Gordon Biersch SommerBrau | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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120 Ratings
Gordon Biersch SommerBrauGordon Biersch SommerBrau
BEER INFO

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

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
SommerBrau is a Kölsch-style beer. Kölsch literally means the beer of Cologne, Germany. This beer style is a light bodied beer fermented using a special top fermenting yeast strain which we import specially from Germany to brew it true to style. The pinpoint bitterness of the German Tettnang hops and crisp finish make this beer perfect for summertime enjoyment. Prost!

Added by cjgator3 on 05-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the back label: "BOTTLED ON: 13:37 303 04/05/17"

Appearance: The body is crystal clear with a medium-light gold color. The short head is pure white and fluffy with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a light spicy hop aroma with a touch of what smells like corn and a light bit of acetone.

Taste: Up front there is a light nondescript fruity character mixed with an herbal hop flavor. The middle of the palate carries the same flavors but there is a bit of a pine hop bitterness that is added which carries to the finish. The finish has a fairly strong bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied with a strong bitterness and good carbonation.

Overall: It is a decent Kölsch with a strong hop bitterness but there is not any malt character in the beer to balance it out. I probably wouldn't buy it again but it's the kind of beer you wouldn't turn down either.

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

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3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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2.2/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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4.29/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic summer sessional, and one of their best bees in general.

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
3.53 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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