Brewed by Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei (Bitburger)
Style: Pilsener
Bad Köstritz, Germany


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
"Die edle Kunst der Köstritzer." Fein gebraut für edlen Pils-Genuss. Es begeistert mit seinem frischen, spritzigen und milden Charakter. 11.3°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
500ml bottles from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Classic vegetable nose, straw yellow in the glass, good white head and lacing. Light bitterness, good to sweet finish. Good for the style. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (6177) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear pale golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy and minimally spicy strawy aroma. Taste is bitter hoppy with a vegetable note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
500 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A.
Pours a clear bright yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of crisp grassy hops, citrus and grains. Flavour of grainy malts, crisp grassy hops and some dried fruits. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter citrusy finish. Good bitterness and overall a refreshing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaney (2424) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2012
#417 Das beste Pilsener aus Thüringen kommt ausgerechnet aus einer Schwarzbierbrauerei, hehe! Mildwürzig und wohlbekömmlich, kein Überflieger, aber sehr anständig! Test vom 8.5.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,12,10,12,10 - 10,40

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. High fluffy white lasting head leaving long curtains. Clear yellow body.. Weak sweet malty aroma, Flavor like the aroma sweet barley malt with little hops bitterness, pretty watery and honey like but without the hops bitternesse I like. Watery, anonymous, boring but technically ok. Low carbibatuib, Short sweet finish. I guess this is how the Germans wnat them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
Pale golden beer with a frothy white head. A particularly wheaty aroma, with hints of fruit. Fizzy mouthfeel. The wheat element comes through in the flavour, along with a sweetish biscuity malt taste which lasts right through to the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (5971) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2012
50 cl, clear bottle. Why does any brewery still use clear bottles?? Pale gold color, fizzy carbonation leaves a tiny, thin head on top of beer. Nose is malt and grain. Taste is sweet malt, straw and a mild bitterness that has a crisp, dry bitterness. Grassy hops. Weak bread notes. I guess overall, it’s standard for a style I don’t drink often. Even for being shipped in a clear bottle it doesn’t show any problems. 

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Half liter bottle from a mixed case, poured into conical pilsener glass. Very clear light yellow with lively carbonation and thick, but light head. Strong nose of hops. Typical German Pils , very drinkable. Mild grassy, almost hay-like taste, but no bitterness. I’m more familitar with (and they’re more widely known for) their schwarzbier, but this was quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kevnic2008 (11075) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts, fruits and grain. Flavour of malts, fruits and grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wekker84 (2140) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2012
500 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts water cardboard flavor malts water cardboard some hops

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