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


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RATINGS: 1708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Pours dark with a creamy tan head. Head stuck around, too. Smells of sweet malt, no hop aroma. Sweet crystal malt flavor that turns into a small roasted flavor. Hop flavors not evident. Looks like a big beer but drinks quite smooth. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5165) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Pours a deep reddish brown to almost....black. TALL foamy tan head. Nose is dominated by roasted malt. The taste is an enhanced version of the aroma. Roasted malt but I can taste very light hops. Very smooth and pleasant tasting beer. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Had this on draft last night at the local german club. Tan head that hangs around a while. Dark ruby brown color with a light roasted malt aroma. Good roasted malt flavor but with a very smooth finish. A very good schwartz beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2004
Dark almost black body with a nice tall beige head. Nose of burned malt and brown sugar. Nice flavor of brown sugar, dark chocolate and nut. Nice complexity between bitterness and sweetness. Hoppy though somewhat watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3114) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
This is a very drinkable dark beer. An excellent beer to reassure the light colored beer drinker that not all dark beers taste like Stouts. A light medium body supports a smooth, well balanced beer. Refreshing beer that's a little different.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Drank this a lot when I lived in Bitburg now that Bitburger owns this brewery. Now rating the imported bottle: Poured a dark shoe-leather brown color with a solid tan head. The aroma is floral with a hint of licorice. The beer is light on the tongue and smooth; the flavor is bitter and smoky, but well presented. Classic black beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2003
12 oz bottle, lager glass. Huge, creamy, tan head is well lasting and sits on a deep black-burgundy body. Mild coffee, roasted grain malt (M); herb hops (L); prune, smoke, toffee, honey aromas. Very nice the way the aroma comes together in a sweet, complex, malty nose. Heavily sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. I don't see the thinness to this beer others are claiming. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: one of those beers you finish before you're done rating, though I suppose it does miss on the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Dark pour with a nice fluffy head. Flavor was not as strong as I would have expected. Bit of a bitterness to it, but smooth swallow.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
Dark beer with a hint of light around the edges. Nice medium brown head. Nice lacing. Bitter fruit and bread flavour. Coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2003
really nice black beer. had some current and date sort of flavours with a classy head. I really like this one. Hints of bacon or perhaps smoked malt. Thanks for the tip off motelpogy.

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