Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Light, malty. ... Appearance: Black with diminishing head. ... Flavor: Dry, woody, with a slightly watery mouthfeel. ... Palate: Dry, malty....slightly watery though. ... Overall Impression: A nice, dry brew, but the watery quality takes away from what could be a great bottle of beer.
HermanW (1035) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kostritzer has a good taste and a perfect drink for "oudjaarsavond".
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Possibly the thinnest beer I’ve had. After promising initial taste it simply disappears with no middle or aftertaste. I wasn’t aware of a beer that could do that even if it wanted to (but why would it?). Nice dark color though with an initial taste evident of this style.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2006 (Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted, nuts, dark fruit, and molasses. Falvor of toasted malt with a sweet finish.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottled 12 oz. multiple tastings. Overwhelmingly malty aroma. Well carbonated Smooth dry taste with some fig. Lots of flavor without being too heavy.
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color with a thin head. Sweet malt aroma. Very bitter taste and is overall quite watery. It’s decent enough, but much better Schwarzbiers out there.
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Medium light brown head that does not hold. Dark brown coffee color. Nice coffee aroma, and tastes with hints of chocolate and coffee. A very nice light dark beer.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Average to large light brown head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Dark brown (but not opaque) body that appear to be of thin density. Light sweetness as well as molasses in the nose as aroma. Light balanced sweetness as both initial and final flavor with barely no persistance. Very refreshing feel, a light bit of astringence (but very light) coming from roasted grains? Very light and thin body, a bit watery and dry. Very soft carbonation.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purplish in color, kind of watery, but pleasant in taste. Best served at room temperature or slightly chilled.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black Coloring. White Head. Good Malt and Barley... A Little Chocolate and Bitter at the End. Better then I was Expecting.