jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not that bad aromas of malt and some chocolate, but the watery nature of the beer in the glass translates to a watery palate. A weak contender -- maybe I just don’t care for the style.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy dark red. Sweet malt, roasty hops and fruit in the nose. The body is sweet and malty with light hops in the middle. Dries out really quick.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Oakville location. Chestnut brown. Tan head. Aroma of caramel, honey, & bread. Thin-medium body. Some bread-like dark malt flavours. Moderately hoppy finish w/ hint of alcohol. Overall, however, flavours are a little watery & bland.
monk191 (1459) - California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent beer, nothing too special, but smooth and tasty. Pours a beautiful ruby red with a thick white head. Smells malty, maybe a bit of marzipan. Taste is creamy, sort of empty upfront, with some coffee and toffee coming in, and a lingering sweetness on the tongue. Had in the bottle.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t like the aftertaste. Otherwise moderately good. Dunkles? You can still see light shining through...
beertholomeus (1367) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 year anniversary edition. Pours an amber brown color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee, toast and biscuit aroma. Malt, toffee, caramel, biscuit, toast and light hop flavors. Medium body and average carbonation. Malt and biscuit finish.
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite tasty, despite being overwhelmingly disappointed with my Biersch visit. Probably wouldn’t order any of the Biersch offerings after trying the sampler platter in Las Vegas.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a dark brown beer with a soft white head. It has a definite organic smell--kinda grassy. The taste is also grassy with some nuts mixed in there. This is the best beer available at Gordon Biersch in my opinion, but there are definitely better brews out there."
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Malty aroma, bready, light roast, sweet caramel, wood.
~Pours a brownish mahoghany hazy color with lasting creamy off white head.
~Sweet bready flavor with caramel and light roastiness. Well balanced.
~Light medium bodied with high CO2, lasting sweet bready roasty finish.
~Excellent balanced drinkable beer. Would have no problem drinking a few of these.
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the most unusual beers I’ve had in a while. It had several flavor stages, one I didn’t care for somewhat like a chemical taste, but the carmel and malt flavors were quite good.