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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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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3.5
mike67 (1195) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Sampled at Gordon Biersch Dallas, TX. Pours almost black hue. Aroma is coffee and some toasted malt. Body is creamy, medium-full. Taste is similar to aroma. Long coffee finish. On the whole, it is nice brew.

3.2
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 17, 2007
Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Light roasted aroma with little else to the aroma. Flavor has a nice roasted taste with a coffe like finish.

3.2
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Dark, roasty, light body, a little sweetness. Overall, pretty good schwartzbier. The convo with Nick was even better.

2.5
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2009
on tap at location in Washington, DC. Nice dark color with mild nose. Good overall roasted flavor, light, slightly sweet, and smooth. Finishes slightly bitter.

3.3
beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2009
On tap-Annapolis location-Poured black w/a tan, carbonated head. Sweet roasted aroma. Flavors of roasted malt, nuts, a little caramel; had a lot of carbonation to it. This is not one of my favorite styles, I just find them to be too muddled-I prefer more traditional dark beers like a porter or stout, but this was a good beer for this style.

3.7
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.

3.4
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 on tap at the brewery in San Diego, California / may the schwarz bie with you! not bad at all. a light dark beer, as it should be. roasty, dry, but not sour--although it reminded me of guinness. smooth, good.

3.1
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2012
On draught at the Taipei location. Pours a dark amber color with lasting tan lace. Slightly dry dark malt character. Dry finish. OKAY.

4.1
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Beautiful dark brown color. Very sweet aroma. Tasted malty and almost fruity.

4.2
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
On tap at the San Jose location. This beer is a handsome black with a pillowy light tan head that has great retention and lacing. The aroma is dark, dusty, roasty and perhaps sweaty. It is medium light in the mouth; very smooth with a crisp finish. The roastiness is on the subtle side, but provides the main flavor here. This is the best beer I’ve had from Gordon Biersch and the best beer I’ve had in San Jose. What a great session beer.


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