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

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RATINGS: 1839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (36) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 16, 2015
Aroma is roasted with very light desert chocolate notes, light rye bread notes. Taste is light sweet with light bitterness. Long pleasant roasted aftertaste with light chocolate and raisins. Overall this is a good light dark beer, not so dry as expected. BB: 17/03/15 so I need to re-taste it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2090) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours near black with a large foam cap. Aroma and taste of coffee and toasted grain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1179) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
330ml bottle, pours dark ruby black with a small tan head. Chocolatey roasty malt with raisin, creamy on the palate to start which thins out on the finish, nicely balanced with light bitterness, lively carbonation with a crisp peppery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (217) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Brune presque noire, petits reflets rouges. Mousse beige foncée, fine couche bien persistante. Au nez toastage léger, houblonnage perceptible. En bouche pareil, trčs légčre amertume. Assez sčche en fin. Houblonnage fin et bien sympa. Un peu aqueuse.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jankes (84) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Dark ruby red colour, small beige head. Malty aroma with burnt hints. Burnt malt with hints of hops and hay in flavour. Quite dry overall, but very wellbalanced Schwarzbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1157) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium white head. Loads of lacing. Malt, some roasted notes, a hint of canned corn. Pretty light on the dark side so to say, albeit tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (1073) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
500 mL can poured. Pours a thick black with a big foam head. Very creamy, with a semi smokey malt aroma. Cool, malty flavor and finish. Plain on flavor, but overall not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (365) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 23, 2015
500ml can. Pours black with a nice and frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and hints of coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and smoke. Slightly bitter coffee finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (332) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml can in Hopp Garden Bar Can Tho Vietnam poured black with a great frothy head & a light toasted malt aroma the taste was smooth malty mildly hoppy but surprisingly quite watery

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (141) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Ganz dunkel mit rötlichen Schimmern. Mittellanger hellbrauner Schaum. Nebst Hopfen leichte Caramellnoten und Röstaromen. Chüschtig für 4.8%! Leicht hopfig-malzig zu Beginn kommen die leichten Kaffearomen um zum Schluss trocken zu werden. Sehr fein!


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