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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
78
okay

96 Ratings
THE BROS
89
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 yemenmocha:
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Reviewed to style: kolsch

Pours a very appetizing color of golden/honey with white head. Lots of light here. Nose is soft with some bready notes, and floral/herbal complexity. On the palate there's a big kolsch character that is delightful with plenty of herbal hop qualities, minerals, and light malt. Finish is overall deliciously herbal through the aftertaste. Medium bodied. Incredibly drinkable, yet also flavorful. Too bad most folks don't appreciate Kolsch.

yemenmocha, Jul 17, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of BeerAdvocate
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
Photo of Jason
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!!

Jason, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -12%

LXIXME, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

dcbeers, May 17, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
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!

cjgator3, May 28, 2009
Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

avisong, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of GrumpyGas
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.

GrumpyGas, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Hardcore, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

DOCRW, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -12%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of nickthetick
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.

nickthetick, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of Acforster2
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Acforster2, May 29, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
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.

EagleTalon, Jul 11, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

mkf629, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

allstar255, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of axxe
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%

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

AROMA
Hops: Distinct crisp hops
Citrus: very subtle

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

axxe, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of clemtiger8202
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.

clemtiger8202, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of DaveHS
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.

DaveHS, May 25, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

zaptone, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

crobinso, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.