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


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RATINGS: 1986   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 15/20
Milter (684) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
Virkelig en positiv overraskelse. Behagelig řl, med tilpas sřdme. Overraskende frisk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Demens (160) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 3, 2016
0,33l bottle. Black colour with quickly disappearing light brown head. Aroma: Sour and yeasty with notes of caramel. Taste: Medium bitter start with sour after taste. Malty dark lager taste without any sweet caracter. A bit watery but okey. Medium carbonation with light body. Short light bitter finish.Good to drink but nothing fancy here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nephirem (139) - CROATIA - MAR 28, 2016
Pours thick black with medium beige head that leaves some lacing. Smell of roasted malts and caramel. Medium to full body with average carbonation. Thick and smooth texture. Bittersweet taste with very pleasant aroma of roasted malts, caramel, toffee and dark fruits. Some slightly metallic notes towards the end spoil this one a bit, but overall it’s not that big of a deal. Not bad, would definitely drink this one again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
txpitmaster (4) - - MAR 26, 2016 does not count
Nice tan head that was long lasting. A nice dark color with an aroma of coffee with a nutty undertone. Nice palate and pleasing after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lello4ever (559) - ITALY - MAR 26, 2016
Birra semplice, da pasto, nessun acuto ma si difende bene per la tua tipologia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stargazer76 (5) - - MAR 23, 2016 does not count
Hafif karamel tadıyla başlayan yolculuk yerini dengeli bir malt ve şerbetçi otuna bırakıyor. Çok gövdeli olmamakla birlikte damakta uzun süre tadını muhafaza ediyor. Köpük pek iyi değil, kısa sayılabilcek sürede ciddi miktarda azalıp istenen seviyelerin altına iniyor. Dantel yok gibi.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiamiBarman (53) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Dark brown, great tan head formation that has medium staying power. Pumpernickel aromas but no coffee, chocolate, and just a hint of caramel but not even that much. A very clean lager aroma overall, which is to say there’s not much there, just black bread from Cheesecake Factory. Light bodied and a bit spritzy, with gassy carbonation bubbles trickling on the tongue a little too harsh for my liking. As it warms up, you pick up on a hint of cocoa, which does liven things up. This reappears at the very end of the aftertaste. Fairly refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PabloZab (1036) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Butelka 330ml (01.09.2016). Piwo klarowne o brunatnej, opalizującej barwie. Piana beżowa, obfita, niestety szybko znika i po chwili pozostaje tylko cienka warstwa, która niespecjalnie zdobi szkło. Aromat "lagerowy" choć trochę wyprany z nutami ciemnych słodów ale w bardzo subtelnym wydaniu. W smaku ciemne słody wyczuwalne wyraźnie, goryczka niska. Piwo jest lekkie, nawet w stronę wodnistego, brak mu ciała i charakteru. Ogólnie taki przecięty szwarzbier, niczym się nie wyróżnia choć też niczym nie pogrąża, da się wypić.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
Malt and hop in aroma
Clear bitter finish
Light taste considering very black appearance
Less roasted flavour nor sweetness

A kind of good pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blue_harvest (1) - Leigh - On - Sea, Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016 does not count
Very nice beer, very dark in colour yet surprisingly mild flavour. A good alternative to the same old beers served in local bars. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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