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


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RATINGS: 1782   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Very dark ruby red color with foamy head. Good decent flavor with good aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Dark black color, foamy head and nice lacing. Light malty-roasted aroma. Slightly roasted chocolaty malt character, well balanced by a lighter hoppieness. Simple flavor but quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2003
These beers present beautifully when initially poured. The deep dark body with a creamy head, that in my case lasted reasonably well. The nose is all chocolate and low hop which mirrors the taste. Loads of crystal and chocolate malt here with a good (but not really solid) body to match. You definitely think about another one after drinking the first.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrison (789) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2003
It beckoned well, but was a tad disappointing in its delivery. I expect a true schwarzbier to be thicker, richer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2003
Very black, completely opaque. Quick diminishing tan colour head. Malty aroma, super malty flavour. My first of the type and I have to say, it was pretty decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2003
Sweet molasses aroma. Tan two finger head recedes steadily with some lacing. Dark brown with ruby tone not quite opaque. Some roasted malts apparent but generally plain flavour. Very thin body. Can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
Deep brown colour with a nice cappuccino head that leaves some nice lacing behind. Mild roasty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Very light bodied with smooth malt flavours and a metallic edge (likely from the can). Not bad, but really needs more heft in the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
Nice moka head to start with, but collapses fast. Faint chocolate smell, with some malt. Chocolat and malt in mouth, with smooth bitterness in pst taste...tin taste due to can...a good deal for the price...preferered the bottle version!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2003
Can. Pours dark brown body with a very large head that fades to a big head! Bit roasty, some dry bitterness. Was expecting more from this. Would have preferred a heavier body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Thin chocolate aroma, first taste licorice and mocha, with a subtle chocolate working itself in.Thin and spritzy mouthfeel

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