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


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RATINGS: 1889   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (864) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Flaske fra al campo. Svart uklar farge. Moderat karbonert. Smaker brent malt, kaffe,tre og en anelse karamell. En god Schwarzbier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (239) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2015
Brings back memories from 2005, Duisburg with my mates Bule, Mile and ?ele. Rating it only now. Dark brown with small beige-brown head. Strong roasty aroma, some nuts, caramel and smoke. roasty kick, pleasant wood aroma, well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Very happy because of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1209) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at Dorner Bistro in Frederick, MD served in a lager glass. Deep black color with light tan head. Aroma notes of roast malt sweetness; hints of chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Taste adds faint coffee, dark chocolate and earthy bitterness. Light-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, crisp with clean roast finish. Nice dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aneraxz (4) - Asuncion, PARAGUAY - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
It is very black, with almost no head. Aroma is just sweet roasted malt (not bad). The mouthfeel is medium light and highly carbonated. The taste is a bitter bitter upfront and then just sweet roasted malt. Quite plain but nice and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (652) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 1, 2015
the aroma is caramel and toasty with hints of vanilla and dried fruits... the taste is caramel with notes of roasted malt, toast, dark fruits, brown sugar and raisin... bitter, dry and, a little bit, sweet aftertaste... nice schwarzbier...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (293) - - JUL 1, 2015
A fresh dark beer with some malty, herbal and sweet licorice notes. Good taste but best is it’s freshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tiranus (6) - PORTUGAL - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Light beer (4.8%) with a fine dark colour. Fruity and chocolate, sweet but some balanced bitterness on final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle, M/S Peter Pan. Smooth, refreshing. A good start on a journey to Germany!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trexibmer (39) - - JUN 17, 2015
Now this is one fine German Black Beer! It is dark, hearty, but it is no porter or stout: it is true to the style!!! Schwartzbier is good brew for those that acquired the taste and this is a fine example of it! All I can say is just try it. If you like black beers I don’t think you will disappointed!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1325) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Marrón chocolate, espuma media (3 dedos). Aroma a chocolate. Agradable y ligera en boca, predominando caramelo y chocolate y algo de vainilla. Final más amargo, saliendo el lúpulo. Buen ejemplo del estilo. Notable.

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