Schwarzbier
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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Style:
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #111
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,360
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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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very true to style beer, not hardly deviating at all from the traditional recipe. the pour is black but letting some light pass. the head is huge, three inches at least, foamy but airy, and with good staying power. i smell roast coffee, chocolate malt, and a lager yeast that is working wonders with this complexity. the flavor vindicates that, with some burnt sugar on the front end and bitter cocoa on the back end, tempered only by a touch of sweeter german malt and a yeast that has a tendency to calm everything down. this slides down the throat with real ease, and is much lighter than it looks is so many ways. it feels like a classic german dark lager, mellow fizz, creamy oaty feel, and a full body that doesnt limit how easily and quickly it can be consumed. this was delicious. not intriguing or challenging, but a beer you keep coming back to because its consistently well made. bravo for this.

Dec 14, 2012
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Schwarzbier from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 231 ratings