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


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RATINGS: 2019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Speziell veredelte Gerstenmalze verleihen der Köstritzer Bierspezialität ihr einzigartig feines Malzaroma.
Mit dem spritzig-eleganten Charakter entsteht ein unverwechselbares Geschmackserlebnis.
Genießen Sie Deutschlands beliebtestes Schwarzbier. 11.4°

Since April 1991, the Köstritzer black beer brewery, a subsidiary of the Bitburger brewery, has emerged as of one of the most modern breweries in Thuringia. In September 1993, it was with great pride we (re-) introduced the "original Köstritzer black beer".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Poured from a bottle. Pours a very dark brown. Malty smell. Taste is sort of bready. It is an easy going beer with a lighter taste than its appearance suggest. I think it would make a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
12 oz bottle, via SoLan. Pours a clear very dark brown colored body under a foamy one finger beige head. Decent retention and some light lacing. Aroma is of grainy nutty and roasted malts. Nice mild flavor, mostly dry nutty and lightly roasted malt with a chalky and lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a fairly dry chalky texture. Moderate fizzy carbonation. A pretty darn good Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Looks like coke with tan bubbles. Roasty aroma with licorice and apples. Strong rotten apple taste. Sweet but light and dry. Strange combination in both tastes and texture, and a bit boring, but very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - FEB 6, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 500ml bottle. Dark with beige head. Nice roast aroma. The taste is also of roast malt, a little bitter. The standard schwartzbier for me, at least in terms of availability (Brazil). I love to drink it!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2007
Draft @ Bishops Arms, Umeå. Smells of public toilets late on a Saturday night. Tastes faintly port and overly sweet - a mix of flat coke and treacle. I don’t think Schwarzbier is a style I’ll ever really warm to..........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cranberryboy (18) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Very smooth and almost sweet for a darker beer. Some definite hints of chocolate. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
Bottle Dark pour with a hint of red in the light. Sweet smell, not really malty sweet, just sugar sweet. Same with the flavor, there really isn’t much becides weird sweetness. I really don’t care for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 (Draught) Pours dark with some beautiful red hints. Caramelly, roasted aroma with some chocolate and grassy/herbal hop tones. Hints of dark bread. Roasted and light hoppy flavour with a sour sting. Light bitter. A bit bready finish. Light body with a smooth and soft mouthfeel. Second try: Pours near black with dark red hints and an off white head. Mild roasted aroma with tones of coffee, raisins, dark bread and caramel. Also some hops with tones of herbs and grass. Light undertones of wet dog and sour milk. Medium sweet and dry roasted flavour with chocolate, coffee and dark bread. Some raisins and caramel are also present. Herb-ish and grassy hops come through the flavour as well. Light bitter. Smooth and soft mouthfeel. Light to medium body. Milky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours in layers, with an amber base and a black top. Aromas of roasted nut and roasted malt abound. Flavors are not far behind, but with an added chocolate presence. Mouthfeel is average. Good beer, er, bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2007
[Bottle from Little Germany] Deep brown/black colour with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, black chocolate and some hop presence. Light body, more roast on the palate with a dry finish. Solid beer.

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