Gordon Biersch SommerBrau | Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

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121 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:
121
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap from the Myrtle Beach location. Poured a clear, light gold/honey color with a small but lingering white head. Citrus notes like lemon and grapefruit. A slight bread note. Tasted of bread, citrus fruit, and a little herb/pine on the finish. Light bodied. Didn't finish as dry as I thought it would for the style. Very drinkable and probably one of the better ones I had on my visit.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This "kölsch"strikes me as typical of a lot of American produced examples of the style: a bit too thick and bodied. Consistent, sure. But too much on the profile. This seems a very difficult style for American producers to get close to doing well on.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into nonic glass. Bottled 6/25.

A: Pours a light golden with three fingers of active bright white head that faded into a thin collar that left a few sticky streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Light nose. Pale malts and dry grains dominate with a hint of yeast a light citrus.
T: Disappointingly flat tasting and almost metallic. Grains are dirty and almost sour tasting. Flavors are not clean or refreshing. There’s a hint of roast, bitter hops, and citrus in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of toasted bread crust.
M: Extremely thin, even for a kolsch, with very active bubbly carbonation and a watery mouthfeel.
O: Having just had an amazing kolsch a few days ago, I can say this is a less than amazing example of the style. Flavors were off putting. I won’t be drinking this again.

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Gordon Biersch SommerBrau from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
3.53 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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