50:04 | More by MTNboy
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-22-2012 00:57:55 | More by acurtis
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TerrenceOBrien

New York

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-17-2012 20:35:17 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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BucannonXC5

California

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a draft into my Gordon Biersch mug at Gordon Biersch in San Diego, Calif. Color was black with a hint of brownish red mug. Reddish tint at the bottom. About 1 ½ inches of head. Good lacing on the top. Sporadic bubbly film on the sides.

Chocolate malts on the nose. Also some caramel and toffee.

Tasted more coffee than chocolate. Dark chocolate actually. Pretty smooth.

Medium body. Thin creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.

Enjoyed this beer after two straight bad ones. It may be my non-seasonal-go-to-beer from GB now.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 06:35:50 | More by BucannonXC5
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birchstick

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ GB in KCMO. Pours a really nice dark brown, almost black. Smells of some caramel malts, a little smoke, and some toasted malt. Taste is similar to the nose. Some caramel malts open this up. These fade to a little smoked malts and a touch of fruits. Watery mouthfeel that also translates on the palate. This is a decent beer. Worth a shot, but I was ready to move on.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 20:56:46 | More by birchstick
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-24-2011 05:52:33 | More by MsRif
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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evilkorova

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-19-2011 04:06:06 | More by EasyReader
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-08-2011 08:14:53 | More by kornkid8600
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-23-2011 02:44:38 | More by Amalak
Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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