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


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RATINGS: 1904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2015
A medium bodied dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Softly carbonated smooth mouthfeel. Light caramel, roast and smokiness are the primary aroma and flavor components. Hops take a back seat. Not as crisp as some other Schwarzbiers, and more malt-forward.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (358) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma is roasty, some nuts, caramel and smoke. Taste is roasty, with a grain like taste, and nutty, well balanced. Slight hint of booze. Refreshing for a dark beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AtronSeige (1013) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 2, 2015
Aroma: Medium grainy, cracker. Medium-Light coffee, Medium caramel. Medium-light floral. Appearance: Dark brown with red hues. Small, light brown head, low retention. Flavour: Medium-high coffee, but like putting ground coffee in your mouth, Medium bitterness. Dry finish with lingering slightly harsh acrid, astringency. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Slight astringency. Overall: Coffee or roastiness is too high in flavour. 330 ml bottle, poured. 4C. Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
damjan (65) - CROATIA - SEP 1, 2015
50 cl bottle. Pours black colour with medium brown head. Aroma is malty and pleasant. Taste is malt and caramel with light bitterness. Average aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
huineman (432) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2015
Pours hazy dark brown with short-lingering tan head. Aroma is cola, blackberry gummy and chocolate drop. Taste is fresh, light and not very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (221) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Kolsvart färg med ganska stora bubblor, Stor doft av mörkt bröd & knäckebröd, lite sirap, fantastisk! Jäkla fint mörkt knäcke bröd å andra mörka bröd likt kavring, en viss sötma av malt, lätt i kropp men inge blaskig alls, helt fantastisk Schwarzbier! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Paladares (124) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Botella. Negra opaca y con un dedo de espuma. Aroma bastante plano. En boca tampoco dice mucho. Resulta refrescante pero muy acuosa. Parece una lager del montón... negra. Viendo las puntuaciones me inclino a pensar que le ha pasado algo... La volveré a probar, en cualquier caso.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (839) - HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2015
0.33l bottle. Very dark ruby body,light beige head. The aroma is quite clean, but not so intensive. It has notes of caramel, grains, dark fruits and cocoa. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast and some dark fruits with a hint of spicy hops. Light medium bodied, quite easy to drink. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (396) - SPAIN - AUG 19, 2015
From Carrefour. In Ikea’s english pint glass. Watching Vikings 1x08 last night. Soft and smooth, without disgusting coffee taste. Maybe a bit too much smooth for my taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slautar (215) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Z zapasów przywiezionych przez Ojca z Niemiec. W aromacie nuty chleba razowego. Podobnie w smaku. Piwo jest lekkie i delikatne. Pije się dobrze ale nie ma w nim nic godnego zapamiętania. Jedna z wielu przygód na jeden wieczór.

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