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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
500 ml bottle. Head is initially creamy and great but disappears fast. Roasted aroma with some definitive caramel and possibly some chocolate resembling a stout. Smooth and gentle malt flavour. A very well balance beer that I really enjoyed. Just a touch of bitterness at the end and very easy to drink. Will I have it again ? You bet...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2006
This one is impressive. Looks and feels like a stout, but lacking the umph. That’s OK, because its not a stout. The aroma doesn’t smack you in the face, nor do the hops. But you know they’re there. The flavor is smooth, consisting mostly of malt. There is a lot of carbonation, but it doesn’t bite. I like the subtle nature of this brew. I could wax poetic like Goethe if I had a couple more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5187) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2006
500 ml bottle. Dark brown, with a note of reddish body. Light brown, creamy head. A bit roasted aroma with a clear hint of caramel/chocolate. A clean, good balanced Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4448) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle. Dark black/brown beer with a strong light brown head. The aroma is quite sweet and the flavour is smooth and gently sweet and slightly roasted. Overall a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (23143) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, small beige head. Malty aroma with burnt hints. Burnt malt with hints of hops and hay in flavour. Quite dry overall, but very wellbalanced Schwarzbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2006
Bottled. Pitch black, with roasted malt resembling a stout. Not very aromatic, but some flowers and some hops in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (12953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2006
Bottled. Brown black beer. brown head. light roasted caramel aroma. sweet light roasted and short flavour. Medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 Bottled. Dark brown beer with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, with some caramel and hops. Flavor is mostly roasted malt, but there’s some hops lurking in the background. Medium to thin mouthfeel, and a dry, roasted finish. (060201)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Draught, sampled whilst enjoying a fine meal at The Kaiserhof in Bradford, Il. Deep brown, with a finely laced head. Lightly hopped in nose, with a palate rich with roasted malt and dried fruit. Finishes dry with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2006
Dark ruby red, small tanned head. Burnt malty aroma. Roasted, chocolaty, dry flavor. A bit thin of course, but good balanced tasty and clean Schwarzbier.

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