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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Although literally meaning "black beer" in German, Schwarzbier has a light body with a dry, roasted finish, Gold Medal winner at the 2006 World Beer Cup and the 2007 Great American Beer Festival.
OG: 11.2 P


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4527) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Buffalo, NY. Mahogany with a ring of cream head; coffee aroma; coffee taste; and a dry finish. Satisfying.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at CLE. Very dark brown color, small white head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is dilute Starbucks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocMcGrain (15) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Smells like coffee, tastes like coffee and caramel. This is a really good porter, though they label it a lager. In any case, it has a nice finish and a full body without the bitterness that often comes with a coffee-style beer. Finish the night with this for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (4005) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Not so bad really, just, well, not so good. Pours dark maroon with some vague notion of head and lacing. Aroma has an IOU roast with a hint of coffee even. Light bitter finish. Average carbonation, as can be expected. Tap at brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jethro6191 (435) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Black with a big creamy tan head. Malty aroma. Roast, caramel, and toffee flavors. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat dry with a slight roast aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (386) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, light coffee, and nut. Taste is chocolate, nutty, very slight coffee,caramel, and wheat. Sweet finish with a medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (492) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft. Mild aroma of roasted malts. Pours black thin head. Light body, medium sweet taste. Good representation of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and a light sweetness. Medium body with malt sweetness upfront and notes of chocolate and fruit esters.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap 4 oz. taster at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, MD. Clear, rusty dark brown with no head and with wine-like legs, but no lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - FEB 13, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch McLean, VA. Pours a black dark color with a tan lasting head. Aroma is coffee and some toasted malt. Palate is creamy, medium-full. Taste is similar to aroma. Long coffee finish. On the whole, it is nice Schwarzbier. .


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