Schwarzbier
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #110
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,346
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.05%
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
231
From:
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
 
United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  19
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: 21 IBU
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pilsner glass

Appearance – The beer is served a dark brown nearly black color with a billowy cream colored head of two fingers. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a toasted malt smell mixed with a bit of cocoa. Along with these aromas are some sweeter smells with some caramel and a bit of a sweet vanilla smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a caramel sweetened and toasted malt flavor. As the taste advances from the start, some other sweeter flavors of a vanilla nature as well as a bit of a sweeter cocoa come to the tongue. The cocoa remain quite light throughout the taste while the roasted flavors intensity ever so slightly more toward the end. With a slight increase in the vanilla and caramel at the end, the combination of flavors that is left leaves a slightly sweeter and nicely toasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the lighter and slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. Both are decent for the combination of the sweet with roasted flavors of the brew and match the low abv of the beer rather well.

Overall – A decent schwarzbier. Light in abv. with a decent amount of roasted and toasted flavors. A rather good session style beer.

Dec 28, 2013
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Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 231 ratings