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


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RATINGS: 1801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puredelusion (66) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 20, 2014
0,5 bottle. Black coloured beer with very strong coffee and roasted bread aftertaste, medium body. Definitely deserves attention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (1172) - - NOV 17, 2014
Clear almost black color with huge beige head. Aroma is roasted. Flavor is is roasted, dry. Easy to drink, not that special, but good for this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2460) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Keg@wirral beer festival, port sunlight. Dark brown beer with Ruby tint and small head. Aroma of roast malts and dark berries. Taste is dark malts, dark fruit, red berries and caramel. Ok beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thexplorer (337) - Kherson, UKRAINE - NOV 15, 2014
Очень вкусный шварц. Мягкий и ровный.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peter_L (910) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Flaska av en kompis, tack där Johan! Brunsvart vätska med fingertjockt skum. Doftar malt, karamell och mörk kaka. Smak av lite choklad, kaka och lite bränt rostat kaffe. Inte lika fyllig som sina mörka tjeckiska bröder. Denna är lite torrare. Faktiskt lite tunn munkänsla också. Allt som allt dock en ok mörking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Greibe (7) - - NOV 5, 2014 does not count
Canned. Very dark brown. Beige head with minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted dark malts, slightly sweet. Taste also roasted with some coffee and caramel. A bit too carbonated for my taste. OK for a commercial beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ochniczek (82) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2014
50cl bottle. darl, clear colour. beige head without lacing. aroma of roasted malts and some caramel - not very intense. coffee and malty notes in taste. quite dry, decent bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (405) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2014
50cl bottle. Pours almost black with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and some caramel, taste has a good roastiness with light coffee and nutty notes, caramel again, light final acidity. Light final bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (493) - Krakow / Marburg(DE), POLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Aroma: roasted dark malts, roasted caramel, roasted barley. Appearance: nice dark brown color, beige head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and roasted notes), roasted caramel, roasted barley, coffee substitute, quite dry. Palate: low body and high carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Very good commercial schwarzbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1892) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, roasted malt, lightly bitter, caramel, plums.

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