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


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RATINGS: 1839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2005
This is my guilty pleasure beer. I’ll admit it’s about as complex as a British cookbook, but I just love the smooth, soothing maltiness. It’s one of those beers you can drink way too fast which is ok cause it is has a crazy low gravity. Just really love the stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle, at No. 5. Dark brown with light brown head. Fine lacings. Aroma sweet of malt (bread). Flavor of burnt malt (panther) and light of hops. Watery, light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (924) - PERU - MAY 13, 2005
Coffee and chocolate flavors with a creamy, but thin head. Well worth drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2005
sweet yeasty aroma. coffee, chocolate, and a bit of licorice taste. finish is bitter and a little sweet. nicely balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Draft. Poured dark brown with medium light brown head. Complex aroma of roasted coffee and a sweet tone. Flavor and body was medium to full of coffee, chocolate and had a medium silky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Very dark brown with a thin creamy head. Rich aroma of dark caramel with some coffee and fruit. Nice silky body with a slightly(pleasant) acrid finish. Mild, smooth flavors of chocolate and toffee. Nohing bad here but nothing too memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3777) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Clear brown/black pour with a puffy tan head. Nice aroma of malt and sweetness with a roasty and burnt note as well. The taste is rather dry and crisp with a malty sweetness and a slight fruity flavor somewhere in the middle. I’m still not a big fan of schwarzbiers, but this one was better than most ones I’ve had recently.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2005
This is a really good style. Poured black with creamy white head. Aroma had good maltiness, white wine, licorice and caramel malts. Taste had a very pleasant sweetness. This was spectacular for such a low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2005
From A Bottle.Black in colour with a dark red hue,medium head, aroma is of malt and light smoke, taste is of dark roasted malt and some sweetness with a light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2015) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Draft at Yardhouse. Black with a decent head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of hops and malt. Hints of caramel. Flavors of caramel and notes of espresso on the finish. Didn’t taste nearly as dark as it looked.

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