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

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RATINGS: 1713   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".


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (1480) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown with orange highlights and a tan head than falls to a thick blanket. The smell is dark roasted malt, touch of caramel, berry fruit?. The taste is dry and roasty with a some of bitter chocolate and a dry bitter ending. Light+ body with average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (544) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
Tap Appearance: Clear black, a taned head of 1 finger Aroma: Chocolate, caramelised and mostly roasted malts some bread and some herbal hops Taste: Medium bitter with a hint of sourness, light roasted malts and chocolate some nuts some bread in addition , lingering bitterness in the finish. Slightly below medium body, soft carbonation. Good brew.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ngejo (143) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap. Clear, black, minimal head, tan foam, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arczir (119) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Looks black, with spongy head, medium retention and lacing.

Nose is composed of caramel, bread, nuts with some toasty notes, resiny and herby hoppy aromas can also be traced. Some licorice as well.

Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and lightly sour, while flavor is mostly nutty and bready.

Interesting beer with pretty dry, hoppy and earthy palate (german hops mostly, metallic, but not any Fe2+ dissolved)

Overall - interesting schwarzbier, would go well with some rich meats or chocolate cake.
Paired with steak after the degustation, was delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Smells especially nice, very bready and sweet, with caramel and dates as well. Pours a nice medium to dark brown, light carbonation and head. Tastes fresh and clean. Not heavy but also not at all weak or flavorless. Just a solid, drinkable beer. Would do well with spicy or salty meat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with a short-lived dark khaki head. Nose is akin to freezer burn. Full body. Metal flavor invades the ripe fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (538) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a tiny off white head, mild aroma of Vegemite and coffee, hints of chocolate linger. Smooth and rich, not too bad at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maarten1993 (270) - - MAY 24, 2014
Drank during the tasting at Thijs 24-05-2014. Beer has no taste and no smell. Bad beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (787) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en mayo de 2000. con fecha de c pref para agosto de 2000. Recuerdos maltosos con un volumen de 4.8 que la hacen fácil de beber, buen sabor. Se podría repetir.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep black with ruby highlights. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, toasty. Taste is quite dry and crisp with a lot of black malt flavour. Firm bitterness with slight hops and lots of black malt.


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