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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 260   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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
This schwartzbeer was a little bit watery and a little light but it was pleasant and sessionable. No smoke notes except in the aroma. Just a nice easy drinking black lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
on tap, thin black cola in color with slight foam, aroma has some roast malt, flavor of chocolate, roast, cola, dried alfalfa, thin tinny finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-03. Crisp dark brown body, small beige head. 3+ Flavour has a dusty mild roast character, muted dry malt base. 5+ Aroma is pleasant, mild dusty roast, mild sweet caramel malt. 6+ Average to light palate. 2+ Best of the six we tried today. On tap at Gordon Biersch, Seattle

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
[3105-20100703] Tap. Toasted stinky socks and smoky charred beet aroma hints at some tree earth. Clear, dark red body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Mild earthy tree malt continues in the flavour with a lingering earthy malt aftertaste. Medium body. Fair.
(@ brewpub, Seattle, WA)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ExpendableHero (764) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Coke pour with an of-white head with lacing effects. Roasted aromas with some coffee and burnt wheat. Tastes of watery coffee, faint dark chocolate, and some smokiness. Thick mouth feel, fills you up quite fast. Almost syrup-like in regards to the palate. A tasty beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
black, mahogany border, full sparse offwhite head, dissipates, little lacing. aroma roast malt, coffee, strong. no sweetness, bitter maltiness, little coffee flavor, sour bite, bad aftertaste. light body, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
(draught) medium clear brown with decent tan bubbles around the edges. Nose of lightly sweet brown sugar, mild watery coffee, touch of smoke, and some cereal grains. Taste of cereal grain, watery coffee, a touch of smoke, and light brown sugar. Hate to repeat the Mose but it tasted exactly like i expected after smelling it. Light body and lots of flavor for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11333) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Sample. Dark brown with big tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2010
(Old BA rate - tap at Atlanta location) Poured with a thin mostly white head. Really deep dark brown coloring with light brown highlights. Good curtain-like lacing. Aroma: Light maltiness; some roasted aromas; touch of raisin; good but kinda muted overall on this front. Flavors are more vibrant than the aroma suggests. Rich, roasted maltiness with dark fruit sweetness. Nearing on medium for the MF, nice breath of effervescent carbonation. This would be a great session brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (979) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Its dark brown color is definitely more appealing than their other selections. It has a mild coffee taste. Good after taste.


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