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


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RATINGS: 1973   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bontus (739) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle, 0,5l. German beer tasting, last bottle. Pours filtered dark brown, almost black. Tanned head. Slight biscuit & toast nose, slight roast. Slight metallic. Strong munich malt base. Bit monotone, light bodied, watery, more slick in the aftertaste. Average / below par.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (559) - Berlin, - MAR 12, 2016
Oftmals getrunken - anständiges Schwarzbier mit Aromen von Kaffee, Toffee geröstetem Malz. Mir etwas zu süßlich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danfontaine (40) - - MAR 10, 2016
Ar- low malt sweetness with hints of roasted malts. No hop aroma Ap- clear and extremely dark brown with a solid tan head Fl- soft, light malt sweetness, night if caramel, hint of dark choc, hop bitterness is present in the mid back and aftertaste. Mf- medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth Ov- solid beer. Well balanced, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonsenzio (57) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
Dark brown/blackish hue, heavy tastes of of burnt caramel, coffee and lots of sugar.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
don23 (36) - Sisak, CROATIA - MAR 4, 2016
Looks like Coca Cola literaly,dark colour with small brownish head, taste is sweet, aftertaste good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoctorHU (289) - UKRAINE - FEB 27, 2016
50 cl can. 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ischas (293) - - FEB 26, 2016
0,5 l Flasche. Aroma: säuerlich, leicht malzig, Kaffee. Erscheinung: schwarzes Bier, cremiger, cremefarbener Schaum. Leicht malzig. Nachgeschmack: wässrig. Gesamt: überbewertet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (438) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Not a lot of carbonation. Hint of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gigaphone (3) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2016 does not count
Mostly flat, medium carbonation, medium size bubbles, head stays for decent amount of time. Distant caramel, bread, a bit dry, but not completely, medium bitter aftertaste. Nice dark brown color. Can be a bit ale-ish on the nose. Not bad when you don’t want anything special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
growler6 (101) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Not much depth in this lager. Faint elements of roasted malt, bitterness and sweetness. I tried a one in a siedel and it was rather flat. I had another in a tall pilsner glass; a big improvement in carbonation bumped up this beer from passable to good.

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