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


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RATINGS: 1718   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 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (836) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with a short-lived dark khaki head. Nose is akin to freezer burn. Full body. Metal flavor invades the ripe fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a tiny off white head, mild aroma of Vegemite and coffee, hints of chocolate linger. Smooth and rich, not too bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maarten1993 (272) - - MAY 24, 2014
Drank during the tasting at Thijs 24-05-2014. Beer has no taste and no smell. Bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (795) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en mayo de 2000. con fecha de c pref para agosto de 2000. Recuerdos maltosos con un volumen de 4.8 que la hacen fácil de beber, buen sabor. Se podría repetir.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep black with ruby highlights. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, toasty. Taste is quite dry and crisp with a lot of black malt flavour. Firm bitterness with slight hops and lots of black malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmgreenuk (4078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Tap at the Old German Beerhouse, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is roasted malt, sweet treacle toffee. The flavour is medium sweet light bitter with a watery earthy mineral sugar malt palate. Light bodied with soft carbonation. I drank this in Thailand as a "premium beer". I think it should have stayed in Germany!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AAEA (100) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12 Fl OZ ($5.00) Went to a place called Swiss Park, I was drunk after a wedding and my friend was buying rounds. This is what i got. I remember this being a truly amazing beer and the flavor is addicting. can’t seem to find this beer locally but I would seriously urge anyone who has access to this to try it and find out for themselves what I’m talking about. a really great beer that will place in your top 10 even if you’re a snob.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftyBeerTour (40) - Barcelon, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
50 cl bottle. Some light roastiness discernible, but didn’t find the aroma that appealing. Very dark brown, ruby tinged, with coffee cream one-finger head. Lots of liquorice flavour. Pleasantly light sourness makes it refreshing and quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (169) - München, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Zugegebenermassen bin ich kein Schwarzbier Kenner, erst vier bis fünf unterschiedliche Marken habe ich hier probiert. Jedoch das Best of Class in dieser Nische ist Köstritzer. Die Farbe ist einladend dunkelbraun bis tatsächlich schwarz, Geruch ist malzig bis zum geht nicht mehr. Der Einstieg und der Körper können diesen Aroma nicht ganz folgen. Der Abgang allerdings beschenkt einem wieder mit einem Geschmacksammelsurium: leicht röstige Noten, ein Hauch Edelbitterschokolade und Getreide. Dieses Bier eignet sich auch sehr gut Abgang beim Bier zu demonstrieren, da er langanhaltend ist. Fazit: der Meister der Schwarzbiere bisher. The best black beer out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinivini (321) - BELARUS - MAY 9, 2014
Exellent appearance. Aroma of bread, roasted malt, coffee. Light body, thin texture. The taste varies from sweet malt to bitter hops, especially at finish. Hoppy bitter aftertaste. Pleasant beer with thin palate.

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