Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
On tap, DC location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a dark brown, similar to cola, under a small fizzy off-white head. Aroma is roasty with a little chocolate malt and light coffee. Flavor is nicely chocolaty and dry with a little coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with a watery fizzy texture. A pretty good Schwarzbier, dry and crisp flavor and refreshingly light. A very good choice for a steaming hot summer day.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5395) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Buffalo, NY. Mahogany with a ring of cream head; coffee aroma; coffee taste; and a dry finish. Satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2008 Draught, Miami. Deep dark brown with inch-thick even foam. Smells like toasted grain husks, tree bark. Malty body includes lots of apples. Not bad; the only clean pour of the night unfortunately.

rich velvet black with small white head, opaque. Mild, malty aromas, chocolate syrup, some dark berries, and licorice. Thin. Nice malt. Clean. Licorice, chicory, and cocoa. Abrupt finish but for some lingering malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2008
On tap at GB KC. The body was very dark brown. The aroma was roasted coffee with some light caramel. The taste was roasted coffee and caramel. Again, another GB beer with a nice clean finish. Probably the best I had while at GB in KC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Gordon Biersch – Seattle, WA
Aroma: Nice light smoked makr with good hops.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Nice malt with a smokey flavor this was good.
Palate: Dry with a good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Location: We have a bunch of these in the metro DC area, I think I’ve prob been to 3 of them, including the one in "Downtown Rockville" that I visit pretty often, I’ve had this one on tap there

Overall Impression: It’s an interesting beer to me, depends on my mood how much I like this one. It is successful at being a Schwartz, but it’s pretty thin even for the style, some decent flavors sometimes, but sometimes it strikes me as a bore...We’ll split the difference here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the DC location. Reviewed from notes. Pours a dark chestnut brown with a slight tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose is darkly-roasted malts with some light chocolate as well as a moderate amount of earthy hops. The taste is a bit more subdued. There is some nice roast, but the chocolate and earthy notes from the nose are quite a bit more muted. The feel is nice and pretty roasty. Fairly dry in general with a nice finish. Drinkability is decent enough, but there’s not enough there to keep me hanging on. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-13-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4994) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft sample @Syracuse location. Dark brown with thick head even in the sample glass. Nose is roast, hint of coffee and chocolate. Really nice roasted malts with the afore mentioned chocolate and coffee hints, finally a really nice brew at this place.

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