Gordon Biersch Dunkels
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Munich Dunkel Lager
Ranked #110
Ranked #36,468
3.65 | pDev: 13.15%
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
United States
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 51
Photo of aracauna
2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This was a completely unimpressive beer. It has an ok flavor, but it's very thin. The sweet opening a little cloying with a little lemony citrous middle, and the finish a little bitter. Gordon Biersch seems to worry more about making pretty beers than tasty beers.

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Photo of assurbanipaul
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours out of the tap a deep, heavy brown, not opaque like a stout but a very rich brown ale. Head lingers forever.

Velvety sweet cola aroma that does not translate in the taste. Dark, roasty, rich, dry, mildly hopped, unfiltered. This is a perfectly balanced beer.

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Photo of slitherySOB
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one sweet malt brew. I like it alot. Handed too me with a large, fluffy head that left decent lace on the glass. A dark brown coloured appearance that showed hints of red when near a light. Very sweet smell. Caramel malts are the dominant ingredient. Sweet tasting. Not too sweet, just sweet enough. More caramel malts, some bready taste and a bit of yeast. Slight, bitter aftertaste is the only evidence of hops. I feel like a sellout admitting this, but this beer is good, despite the low hops. Excellent mouthfeel. Smooth, creamy and slick. Great drinkability. I must go back and try the others in a pint, and not a sampler.

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Photo of DrewBeechum
2.19/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

(Sampled at the GB in Burbank, CA)

This beer is one of those examples of something that looks like a winner and tastes and smells completely different.

The beer pours out a dark brownish copper with nice clarity and a loose white head.

Aroma is the place where this beer really loses points as the nose on this particular half liter was covered with diacetyl from the start to the finish. Peeking out around the edges of the butter was a nice crystal malt aroma.

The flavor once again emphasized the diacetyl in a strong butterscotch fashion. Lying behind that flavor was a sweet malt beer with a strong caramel flavor that quickly drops into a finish.

The body of this sample actually received a boost in perceived character from the diacetyl with the beer having a rounder profile from the oily diacetyl.

It's a shame really, I've had this beer before and noted that it was a flavorful caramel lager that's a good baseball beer.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The GB Dunkel is a dark amber brew with a white head that is fairly well developed but diminishes in a short time. It leaves some lacing behind from the residual head. The body is medium and the feel is quite smooth. The taste comes mainly from malt and there is a fair amount of caramel in the malt. Basically fairly sweet, the beer is not particularly well balanced, but does drink well. The nose is light and gives off a caramel malt aroma as its primary trait.

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Photo of jreitman
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful hazy brown with a nice head. After a long day at the conference with little to eat, this was the perfect beer. Aroma was hard to identify in the restaurant with all the other smells but a cloveyness was percieved. Sweet and malty with a light bitterness. Nicely balanced and very enjoyable.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark yet light-bodied, and I had no problems driking a huge mug of this. Had a nice aftertaste that didn't wear thin. Surprisingly smooth considering there is no filtration involved.

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Photo of StevieW
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft in San Francisco....The best of their offerings, IMO. Nice dark amber to brown color. Nice malty sweet, toffee, amber smell. Good balanced taste and feel. Malty taste throughout, crisp finish. Nice thickness to it, that you expect in a dark beer. Sweet malty flavor, makes it a winner.

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Photo of Wildman
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out medium dark amber color. It formed a nice light tan head that left a nice lace as it subsided a little. Retained the head pretty well though. Not much aroma to it, maybe some hint of malt. The taste of it had carmel, malt and toffee. A good beer, although price in this chain in a pricey part of town.

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