Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 on tap at the brewery in San Diego, California / may the schwarz bie with you! not bad at all. a light dark beer, as it should be. roasty, dry, but not sour--although it reminded me of guinness. smooth, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (1032) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2012
On draught at the Taipei location. Pours a dark amber color with lasting tan lace. Slightly dry dark malt character. Dry finish. OKAY.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Beautiful dark brown color. Very sweet aroma. Tasted malty and almost fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
On tap at the San Jose location. This beer is a handsome black with a pillowy light tan head that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is dark, dusty, roasty and perhaps sweaty. It is medium light in the mouth; very smooth with a crisp finish. The roastiness is on the subtle side, but provides the main flavor here. This is the best beer Iíve had from Gordon Biersch and the best beer Iíve had in San Jose. What a great session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (1006) - Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Tap at the DC location - pours a dark brown with 2 fingers of white foam. Not getting much aroma, coffee and caramel, Iím getting hints of charcoal, which means its on the fine line of burnt. Taste is a little sweet a little bitter, and then it disappears. Its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 3/12/12. On-tap at the Burbank, CA location. Came out a deep unassuming black. A small beige sheet of head capped it off. The nose carried notes of coffee, mild cocoa powder and faint aromas of leafy veggies. Moderate carbonation here. Decent feel. Good roasted flavors noted, as well as a bit of a hop smack on the finish. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, mild graininess. This was a good beer, and really hit the spot on this mid-afternoon stop. Iíd like to see this one in bottle form.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - SEP 13, 2008
On tap the the Columbus Microbrew Festival. Nice dark nut brown pour with good head. Not much flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 12, 2005
Watery ebony body, whitish head. Smell is roasted malts, caramel and slight chocolate. Taste is sweet with caramel and chocolate, aftertaste is roasted coffee hops. Not a bad schwarzbier, a little thin for my liking though and lacking complexity. Simple Macrobrew. Sampled at Godon Biersch, Tysons Corner, VA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
nice dark beer , intresting flavor of malt with a touch of hops. A lot different then the last few schwarzbiers then iíve had. My favorite of the night

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
This beer is pretty boring, which I guess is a fit with the style (I find Schwarzbiers to be pretty unexciting), but this one registers with me overall as just sort of OK. Dark, not too roasty, inoffensive. Dry? Yes. I just canít say much about this beer - there is not much here to describe, but there is certainly nothing off or offensive either. I donít know whether to recommend or not...I am stumped.

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