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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 251   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (664) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
On tap at the KC brewery. It pours dark brown with a 2 inch tan head. Smells of coffee and bread. It is a medium body with less flavor than most. It is fairly thin, but has a long lasting finish making up for the thin body. Overall it’s just average.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
This beer pours black with a large tan head that dissipates quickly. the aroma is light coffee and chocolate. The palate is q little dry and roasty. Not a bad beer, fits the style. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2010
On tap at the San Francisco location of GB. Pours a deep mahogany/copper color with medium white head. A sweet nutty aroma. A lightly roasted flavor, nutty, earthy grainy feel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Draught at the Palo Alto brewpub. Dark brown with a tan head. Toasted bread and light chocolate in the aroma. The flavor is pretty dry and drinkable overall, but with some caramel sweetness up front. Toasty grain and chocolate malt flavors with a light background roast. Hops are mild but provide a good, clean balancing bitterness. Clean fermentation character. Medium-light body but with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. Clean and well balanced overall, and showing a pretty German sense of restraint compared to other local black lagers that end up more like bottom-fermented stouts.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Bollingbrook, sample 6of6. Dark, dark copper appearance, almost black. Light chocolatey aroma, very inviting. Light bodied slightly dry taste of roasted chocolate. Very smooth.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2010
On tap at Gordons in Columbus. The body is a little wattery. The taste is roasty, coffee, with a hint of smoke and a light bitter aftertaste. The taste is a little heavy for a schwarzbier (not much of a session beer) maybe a little closer to a porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
On draught at GB Dallas. Dark brown pour. Aroma is coffee, smoke. Flavor is slight roast, smoke. Mouth is watery. Not a huge fan of this style, but this is a solid brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2009
on tap at location in Washington, DC. Nice dark color with mild nose. Good overall roasted flavor, light, slightly sweet, and smooth. Finishes slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Nice beer. Well balances. Roasted malts in both aroma and flavor. Enjoyed with some trial friends. nice beer to sip on with dinner.


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