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


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RATINGS: 1843   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2003
Black in color with red tones. Nutbrown creamy head. Notes of coffee or mocca in the aroma. Nice clean flavor, some bitterness. Carbonation low. Mild dry finish and palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tessic (918) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
First pour brought scents of coffee nice tan colour to head although it didn't last for long. The initial taste brought a nice roasted flavour with more hints of coffee and caramel. Very good, hope to have again soon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
I really liked this one alot. Pours dark like a porter, with a nice tan head. A very nice roasted malty flavor with a somewhat bitter aftertaste at times. Extremely drinkable and very easy on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 (draught) black with tan head. Roast malt with coffee flavors. Still with lager malt flavors as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
Black. Grayish, beige head. Toasty, bready, chocolaty aroma w/ hints of pit fruit & licorice. Soft, somewhat chalky feel. Toasty, chocolaty flavour w/ some fruitiness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Nice dark flavor. Much lighter in malt that I would have figured. Slight coffee flavor. Very drinkable for such a dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Nice black color with a creamy head of foam. Smells and tastes like a typical German dark. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 Black colour with a red tone. Off-white head. Roasty aroma. Roast-malty, chocolatey taste with a little sweetness. Body a bit too watery. (3.1) Re-rate: I don´t think it´s too watery, just about right for the style. One of my favourites in the last time. Nice coffeish, roastmalty flavours. Not too sweet, rather dry. A good one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2003
Great aroma - malty, chocolaty, nutty - all the dark malt aromas but in a very smooth way. Beer looks pretty cool in a pils glass but terrible head retention. Flavour was quite a let down after the aroma. Quite lean, light, lacking malt character and with a fairly bitter finish. Middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Dark brown appearance with an average size head. Aroma was a bit nutty and a little smoky. Thin, dry, somewhat sour taste. Did not leave a lasting impression.

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