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


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RATINGS: 1917   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2006
Dark reddish-brown with a tan head. Light roasted malt aromas leads to a flavor profile of mostly dark chocolate with some sweetness. Smooth and dry, with a good balance of bitterness to back up the malty dominance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2006
Black. Large, frothy, tan head settles to a thin layer. Aroma and flavor are very simple consisting of roasty, grainy malt. Easy drinking light/medium body. Nice schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerBB (132) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
great color. nice maltiness but not too sweat. More to this beer than I thought there would be

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2006
Pours black with light whispy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and charcoal. Flavor of burnt grains, charcoal with a mildly sweet hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
500ml can, 4.8% a/v Pours Guinness black, with a nice brown head. Smells like burnt grains and such, like a true stout. (On that note can someone beermail me the diffrence between a Schwarzbier and stout), tastes like burnt grains and caramel, a very nice sweet hop aftertaste. Goes down well. Definetly a good beer!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11643) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
Great dark bownred colour with a brownish head that stays. Doesn’t fill enough in your mouth and the taste is a bit too sweet - too much maltiness. Taste contains caramel and burnt malt and a faint whiff of liquirice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8794) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2006
Near black beer, but with a burgundy shine; huge, collapsing but persistent greige head. Bready, nutty (hazel-), ink, generally sweet nose; fruity too, like sweet black grapes and strawberries. Dry, very dry malty taste, verging on cardboard. Green leaves and dark malts, potato peel aroma retronasal. Refreshing, despite the dryness. Neither full bodied, neither empty. Light, but not watery MF. Persistent head remains creamy even when swallowing. Still good. Made a classic out of an unloved style that definitely deserves better notes. Big thanks to marcusm

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
A very smooth easy drinkin beer, almost too smooth to the point that it lacks flavor. But, still quite good. Nice creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle at the Metropolitan Centre, Bury 24/11/2001 Dark brown coloured beer. Full hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
Blackish colour with a brownish mostly lastin head. Aroma of malt, fruits and caramel. Flavour is not too sweet. Nice palate.

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