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


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StueyD (1467) - 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 (4680) - 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 (2952) - 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 (9883) - 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 (1910) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012
50cl bottle. Pours golden with steady bubbles and a generous head. The nose has that herbisch thing that some Pilseners do. There’s also a nice amount of pale malt in there. The taste lemon, herbs, creamy malt and then lemon again on the end. The palate is close to medium bodied with a tight creamy texture and a long, clean but elegant, finish. Overall, a good pils.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
edpeg (861) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 5, 2012
Pale yellow clear body with white frothy head. Aromas sweet malts, grains, hay, dough. Palate thin with medium carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste sweet and medium short hops finish. Sweetish with mild hoppy end with some papery off-flavours, Basic pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4321) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 4, 2012
Bottle at the Abbe-Mensa in Jena. Goldenoid body. Bready nose. The taste is the classic Classic German Pilsener - remarkably dry, ending with a solid herbal hoppy presence. Actually quite better than I expected!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 20, 2012
Botella. Clear golden like colour, white ehad, lively. Grassy hoppy bit malty aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is typical German pils like, grassy hops and malty, bit sweet, light bitterness, lightly dry in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2012
Keg at Trembling Madness. Pours dark, mahogany brown, with thick mocha head. Body is quick thick for a lager, perhaps a little to cloying in the finish. Aroma is honey, brown sugar, some spice. Flavour is treacle, weak coffee, some treacle in the finish, rather pleasant overall.

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