Gordon Biersch SommerBrau
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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3888) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2007
This kolsch pours a typical clear yellowish gold. Aroma is hoppy and not strong. Flavor is fairly hoppy, pleasing although not complex - a typical summertime brew, light and refreshing, with just a touch of fruity sweetness. Finish has more sweet in it than the initial taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Draft at the new Rockville, MD location, in a tall fluted pils glass. Nose was actually pretty disgusting, smelling like egg salad, DMS, a hint of urine (literally) and fluffed, slightly fruity egg whites. Flavor thankfully isn’t as bad, but isn’t stellar either. Lightly crisp, mostly fizzy, simple sweet grain flavor with a sour (slight) egg presence. This one needs work, and a lot of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Had this on tap with Immy (thanks for showing me around town dude!!). Served to me a clear yelllow with a small white head. Aroma has a nice light sweetness to it and a slight fruity puch. Nice wheat smell in there as well. Taste is alot of the same but I did notice that it became better as the beer went on and warmed up not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 10, 2007
On tap at the Virginia Beach location. Clear light gold with a white head. Nose is light malt sweetness with a mild grain and some light honey notes. Flavor is much the same, very light flavored and bodied. A mild grass is noted in the finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristatos (6) - USA - JUL 9, 2007 does not count
Had on tap in San Diego GB, fits the Kolsch style guidelines very well, slight fruit character, crisp finish was not harsh, pleasant spice from hops. Great clarity and persistent creamy head. Took a growler home.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Light Hazed Yellow Color with White Ring. Subtle Grain Aroma. Musty Malted Grain Coating the Tongue...Dry, Dank Malt Aftertaste with Lingering Bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2572) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Some lacing on a light yellow pour. Very easy to drink and light bodied and flavored. Low carbonated and almost seemed a bit flat, at the Gordon Biersch Brewery. Nothing special really, and perhaps my least favorite Kolsch I’ve had. I liked Saint Arnold Lawnmower better, and also also Pyramid’s Curveball kolsches better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Judging by the other raters’ comments, this is known as Sommerfest everywhere but on this page. It has a bright yellow body with some lazy bubbling and a creamy white head. Nice lacing. It has a sweet fresh bread aroma coupled with a mild grassy bitterness. This continues into the flavor, although the hoppy bitterness grows a little. crisp finish. A decent warm weather beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at G. B. Clear light yellow with a creamy white head. Faint fruity malty aroma. Sweet bready taste with a crisp, clean, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Broomfield, Colorado...this is a poor representation of a Kolsch. Way to much malt character in this one. The clarity was way off and the carbonation was weak. I like my home brewed (extract even) Kolsch better than this one. It figures that GB screws up an ale since they mostly do lagers. This is a way underappreciated style that I’m hoping brewers start to fill up their fermenters with. I appluad GB for having this in their seasonal rotation and hope to see it on the menu again...they’ll figure it out.

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