Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2008
Draught sample from New Orleans location. Light roasted burnt-bitter aroma. Coffee, chicory, mild chocolate. Dark brown-black clear with little off-white head. medium body with medium carbonation. Dry overall with roasted malt, mild bitter nutty character. Medium acidity. Dry coffee bitter after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2008
On tap at Tempe Location. Dark brown. Very faint aroma of caramel, and toasted coffee beans. Light taste of Caramel, Coffee and a little chocolate. Way too watery for my liking, but might be refreshing on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2008
On tap at GB KC. The body was very dark brown. The aroma was roasted coffee with some light caramel. The taste was roasted coffee and caramel. Again, another GB beer with a nice clean finish. Probably the best I had while at GB in KC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
one of the better gordon biersch offerings, which isn’t saying much. it’s pretty smoky and burnt and very dry, but it was the best of what was on tap at the palo alto GB

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
On tap at the San Diego location. A dark brown beer with a hint of chocolate/coffee aroma. Flavors were clean, dry with a little roast chocolate character. Well balanced and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at Tyson’s location. Pours an attractive cloudy, unfiltered dark brown with a creamy, dense off-white head. A slight tinge of roast with some herbal notes in the nose. Flavor has notes of bread/caramel/toffee with a pinch of roast and light chocolate. Ends with a pleasant grassy noble hop character. Very easy to drink. Medium to light bodied, but not watery with moderate to lively carbonation. Well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - DEC 6, 2007
Draft: Starts strong stout like, mid way it becomes simpler, maltier and sweeter. Finish is refreshing light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
{draft @ New Orleans loc’n} Clear dark chestnut brown with an off-white moderate foamy head. Pleasantly roasted aroma, chocolatey palate, crisp dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Draught at the brewpub, Washington DC
Black color. Soma roasted malt and cardboard aroma. Nice flavor, dry, mix of roasted malt and chocolate malt, milky. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
On tap at GB restaurant. Dark brown/black color. Minimal head with a ring of tiny tan bubbles remaining. A bit of a smoky burnt toast, dark roast malty aroma. Pretty sweet flavors--malt, caramel, a light smokiness, a bit of coffee, and a very slight hint of lactic acid. Lightly carbonated, nice soft slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff, I’ve had more than one of these and it becomes my "go-to" when confronted between a choice of GB products...

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