Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
A surprisingly good one, enjoyed at the Washington DC outlet. A bit of carbonation, and chocolate malt. Light browncolour with a white head. Creamy, drying finish. Abit of sourness. It all worked and was very drinkable, despite having a few other beers that day, though none that burned the palate. Perhaps Jason tinkered it well, his last day cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Poured at the Jupiter brewfest. Looks like a coke. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malts and dark toast. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side wtih some bitterness as well. I thought this was just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: October 14, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Buckhead GA
Appearance: black, big dense beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, chocolate emerges as it warms
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, just a hint of sweetness, warmth brings out a richer chocolate character and a bit more caramel sweetness, long roasty bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Broomfield. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Well carbonated. Roasty dark malty, anise, mild chocolate and coffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
2010-07-03. Crisp dark brown body, small beige head. 3+ Flavour has a dusty mild roast character, muted dry malt base. 5+ Aroma is pleasant, mild dusty roast, mild sweet caramel malt. 6+ Average to light palate. 2+ Best of the six we tried today. On tap at Gordon Biersch, Seattle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 TAP (Kansas City location): clear dark amber pour, thin body, with a mild roasted coffee taste. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
{draft @ New Orleans loc’n} Clear dark chestnut brown with an off-white moderate foamy head. Pleasantly roasted aroma, chocolatey palate, crisp dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
Draught as part of a flight of 6 at the GB in Miami, on December 1, 2012.
Marked 4.3% ABV.
Clear dark reddish brown color, off-white head. Malty, roasted taste. Roasted and mineral aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9566) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Las Vegas. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Nice light smoke and caramel, roast. Medium bodied, nice thick malt with a good roast component. Light coffee and roast notes on the finish. Well done.

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