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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch SommerBrauGordon Biersch SommerBrau

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96 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 05-28-2009)
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Reviews by Murrhey:
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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a pilsner glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Aggressive pour. Thick, five finger white head with middling retention. Active carbonation atop a light golden body. Quick moving bubbles, high clarity and an overall nice Kolsch looking beer. Color is maybe a little darker and richer than normal Kolschs, but hey. The fluffy head sticks around longer.

S- Golden malts, apples and crisp hoppy aftertaste. A little hoppier than the usual Kolsch.

T- Very tasty, crisp flavors.

M- Smooth, buttery and medium-bodied.

O- Fine example of the style. Americanized, but good.

08-06-2013 01:30:27 | More by Murrhey
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +11.4%

Well obviously it a little dated, but this beer is pretty darn good on a damp, chilly early autumn day as well.Poured a clear straw color with a very tight formed one finger bone white head that has great lasting power.Aromas are toasty with light floral notes,crisp and clean on the palate with toasted cereal grain and a decent smack of leafy hoppiness in the finish.To me this is a great kolsch it stays delicate but has flavor,this was bottled back in April and it held up well,nice job GB on this one.

10-06-2009 20:12:51 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #42 (Jul 2010):

With its brilliant golden color and superb lacing, this is a beautiful beer to look at. This beer has a fresh grain aroma with a hint of yeast, and is slightly floral from the hops. Its crispness is spot-on and holds the light- to-medium body together. Malty, bready, grassy and faint biscuity flavors paint a broad stroke on the palate. Moderate hopping gives a balanced bitterness and a long trail of herbal flavor. This beer is a little nutty in the dry finish. Super drinkable and loaded with flavor, this brew is an amazing example of its style.

01-11-2011 03:28:35 | More by BeerAdvocate
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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear shiny golden hue, thin but sticky lacing

SMELL: Bready, faint pear, grassy, mildy nutty, herbal, hop spice

TASTE: Very crisp, ample hop bitterness, grassy, crackers, doughy bread, spicy, herbal, kiss of fruit, faint tartness, semi-dry finish

Solid all around, definitely comparable to the few Kölschs we get in the US. I'd prefer to drink this from a bigger mug ... Eine Maß!!

04-05-2012 01:39:00 | More by Jason
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New Mexico

3/5  rDev -12%

06-23-2013 01:09:35 | More by LXIXME
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-17-2013 21:52:08 | More by dcbeers
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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a thin fizzy head. The aroma is grain, hay and a touch of spicy hops. The taste follows the aroma with a clean dry finish and a nice kiss of hops. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer and definitely a good beer to enjoy during the warm summer months!

05-28-2009 20:28:53 | More by cjgator3
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-19-2013 03:10:24 | More by avisong
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4.18/5  rDev +22.6%

A very clean tasting beer with no aftertaste. Served in a tall pilsner glass, the golden yellow beer was topped with a fine dissipating foam.
SummerBrau has a crisp mouth feel that still makes it's presence known and is perfect match for the seafood specialties.
I could drink this all day long.

08-06-2011 05:23:05 | More by GrumpyGas
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-12-2014 06:39:27 | More by Hardcore
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

03-07-2014 23:24:48 | More by DOCRW
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3/5  rDev -12%

07-10-2013 21:20:54 | More by TheMrFarnham
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-10-2013 03:17:37 | More by EBeckett3
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2.6/5  rDev -23.8%

A: pours a clear gold color into an American shaker with a tiny skim of white bubbles. No lacing.

S: light malt and wheat. Grassy and a bit lemonade like.

T: orange notes, lemon and malt. I get a good bit of wheat and bread. Honey sweetness but not a whole lot else going on.

MF: refreshing, sweet(almost cloying), heavy.

O: not a fan of this kolsch. I don't find a whole lot going on that I enjoy.

07-21-2011 02:01:26 | More by nickthetick
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-29-2012 20:21:59 | More by Acforster2
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3.68/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours to a thin white head and golden clear color. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and noble hops typical for the style. Flavor is a stark juxtaposition of malt sweetness and graniness and hop bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp. Easy to drink for a summer brew.

07-11-2009 17:34:46 | More by EagleTalon
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-14-2014 01:36:02 | More by mkf629
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-20-2013 04:12:30 | More by allstar255
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2013 20:46:46 | More by GABrew
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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%

Color: Clear brilliant golden color.
Head: Little-to-no head, slight lacing
Viscosity: very light

Hops: Distinct crisp hops
Citrus: very subtle

Taste: Crisp lasting hops. Subtle citrus finish
Body: Refreshingly light
Carbonatiion: Balanced to bring out the taste and aroma

06-21-2014 20:37:59 | More by axxe
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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%

On tap from the Myrtle Beach location. Poured a clear, light gold/honey color with a small but lingering white head. Citrus notes like lemon and grapefruit. A slight bread note. Tasted of bread, citrus fruit, and a little herb/pine on the finish. Light bodied. Didn't finish as dry as I thought it would for the style. Very drinkable and probably one of the better ones I had on my visit.

09-13-2012 18:56:24 | More by clemtiger8202
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3.58/5  rDev +5%

A-Pours pale clear blonde with 1/4 inch of creamy brilliant white head. Leaves streaks of soapy lacing.

S-Very light and crisp, with perfumey sweetness and notes and hints of passionfruit and mango.

T/M-Super light and crisp. Very delicate flavor profile. I can barely make out any distinct flavors. Some light tropical fruit sweetness and
a touch of dry, earthy hops on the back end. Light bodied with soft, light carbonation.

O-Great for hot weather. A good candidate for a lawnmower beer.

05-25-2011 04:56:13 | More by DaveHS
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

05-12-2013 01:14:07 | More by zaptone
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-14-2012 11:19:38 | More by crobinso
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2012 02:16:24 | More by jskennedy
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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
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