1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gordon Biersch SommerBrau - Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Not Rated.
Gordon Biersch SommerBrauGordon Biersch SommerBrau

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

104 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Gordon Biersch SommerBrau Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

spycow, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of boku56
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

boku56, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Joe_Mahma, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of sheenisgod
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

sheenisgod, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of qcghost
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

qcghost, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of WoostaBia
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

WoostaBia, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of probert
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

probert, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of HollywoodNate
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

HollywoodNate, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of mpyle
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Soft fruity nose - lemon. Soft noble hop aroma as well.

Golden color, brilliant. Fairly large white head, creamy and long lasting.

Slight fruitiness from aroma evident in flavor. Surprisingly hoppy/spicy and bitter in the finish. Hoppier than would expect for style. Like a fruity pilsner.

Medium body and medium high carbonation. No astringency or warming.

A nice crisp beer. Still think could be reduced in hop flavor a bit to let fruity esters have a bit more voice.

mpyle, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
2/5  rDev -41.3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Hardcore, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of GatorCoop
3/5  rDev -12%

GatorCoop, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

ruckus232, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of JayQue
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had two 21 oz glasses at Gordon Biersch in Virginia Beach. Poured a fairly clear goldon color with a fairly small white head. The frosted/ice cold glass may have contributed to the small head. Head retention is about average with some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is malty with some yeast. Fairly subdued.

Taste is fairly good. Mostly malty, some yeast flavor and a little finishing bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, nicely carbonaated.

Overall, a good session beer.

JayQue, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

MLaVioletteJr, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear light golden color with a billowy white head. The head has a lighter level of retention, fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A slightly sweet fruity aroma of pear and peach as well as a little bit of sweet honey complement a decently strong bready smell nicely. Along with these aromas are some hoppy smells of a light herbal and grassy nature producing a rather nice smelling brew overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat crisp cracker like flavor mixed with a bit of graininess and a lighter sweetness of a fruity nature with some pear, white grape, and apple. Quickly some hop flavors come to the tongue, with a lighter flavor of grass and hay being the strongest. As the taste advances these hop flavors get stronger in nature all while the fruit flavors fade some. The fruit however has a slight resurgence at the end however, with the mix of tastes leaving a moderately sweet, but still rather crisp and clean, lightly hopped, malt flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is very high. The combination of the two really create a wonderfully crisp drinking beer, complementing the blend of lighter fruit flavors, malt, and grassy hop flavors rather well.

Overall – A fairly nice kolsch. Nothing super extraordinary, but very enjoyable none the less.

Darkmagus82, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of axxe
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 reizorc
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

reizorc, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of mkf629
3.75/5  rDev +10%

mkf629, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Gregwa
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Gregwa, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of RHVC59
3/5  rDev -12%

RHVC59, May 30, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of DOCRW
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

DOCRW, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of ksaxon
3.75/5  rDev +10%

ksaxon, Feb 22, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Gordon Biersch SommerBrau from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
79 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.