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


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RATINGS: 2009   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (683) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, nuts, coffee notes. Moderate carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet, with a mild bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PenultimaRonda (39) - Narón, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2016
(Las)-Es una cerveza con aroma intenso y un gusto acaramelado pero no dulce. En boca deja un agradable sabor que hace querer tomar rápidamente otro sorbo sin haber deglutido aún el anterior. Como dato curioso, esta era la cerveza favorita del dramaturgo germano Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, quizás más conocido por su principal obra "Fausto". ----- É unha cerveza con aroma intenso e un gusto acaramelado mais non doce. En boca deixa un agradable sabor que fai querer tomar rápidamente outro grolo sen ter deglutido ainda o anterior. Coma dato curioso, esta era a cervexa favorita do dramaturgo xermano Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, quizáis máis cońecido pola súa principal obra "Fausto".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MetalMurphy (441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ la base ristorante (rome) dark colour, long coffee aroma, heavy tight body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (226) - SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Pint on keg at Resting Hare. Pours ruby black, thin tan head. Refreshing and well carbonated. Subtle nutty and toasty taste. A bit thin for the abv. Quenching but I expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fules (787) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - MAY 8, 2016
Szép nagy, tömör és tartós, tejeskávé színű habja van. Kicsit barnás, fekete színű. Illata feketekávés, kissé savanykás, fűszeres. Íze kávés, picit savanykás, enyhe komlós fűszeresség. Csak halványan kesernyés. Utóíze kesernyés, egy picit savanykás, és nem túl hosszú. Nem túl markáns ízvilágú sör. Közepesen telt. Könnyen csúszik, jó szomjoltó. Nem egy világklasszis, de korrekt sör.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Aroma: some malts and some hops, I guess. Appearance: nearly black; opaque; head small, brown, unstable. Taste: mildly bitter, mildly sweet. Palate: body medium; carbonation below average; finish moderately bitter. Overall: pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2046) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
$1.90 Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours very very dark brown, almost black, with a large frothy beige head. Aroma is very light but inoffensive. Taste is a refreshing, slightly sweet raisin, light coffee, oatmeal blend. Finishes slightly sweet... this is totally drinkable, and I’d be happy drinking this all night, but it’s not a knockout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ritzn (448) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Dark black with a little bronze touch and minimal brown head. Aroma is much roast licorice (not aggressive) and dark chocoloate. Taste is well rounded bitterness, but an awkward sourness on top. Mouthfeel is just a tiny bit frothy.Medium finish, full body. Overall nice. Could be somewhat smoother though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighH2O (63) - - APR 23, 2016
On tap in Wirtshaus zum Erdinger in Sindelfingen, DE. Pours black with a light brown head. Weak aroma but taste fantastic. Bursting with coffee and raisin. Labeled as a schwarzbier (black bier) but I call it an oatmeal stout. And a very good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Pours ruby black with a big beige creamy head. Aroma is of raisins and chocolate. Tastes of light chocolate, raisins, mild coffee, and cereal. Palate is smooth, creamy with average carbonation and is very clean feeling.

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