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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmno2 (9) - USA - AUG 10, 2009 does not count
Sampled on draft sa GB in San Diego. Nice dark color and bitter flavor , yet appealing to the palate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanebrews (175) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
I don’t usually go for the black beers but I liked this one. I thought the head retention was adequate and the maltiness of the aroma was enticing. The body isn’t too heavy. The palate is very creamy and pleasantly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Draft at Tempe, AZ, brewpub. Dark and nearly opaque, with ruby highlights. Dark malt and fruit in aroma. A hint of goat in taste which is dominated by dark malt and a bit of raisin, without being roasty; would not be atypical in Erlangen (would need more roastiness for Kulmbach).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap in Pasadena. Pours dark brown with a redish glare and a lacing white head. Solid roasted malt and liqourice hops aroma, very inviting. Dry, roasted and liqourice flavour in a tasty and smooth mix. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at Gordon Biersch in Midtown Atlanta on 10/4/09... pours a dark brown with a small off white head... medium body.. mild bitterness up front... roasted malts throughout. very drinkable and surprisingly good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Draught at the Palo Alto brewpub. Dark brown with a tan head. Toasted bread and light chocolate in the aroma. The flavor is pretty dry and drinkable overall, but with some caramel sweetness up front. Toasty grain and chocolate malt flavors with a light background roast. Hops are mild but provide a good, clean balancing bitterness. Clean fermentation character. Medium-light body but with a rich, smooth mouthfeel. Clean and well balanced overall, and showing a pretty German sense of restraint compared to other local black lagers that end up more like bottom-fermented stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Draft. Listed as ’Smoked Schwarz’. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. light smoke aroma. Smoke and light bacon flavor with malt. Medium bodied Smoke and light bacon lingers with malt. I don’t know if this is a different beer or not.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (791) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with an off white head. Roasted malt, coffee and toffee aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, toffee and slight chocolate flavors. Light body and average carbonation. Slightly sweet with a roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
Decent brew on tap at the restaurant in SF. Very smooth, nice and malty. Lots of roasted character. Nice full body with a smooth finish. Solid schwarz.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Had this one on draught as part of a sampler flight at the brewpub in Bollingbrook, Illinois. Clear, dark brown pour with a thick, eggshell white pour, very malty nose and a bit smokey, slightly sweet and very malty, good.


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