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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1995   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - OCT 1, 2006
Very nice creamy head, very dark color with a good sweet taste. Nice beer. I could drink one more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at St. Albans Beer Festival 2006. Not bad until you swallow and then you get a none too great hit of yeast and malt. Very yeasty nose and slightly smokey. To be honest the nose is the thing I like most about it. Black body with a swiftly diminishing tan head. Just all wheat and malt in the mouth and lacking in finesse. Palate is a little thin and just about made a 3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - SEP 29, 2006
From a can. My newest favorite beer that you can find in Panama. Pours a deep translucent black with exceptional flavor, of toasted malts and caramel. Not too sweet and certainly not cloying. The moderately light mouthfeel was a blessing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2006
On tap pours a dark brown with some deep amber when held to the light. Head was creamy, lacing and light tan. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, grainy maltiness and roast. Flavor of toasty malts, caramel and light molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle 48F. Tulip Glass. some sweet malt notes, with some royal hops notes as well, maybe a touch of corn, nice dark roasted malts. Pours very darks with a deep brown head that lasts moderately. Very dark and quite opaqe. Sweet light malt tastes of hay, balanced against a curtain of rich roasted malts, and nice semi bitter hops. Flavor appears rich but still remains drinkable and not at all cloying. Palate is medium with a nice amount of carbonation. A good drinkable beer, worthy of cold winter nights near a fire, or cold rainy days of fall. Nice dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Pours ruby-black into the glass with a thinly retentive tan head, leaving mild suds lace. Roasts, caramel and toffee to the nose... faint at first, growing as it warms. Roasted malt upfront on the tongue, with a growing caramel sweetness that leads to the finish. Finish is a bit drier than I would’ve originally thought, but malty hues predominate over a dry, coffee-esque hop. Mouthfeel is bold, yet doesn’t make it past "round". Truly, this is a "better than average" schwarzbier; if it wasn’t quite as dry as it is, I would definitely be singing its praises!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5633) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Very dark brown. Fairly light. Some aroma of roasted malt, and flavor that is a little bitter with more light malt. Thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3239) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2006
( 500 ml bottle, thanks Dolty ! ) Dark brown color with a thick off-white head. Malt, fruit and coffe notes. medium body with a nice malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - SEP 10, 2006
Pours very dark, almost black, with a large tan head. Aroma of molasses and raisin. Touch of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, maybe a bit watery. Slighty bitter. Not bad, but nothing stands out; rather apathetic about drinking another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Tap at a little cafe near the Apostel Paulus church in Berlin. Brown-tinged black with a lovely soft beige head. Honey, chocolate and marzipan aromas. Dry chocolate flavors, with a touch of melanoiden in the finish. A solid level of roast to hold the whole thing together. This has all the charm of a well-balanced porter, but with a nice clean lager character.

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