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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 256   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 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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DubC5000 (305) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
Actually had on-tap at the GB brewpub in Seattle. A: Large, tan head that diminished to about 1/2-finger or so. Body is virtually black and opaque... probably clear, but difficult to tell because the color is so dark. S: Like the hefe, the aroma is a little weak... some roasted malt in there, but thatís all I got. T: Very smooth, with roasted malts and light amounts of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Very nice. M: Light-bodied, with a creamy texture and average carbonation. D: Very easy drinking... the dark color may scare some away who arenít familiar with the style, but they should really give it a try. A good sipping beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toml219 (209) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Serving type: on-tap Appearance- Dark Brown with a nice tan head Aroma- Malt, Chocolate and Coffee T/P - – Very strong coffee flavor almost like drinking an iced cappuccino. Very nice mouths feel no strong after taste. Overall- Very drinkable, not the best dark beer they have, that would have to go to the winter bock, but defiantly worth a try and would not pass one up if it was offered to me. It is one of the better beers that the brew, just not the best one

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Draught (Tempe). Light Brown head sits on top of a dark body with reddish highlights. Aroma cold mild coffee, slight sourness, light graininess, low hop, and some metallic. Flavor is not sweet, but not overly dry at the same time, watery chocolate milk. Light/medium palate, fizzy, somewhat dry, and not much alcohol presence. ď#1 Ale House Derby.Ē

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Opaque with ample head and lacing. A very smooth beer with a nice roasty backbone.A very thin mouthfeel and clean finish. A very good, highly drinkable session beer on tap IMO.


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