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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 264   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


1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
No aroma. Dark brown with a thin tan head, no lacing. Tasted stale and metallic. Body is thin and watery. This was a poor sample, barely drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Nice appearance! Plenty of tan head atop the black body, solid retention. Coffee, wtf? Malty nose, hints of coffee. Roasty and crisp on the palate, and severely lacking in body. Too carbed. Decent overall, poor example of style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft sample @Syracuse location. Dark brown with thick head even in the sample glass. Nose is roast, hint of coffee and chocolate. Really nice roasted malts with the afore mentioned chocolate and coffee hints, finally a really nice brew at this place.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2013
From tap. Pours a brown in color with small head. Aroma is all roasted malt. Taste follows but is light. Deep brown pour with all that roasted malt but mouthfeel is light to medium. Crisp finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (7940) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from Red Brick. Clear darker amber / red color. Minimal slightly off-white head. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Some chocolatey flavor. Light roast, light bready malts. Lightly spicy. Hint of tropical fruity hop. More bitter taste, light sweet. Decent schwarzbier, nothing really special, for me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2515) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Enjoyed at the Syracuse, NY brewpub. Poured a dark brown colour with a beige creamy head and wavy lacing. Aromas of light roasted malts with hints of coffee. Medium-bodied. The taste also has the roasted malts, mild again, with dark fruit notes and molasses. This is an easy drinking dark lager.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1585) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Not bad. Pours cola no head or lacing. Medium coffee notes with some metallic hints. Some cola. Med bitter and light sweet. Light body with lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (1989) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draught. This is a decent Schwartz with a good balance and a nice dry finish. It is the best GB beer i have tried.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2637) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Pours a thin black with a beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts. Taste is toasted malts and thin body. Disappointed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
Serving: Draft at the Navy Yard brewpub. It pours black with a slight tan head. The nose has a nice bit of roasted malt and a touch of earth. The flavor isn’t as vibrant as I hoped with light earth, medium roasted malt, slight burnt notes, and a touch of coffee. Light to medium body with a short finish. Certainly drinkable but not inspiring.


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