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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 249   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


2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Nice cola black pour leads to a slightly sour roasted malt flavor. The aroma is hard to describe but it kind of smells like garbage?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Had on tap at the New Orleans location. Like its name states in German, it is a black beer. Pours dark with a nice head. My favorite of the beers at this brewpub.

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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1more4dessert (326) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 15, 2008
this was pretty good, very black presentation, not much on top. smoky burnt toast, somewhat watery.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (326) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap. Aroma is of a light beer. The appearance is dark with a tan head. The taste is of dry, dark malt. Dry through out. This beer is light on the palate, but leaves a lasting taste that is of cheap light beer. Overall, a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
True to its name, black fading to brown near the surface. Dark and smooth, but a tad watery. Aroma nearly absent, just a hint of sweet maltiness. Smoky notes cut through the mild hop bitterness; the brew was otherwise quite dry. Enjoyable with food, though I donít think it could have held up so well on its own.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Good deel black to brown color contrasted well by a white fairly foamy head that then disapates. A little chocolate roasted coffe malt on the nose, a bit thin mouthfeel, satifying taste that does finish somewhat dry and crisp. Pretty good selection. Great building in DC.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Nice dark black foams up a nice head from the tap. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. A very smooth, light bodied beer that goes down very well, a bit to well for my taste. My only complaint is that the palate is a bit too light.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at the Annapolis restaurant. Transparent dark pour with moderate head. Sweet roasted malt flavor, but very mild. Goes down very easily for a darker beer. Nice session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2007
A decent schwarzbier. It has a very roasted nose and a very light body for a beer this dark. Other than that itís pretty malty, with a slight coffeeish aroma and flavor. Worth trying if youíre at a Gordon Biersch but not worth seeking out.


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