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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
78
okay

97 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 97
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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2/5  rDev -41.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Beerdudenumberone, Jun 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

barnzy78, Nov 27, 2011
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2.55/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into nonic glass. Bottled 6/25.

A: Pours a light golden with three fingers of active bright white head that faded into a thin collar that left a few sticky streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Light nose. Pale malts and dry grains dominate with a hint of yeast a light citrus.
T: Disappointingly flat tasting and almost metallic. Grains are dirty and almost sour tasting. Flavors are not clean or refreshing. There’s a hint of roast, bitter hops, and citrus in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of toasted bread crust.
M: Extremely thin, even for a kolsch, with very active bubbly carbonation and a watery mouthfeel.
O: Having just had an amazing kolsch a few days ago, I can say this is a less than amazing example of the style. Flavors were off putting. I won’t be drinking this again.

scottfrie, Jul 20, 2012
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2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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
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2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of the Summer Brews pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. Decent thin rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grains and mustard seeds. This is very weird. Taste is of toasty grains, citrus zest hops, and a bitter metallic flavor. There is a medicinal bitterness that lingers after each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a weird mustard/metal thing going on. I am not a fan of this beer.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 28, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

DOCRW, Mar 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

zaptone, May 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

DerwinWentworth, Sep 28, 2013
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2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a tap into a pilsner? glass. Color was dark gold. Had an inch and a half of foam that remained there for awhile. Smell was a slight hint of honey but not a strong odor elsewhere. Very carbonated. Lots of flavors, but honey stood out. Golden honey would be a better way to describe it. Good summmer beer and was refreshing.

BucannonXC5, Jul 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12%

LXIXME, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

scot959, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

RHVC59, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

avaldivia, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -12%

NorCalBeer, Jun 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Some lacing on a light yellow pour. Very easy to drink and light bodied and flavored. Low carbonated and almost seemed a bit flat, at the Gordon Biersch Brewery. Nothing special really, and perhaps one of my least favorite Kolsches I've had. I liked Saint Arnold Lawnmower better, and also also Pyramid's Curveball kolsches better than this, I think.

JDV, Jan 31, 2008
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3/5  rDev -12%

AndrewMichael, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

PacNWDad, Jan 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

lauries444, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

THECPJ, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

GatorCoop, Aug 03, 2014
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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
78 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.