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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 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.

07-17-2011 19:42:51 | More by yemenmocha
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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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