Gordon Biersch Dunkels | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States
gordonbiersch.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wildman on 06-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of avwrite
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice caramel darkness color. Clear.

S - Scents of honey and sweetness. Nice to the nose.

T - Unexpectedly good. Definitely got that honey flavor in there, and it was enjoyable. Some molasses too.

M - An easy beer going down.

O - I enjoyed this beer and would probably get another bottle.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very light brown/dark copper color with an amazingly huge billowy off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – A big caramel and brown sugar aroma are the bulk of the smell. These are mixed with some nice roasted malt and toasted aromas as well as a little bit of a nutty smell. Rounding out all these is a very light earthy and herbal hop as well, creating a very pleasant aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet brown sugar and caramel flavor with a little bit of a toasted malt and a light grainy taste. The grain and malt are very light, largely being dominated by the sweeter flavors of the brew, which intensify even more after the initial taste with some other sweet flavors of a cola and molasses nature coming to the tongue. A little bit of a nut flavor develops right after the initial taste, with it then fading away toward the end due to the advent of the cola and molasses. Just a hint of herb is mixed into the taste leaving one with a very sweet, lightly roasted, and thin flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is high. A thicker body would have certainly been better for accentuating the roasted and nut flavors of the brew and would have made it a bit less cloying.

Overall – A little too sweet in darker sugar flavors with not quite enough malt and roast to really support the sweet. A bit sweetly unbalanced.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of crnhusker
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of dwtyler
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of KimenTshom
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Gordon Biersch in Burbank, CA.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, and caramel. Taste is much the same with a toasty flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Gordon Biersch. The beer is hazy reddish brown, thin tan head. Nice ester and phenol aromas, fresh smelling with no lactose or negative points. The taste is delicious and rich, with a little bitterness in the aftertaste, maybe from roasted malts? Creamy mouthfeel, very nice dunkel weizen.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled from Bel Air

A - Auburn brown, little, malty brown head, which dissipates slow.

S - Honey, cinnamon, malts, caramel, and dark sugars.

T - Caramel, honey, pretty good. Almost like a dubbel, but without the ester.

M - Smooth, very sweet.

D - Overall great beer, but doesn't drink similar to the style.

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Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice dark color. It had a little head on it, which disappeared in about 3 minutes.
S: Deep caramel touches straight up.
T&M: For it's darkness it certainly makes for a smooth and light drinking experience. Not overtly strong, but very satisfying nonetheless.
D: It's not the best Dunkel that I've had, but I would try it again the next time I visit the restaurant.

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Photo of jbsteiny
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Dunkles on-tap is a handsome reddish brown with a wisp of head. Smells of raisins (golden raisins?), candy sugar, and port. Yummy malts and esters. Tastes largely of rich malts -- lots of caramel. Lightly hopped. Nice example of the style, and it doesn't go crazy. Nice mouthfeel -- it expands into a rich, full body, then contracts into a reasonably dry finish. A well made beer; maybe GB's best.

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Photo of jimbotrost
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Washington DC location and very impressed. The pour was of a medium brown with ruby highlights and and pinkish head on top of medium carbonation.. The flavor is malt dominated as it should be and the nose eludes to that fact. The finish is nice and sweet and the aftertaste leaves a lasting impression that makes you want more.

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Photo of Vancer
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid *flagship* offering. Came to the table with a good tan head on top of a deep burgundy pour. Aroma was somewhat weak, just some hints of sweet malts. Quaff was an experience, deep malty start, followed by an earthy hop finish. Noted hints of charcoal and burnt toast. Even had a small funky mold/mushroom undertaste.

Stayed rich and robust for the entire pint, or two. Easy abv (5.22) almost qualifies this one as a good session brew.

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