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


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RATINGS: 1743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerkenstock (44) - - AUG 9, 2014
Drink cold (8°) Eye: pours a deep black colour with some sort of beige stripes in it. thick long-lasting beige to brown head. Nose: smoke, coffee and roasted malts, spices as well such as pepper. smells even a bit burned Mouth: coffee, chocolate and smoke Palate: coffee, chocolate and smoke again a bit watery though Overall: a bit one sided because of the strong malts and smokiness. not bad though if you like this kind of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lidor1995 (4) - ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
I actually bought it in a mini keg so my rating might have been different if I drank from a bottle. The beer had a strong but pleasant smell, the looks keg is very appealing, and the beer itself is good with a dark black body and white slightly creamy foam head,light taste, watery feeling when she goes down, bitter and cheap after taste but overall a great beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
Een echt zwart bier. Maar de smaak is niet mijn ding. Een vreemde specifieke smaak. Ofwel ga je het lekker vinden ofwel zoals mij redelijk slecht

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (920) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
(Bottle) Dark red brown with tiny short-lived head. Vegetable aroma with some pleasant woody mousey notes. Light body, decent carbonation. Taste is predominantly mainstream European plis / lager - light, malty with some vegetabley hop flavours - with some added subtle black treacle and dark chocolate notes. It’s ok, but doesn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1700) - WALES - JUL 25, 2014
Keg at Zeitgeist Lambeth, served in an elaborate handled glass. Black, small white head. Aroma is toned down, vegetal, socks. Body is light, touch of spritz, slightly foamy. Taste is malty, some liquorice and black treacle. Fine, drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
It has a dark reddish black body with deep crimson highlights. Over this stands a tall tan head which hangs on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass. There is a dark roasted malt character with toasted and caramel notes in the nose. The medium body has tasty toasty malt notes with hints of chocolate and caramel sweetness. In the finish the caramel like sweetness runs into a mildly spicy and leafy herbal hop flavor with moderate bitterness. I also pick up the slightest hint of minerals. This fades quickly and cleanly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1225) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at restaurant, Berlin. Pours a clear very deep reddish brown colour and with a small light brown head. A light aroma of wood, leather, chocolate and nuts. The flavour is also light but has more roasted tones and is a little sweet. Has a very soft and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An okay calssic, balanced but careful, nothing more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (86) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours dark with thick white head. Aroma of molasses, a bit of coffee. Tastes of sweet effervescent malt. Sweet malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBoom (111) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark, brown colour. Aroma of roasty malts, cherries. In taste is some coffee, rosty malts. Medium bitterenss and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (459) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2014
0.33l bottle. Black color with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is sweet with bit of roastiness. Medium body with medium carbonation.

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