21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark, not black though, maybe some purple in it with an off white head that is moderate. Smells much like fresh veggies and some nuts, nutty organic taste to it.
jefcon (1671) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not that bad aromas of malt and some chocolate, but the watery nature of the beer in the glass translates to a watery palate. A weak contender -- maybe I just don’t care for the style.
haddon90 (1625) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
When I first saw it I thought it was a porter. But with it's light taste I knew it was a lager. Nice brown color with a good tan head. Light and smooth. Not a bad beer.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy dark red. Sweet malt, roasty hops and fruit in the nose. The body is sweet and malty with light hops in the middle. Dries out really quick.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Oakville location. Chestnut brown. Tan head. Aroma of caramel, honey, & bread. Thin-medium body. Some bread-like dark malt flavours. Moderately hoppy finish w/ hint of alcohol. Overall, however, flavours are a little watery & bland.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t like the aftertaste. Otherwise moderately good. Dunkles? You can still see light shining through...
Oscbert (1263) - Lincoln, California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Malty aroma, bready, light roast, sweet caramel, wood.
~Pours a brownish mahoghany hazy color with lasting creamy off white head.
~Sweet bready flavor with caramel and light roastiness. Well balanced.
~Light medium bodied with high CO2, lasting sweet bready roasty finish.
~Excellent balanced drinkable beer. Would have no problem drinking a few of these.
mnurda (1254) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite tasty, despite being overwhelmingly disappointed with my Biersch visit. Probably wouldn’t order any of the Biersch offerings after trying the sampler platter in Las Vegas.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the most unusual beers I’ve had in a while. It had several flavor stages, one I didn’t care for somewhat like a chemical taste, but the carmel and malt flavors were quite good.
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a dark brown beer with a soft white head. It has a definite organic smell--kinda grassy. The taste is also grassy with some nuts mixed in there. This is the best beer available at Gordon Biersch in my opinion, but there are definitely better brews out there."