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


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RATINGS: 1993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allenhuerta (2) - Eschenbach, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
Very tamed but distinct aroma. Very clean fermentation aroma, no apparent hop aroma, a moderate roasted malt character that lends itself toward a dark cocao character. A slight fresh baked bready malt slides underneath giving the nose a touch of sweetness. Deep black in appearance with garnet highlights and a dense copper head, that cuts itself in half in short order. Though, it lingers as the beer goes down. Brilliant clarity. A moderate bitterness lent over from both hop bitterness and roasted malt. Dark chocolate notes with an underlying nutty tones-roasted chestnuts. Roasted malt notes throughout. Very dry finish with a slight astringency lasting on from the roasted malts inviting you to take another sip. Low herbal hop character peaks through but overall clean flavor characteristics. Medium full body, seemingly low carbonation level and slightly creamy texture. Overall, a very good and easy-everyday drinking beer. Captures the best characteristics of the style and at a great price point. One of the better ones I’ve had, though, I’ve still only had a handful. I would put this beer with creamy and savory dishes. Or with a sandwich like a Reuben.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Svarun (101) - - JUN 3, 2016
Dark brown, medium tan head. Aroma of nuts and bit mettalic.Taste is caramel and herbs with a bit sourness at the end. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjmiller3 (2) - - JUN 2, 2016 does not count
Nice roasted flavor a bit sweet and a tad thin but overall a great dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (94) - RUSSIA - MAY 29, 2016
Очень вкусное темное пиво, жженый хлебный вкус, в послевк& горчинк& дымност& жженост& отлично пойдет к вяленой икре.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (521) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, coffee notes. Moderate carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet, with a mild bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PenultimaRonda (21) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
(Las)-Es una cerveza con aroma intenso y un gusto acaramelado pero no dulce. En boca deja un agradable sabor que hace querer tomar rápidamente otro sorbo sin haber deglutido aún el anterior. Como dato curioso, esta era la cerveza favorita del dramaturgo germano Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, quizás más conocido por su principal obra "Fausto". ----- É unha cerveza con aroma intenso e un gusto acaramelado mais non doce. En boca deixa un agradable sabor que fai querer tomar rápidamente outro grolo sen ter deglutido ainda o anterior. Coma dato curioso, esta era a cervexa favorita do dramaturgo xermano Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, quizáis máis cońecido pola súa principal obra "Fausto".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (369) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ la base ristorante (rome) dark colour, long coffee aroma, heavy tight body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (168) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Pint on keg at Resting Hare. Pours ruby black, thin tan head. Refreshing and well carbonated. Subtle nutty and toasty taste. A bit thin for the abv. Quenching but I expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fules (640) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 8, 2016
Szép nagy, tömör és tartós, tejeskávé színű habja van. Kicsit barnás, fekete színű. Illata feketekávés, kissé savanykás, fűszeres. Íze kávés, picit savanykás, enyhe komlós fűszeresség. Csak halványan kesernyés. Utóíze kesernyés, egy picit savanykás, és nem túl hosszú. Nem túl markáns ízvilágú sör. Közepesen telt. Könnyen csúszik, jó szomjoltó. Nem egy világklasszis, de korrekt sör.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kamwitsta (549) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma: some malts and some hops, I guess. Appearance: nearly black; opaque; head small, brown, unstable. Taste: mildly bitter, mildly sweet. Palate: body medium; carbonation below average; finish moderately bitter. Overall: pretty average.

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