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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4167) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2001
Poured the beer. Smelled the bottle. Went to empty the trash, came back and the head was still standing. Malty aroma, with whiffs of good pipe tobacco and graham crackers. A wheaty, almost oatmeal flavor, with malt and molasses. Trailing roast bitter. Disappointing palate, but a dang good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schniffy (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
Very tasty. best of course from the barell. I had this at a german restaurant in Dallas and I loved it. Smell could not be better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2001
rich tasty brew. has the aroma of a strong vita malt, but has a smoother after taste

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - NOV 18, 2001
This one started the modern schwarzbier-boom in Germany. It’s still one of the best. Strong smell and taste of malt, but not heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2001
Pretty pleasant. Avoid in in the 500ml cans, though. A little thin in body, but still an interesting beer

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2001
very tasty. rich malt taste smooth on the palate not harsh. a very good dark german beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Bottle@BlindTastingSession, May 08, 3.4 Interesting to see that the order of the beers determens how you appreciate a beer or not. This time it was the first. Previous time it was after a Tripel. Bottle@BlindTastingSession, Apr 08, 2.9: Beautiful complex aroma with licorice, laurel, cassis, rye, bit milky and malty. Dary ruby color, light brown head, very nice lace. But the flavor is not as I remembered and especially the mouthfeel is bad. Sweet, light bitter, rye, hints of licorice and coffee. Flat, weak and watery finish. Bottled, Oct 01, 3.5: Great schwarzbier! A bit sweet and bitterness of burnt malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6688) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
not the tastiest beer in the world. pretty decent on tap in a smokey berlin pub

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2001
Like this one. It’s a bit milder than many darks but still manages to have very flavorful malts. Quite drinkable. Probably suffers from me A-B’ing it to Optimator, but Kostritzer is still very good.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
redmeister2001 (12) - Artesia, California, USA - OCT 1, 2001
A really mild black lager


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