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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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".


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remALUS (84) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Price 0,86€. Labai graži spalva, puikios putos...Labai geras skonis ir kaina...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (379) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Can pour into nonic glass from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is bready, toasted malt with a bit of yeasty sour bordering on bile. Appearance is dark mahogany with two finger-width foamy light brown head with fair retention and sticky foam lacing. Taste is light malty sweetness with roasted quality, mild bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with somewhat creamy texture (especially if you get some of the foamy head), lively carbonation (a bit too much--stings the lips and takes away from the otherwise creamy, mellow mouth feel), dry slightly bitter finish. Overall, this is OK without any real standout qualities but no glaring faults either.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3393) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Along with Yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt hop aroma a roasted malt hop sweet fruity taste with a dry bitter finish

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1950) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2016
On draft at Deep Ellum. Black pour with a big off white head into a dimpled tankard. Very malty yet not as sweet as expected with the hops offsetting alot of the malt sweetness. Still though, a bit too much on the malty side for me to get too excited about this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thomas_W1 (312) - Rastatt, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2016
Flasche 0,5l: Schwarz, klar, feinperlig, kräftiger feinporiger fester leicht bräunlicher Schaum; in der Nase kräftig malzig, Malzzucker, kräftige Röstaromen, Haselnüsse, geröstetes Getreide; im Körper malzige Aromen, angenehme Bitterkeit, sehr cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, Röstaromen, geröstetes Getreide, Milchkaffee; angenehmer trockener Nachgang

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (1078) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Tap at Frankford hall. Black with tan head. Malty aroma. Thinner palate, slight roasty profile. Mild but unremarkable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SeniorZozo (606) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2016
pour with small beige head. Aroma is roasty, some nuts, caramel and smoke. Taste is roasty, with a grain like taste, and nutty,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - DEC 28, 2015
From tap. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, licorice, caramel, bready, light hoppy, grassy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
alexfis (7) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
Average dark beer. Good dark color. For me it did not have enough taste and aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (412) - Joensuu, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Aivan hyvä mustakalja. Menee kylmänä ja lämpimänä. Maukkaahko. Tenniksen jälkeen jees.


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