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Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2007
Tap at Virginia Beach location. Absolutely my most favorite from my visit. Dark brown color. Aroma is that of caramel, and roasted nuts. Flavor is full of caramel, and has hints of chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Tap: This has a deep dark brown body with a creamy ecru head. The aroma carries some lightly roasted malts, dark caramel, and lightly smoked nuts. A bit watery, but still delivering a moderately sweet, lightly roasted & toasted malt flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Quaffable.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5569) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
From a sampler at the Gordon Biersch DC location on September 4th, 2005. Dark brown to black bodied. Roasty malts and light coffee. Some faint smoky notes and caramel.Taste has roasty malts, light coffee, dark chocolate and hints of cocoa. Body is medium-full with medium carbonation. Finishes roasty and sweet. I liked this best of the sampler and purchased a pint of this afterwards.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Reddish brown with a fizzy tan head. Big smokey aroma and taste with caramel grain and charcoal notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5532) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
By far the darkest colored beer on tap at the Las Vegas brewpub. It was quite dark with lots of red highlights. A small almost white head. Very nice richly malted flavor is roasted. Some light smoke. Their boldest beer and one of their better ones.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Sampled on draft at the Virginia Beach brewpub this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a small tan head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was faint but dryish with a hint of roasty malts. The flavor was dry, malty, roasty and woody. Medium length dry, roasty and woody finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
On tap at the Arena District location. Dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Malty caramel aroma with a touch of hop. Malt flavor up front with a coffee and hop finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Draft @ Gordon Biersch downtown DC next to the Spy Museum Dark mahogany, ruby. Light head, some lacing. Nose is sweet, roasty, nice sweet fruity character. The flavor is balanced. Nearly aleish but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5442) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Brown pour with thin white head and lace. Light smoke/peat aroma. Light peat, toasted malt, with a light medium bitter. light medium bodied just a bit fizzy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
On tap at 2011 Denver Brew at the Zoo. Very dark clear ruby brown with a light khaki head. Very faint aroma overall, but theres some black malt, with some light coffee and toffee in there. Body proves to be just too light. Light dark malt tones, light coffee, light toastiness. Good, just light and unexciting.


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