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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 255   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
My last Gordon Biersch of the day and finally a winner for me. Dark, dark copper appearance, almost black. Light chocolatey aroma, very inviting. Light bodied slightly dry taste of roasted chocolate. Very smooth. Very large lacing from top to bottom of the empty pint. Beautiful brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Sampled at the Broomfield, CO location. Beer was a clear, very dark ash-brown color with a small, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was malty with moderate notes of roasted grain, chocolate, light note of molasses; Hoppy with a moderate note of herb; Miscellaneous notes of trace smoke, aspen bark, light notes of licorice and coriander. The flavor was moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic with a short, lightly sweet finish. The body is light, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Draft at the San Jose brewery. This one has a little color--medium amber and even a hint of tan in the head. There’s roast/toast in the nose (though not much), and some in the finish, too. Not overly gifted with body or carb, and not super-flavorful, but at least you could tell it from their pilsner in a blind tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4903) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
On tap, DC location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a dark brown, similar to cola, under a small fizzy off-white head. Aroma is roasty with a little chocolate malt and light coffee. Flavor is nicely chocolaty and dry with a little coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with a watery fizzy texture. A pretty good Schwarzbier, dry and crisp flavor and refreshingly light. A very good choice for a steaming hot summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
This is actually one of the better beers I have tried from GB. Soft nose, creamy and roasty, with some smooth chocolate and caramel, a bit of coffee and licorice. Just the right bit of bitterness, sour and roast. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Draft at the Washington DC brewpub, 5/5/06: Pitch black (duh). Almost a stouty roastiness with a bit of a tart side. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
On tap at the Tempe, AZ location. Roasted nose with some anise that is pretty apparent. Some chocolate is also faintly present with a soft lager yeastiness in the nose. Mildly hazy mohaogany body with nice off-whitish head and fair lacing. Creamy, sweet chocolate/caramel flavors to start, which turns more roasted with a little bitterness and some anise/licorice in the finish. A good schwarzbier.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2006
On tap at the San Francisco brewpub. Dark brown with garnet undertones. The off-white medium sized head lasts OK in the glass. Has an odd, earthy aroma. Perhaps a little licorice as well. Odd slightly sour chemical flavor. Thin body. Medium sweetness. Weird off flavors just make this tough to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
(Miami) Draft. Poured dark brown with a average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly. Good toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet roasted malt flavor with a smooth light bitter finish. Solid brew.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Tap in DC. Black pour with white head. Almost no aroma. A very watery taste complemented by a clean coffee finish


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