mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a very dark brown with a moderate, cream-colored head. The nose had a light sulfur smell with a faint hint of chocolate malt. The flavor was malty and well rounded with dark roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. The hops were at a moderate level, keeping the malt from becoming too overpowering. The mouthfeel was very creamy. This is a fine, well crafted Schwarzbier that is as simple as it is complex.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark malty lager ,beige head that has some staying power. Roast malt,slight coffee in the nose,thin body but effervescent ,the balance of flavors tilts to the malt slightly but the hops are present in the finish.
asheft (2599) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap at Berlin] Opaque jet black with a beige, concave and patchy head that coats the glass. Noble hops aroma with some minor roasty notes and malt--slightly chalky. Perfectly balanced flavour of creamy malt, noble hops, and bitterness that finishes more or less cleanly. Smooth light to medium body with medium carbonation. A little coating.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown, almost black with a 1/2 inch white head. Aroma is malty and smells faintly of molasses(?) Flavor is roasted malt, sweet with a mildly hop finish ... very mild, in fact. A bit thin and watery on the palate. A great beer on the front end, but I’d like a bit more going on afterwards. Still, an excellent brew.
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 A great schwarzbier. Good taste, and somewhat thin bodied. Good overall, very enjoyable experience.
turbothy (1123) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2005 A good Schwarzbier - heavy, filling but with a hoppy bite. A good deal of coffee in the aroma and, as the beer warms, increasingly also in the flavour. Good.
pintbypint (2723) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can. A deep chestnut brown beer, full head of thick tan foam that slowly disolves. Roasted malt, raisin and sugar aroma. No hop bitterness. Iron notes, black malts, more raisin. Very drinkable.
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 (1042) - 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.