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


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RATINGS: 1874   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2005
Large off-white head. Black body. Feels dry, a bit dusty. Char coal / ash, coffee, fruits and pepper in the aroma. Has a refreshing maltyness. Prunes, coffee powder and a bit of black currant in the flavor. Leaves a burnt, ash-wise mouthfeel. Very pleasant. Very well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2005
Nice black colour. Roasted malt and some smoke in aroma. Malty taste. I had this one in Berlin in some old nice pub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (850) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2005
Very dark with a thick brownish head, slowly shirinking. The aroma is light smoky, roasted, but discrete. There isn’t really much toit.The flavor is stays in the background. I quickly finshed the beer without really having that much of an experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8527) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Pours blackish burgundy. Aroma of roasted dark patent malt, fruit (prunes, figs), brown sugar, molasses. Tastes sweet, with a lot of fruity and molasses/brown sugar hints. The palate is on the light side. A decent schwarz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2005
An opaque, very deep Brown with an off-white head. Scent reminds me of Plum baby food mixed with a spoonfull of yesterdays coffee grounds. Roasty, slightly burnt, yet sweet and slightly fruity. Caramel, roasted malt flavors with a tangy, spicy snap at the finish. I’m not a big Schwarz fan but this is pretty good but a tad thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richboy (8) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2005 does not count
bottle- aroma is raisony. flavor is bread crust. flat dry finish with mild. Well carbonated. Ruby when held to light but black otherwise. "It is like drinking a cave"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Draft: poured dark caramel brown with a thick beige head. Light caramel aroma with a touch of roasted malt. Light caramel flavor. A nice example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2619) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2005
Tasted this one from the bottle and poured it into a weiss-bier glass, late into a wintry Perth night. A big, inch thick and quite dense, tannish-beige head formed straight from the pour atop a deep ruby brown body. Head managed to stick firmly to the sides and left an abundance of intermittent rings down the glass. Soft molasses, burnt grain, caramel and dark chocolate aroma with an underlying hint of soy sauce that made it interesting. Quite rich in flavour, yet discernibly dry, and smooth across the tongue. Lovely, clean balanced malt flavours, toffee and caramel upfront, loose roasted grain and bready yeast mid-palate before a nice lingering roasted grain swallow that added a bitter touch. Medium-light bodied and lively in carbonation, this went down with considerable ease and after a week of tasting bland macro-lagers it was a welcome change. Not complex at all, just a smooth, balanced and well crafted thirst quencher. Lovely!!! (500ml, BBE 02/05)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Coca cola appearance with some popping bubbles for the head. Aroma is mild chocolate and light roasted coffee, leading into a flavor profile that’s dry and accentuated with cocoa, coffee and caramel. Tiramisu airiness. Light-to-medium bodied. Cold, milky coffee finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Goethe certainly looks relaxed and deep in thought on the bottle. Light brown head on a black body. Aromas of some dark bread and sweetness. Had a kind of sour roasty flavor and a sweetness in the finish, which is a bit metallic. Aint bad.

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