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


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RATINGS: 1903   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MohaBeer (73) - Lima, PERU - AUG 10, 2015
Color marrón oscuro, de espuma baja pero con retención, presenta DMS, diacetilo y ligera oxidción, notas a caramelo tostado, toffe, malta dulce, lúpulo casi imperceptible terroso. En boca el balance es hacia la malta dulce tostada, se confirma el lúpulo terroso, baja carbonatación y un final seco tostado con ligera astringencia por taninos de cáscara o la pirolización misma probablemente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (423) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
A fine beer for any occasion, but a bit watery. Ruby black with a tan head. Bitter chocolate and a spiciness make it exciting at first but then it all just fades away. A good unique brew but ultimately a light one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalspice (355) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
Svart, men noe gjennomsiktig. Skummet varer lenge. Lukter kaffe, knekkebrřd og knekk. Fřlger ogsĺ i smaken. Et overaskende lettdrikkelig řl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (276) - - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. 1/7/16 code date. Appearance: Black and opaque, with a thick, creamy khaki cap and nice lacing. Aroma: Caramel and light roasted malt. No hop presence. Taste: Starts with bready malt sweetness, turns to some caramel and touch of dark fruit, and finishes with roasted malt and bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a light to moderate carbonation. Finish: Very dry finish, with a hint of lingering roast. Overall: Good example of the style. roast is present throughout, but never sharp or overpowering. Has some dark fruit characteristics typical of dark German lagers. Light enough on the palate to remain easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (258) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 1, 2015
Black color with medium brown head. Medium strong malty aroma with coffee notes. Light bitter light sweet aroma. It is ok. Little light for dark beer but OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 1, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2015 0.5l bottle. Black color with browny head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is bitter and little sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (2580) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Look; beige head and black body, dark ruby edges. Aroma; brown caramels, milky chocolate, grass, leaves, basement. Taste; mild prunes, raisins, grass, dark caramels, cocoa notes - leading to a fruity finish, dark malts. Normal texture and soft carbonation. Easy black. [50cl brown embossed bottle 4.8%abv BB14-10-2015 T@Ferie2015]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gangstergafje (337) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
The beer has a dark reddish brown color. The foam has a beautiful almond color and is soft. After the bulk had disappeared, a thin drape remains on top of the beef. The smell is average. The smell of the beer is to sweet. The sweet smell is again a little bready. In a distance there is some roasted barley. This little aroma is nice. The taste is a bit better. The bitter and dark taste of roasted barley is present. But not strong enough. The beer misses a lot of sophistication. The beer gets better after every sip. The beer also has a tiny hop taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarauderSky (28) - - JUL 30, 2015
When I first poured this, I thought I might have grabbed a Coca-Cola. It?s very dark. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (968) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2015
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is malty, toffee. Taste is toffee, coffee, malty. Decent

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