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

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RATINGS: 1835   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".


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lordsimmons (43) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
I must not be a fan of dark beer. This was the first beer I had in Germany. It’s cheap which is good. Taste is okay. Kind of bitter. Went down smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2156) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, light cocoa, & some coffee; Flavor of slight roasted smoky malt, light hops, caramel, and some chocolate; Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsjn (2) - ebeltoft, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015 does not count
aroma: coffee, nuts, appearance: black, whit a red glans. taste: very bitter, medium sweetness, palate: light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
suribe (4) - Valdivia, CHILE - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Esta es mi gold standard para las cervezas negras. Tiene todo lo que se espera de una buena negra: buen olor, cuerpo, potabilidad, ligera al principio y amarga al final. Perfecta. En segundo lugar dejo a la Kross Stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (913) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft at Asbury festhalle. Black. Chocolate with a big roasted nuts note and coffee. Medium mouthfeel with carb on the high side. Tasty and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (353) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
330ml into glass. Chocolate nose. Black opaque with tan head. Thin body, mild taste. Good coffee aftertaste. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Near black pour with a tan head of tight bubbles. Grainy nose with light molasses notes. There’s also a foresty sort of aroma that I can’t quite define. Much less grain on the palate. Light molasses and that foresty note. A touch of licorice. Medium body. I’m not sure what to make of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3778) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Clear near black with a red tint, beige head. Aroma is chalky, a bit metallic, some bread and malt. Taste is light and fresh, light roasted, a bit metallic and perfectly balanced. Nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (529) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
A tasty little brau on a Winter afternoon, the Schwarz is with this one. Dusky brown with a following lace of beige, notes of toasted nuts, smoke, caramelised maple syrup, kibbles, chocolate and coffee build a malty tower of flavour and scent. The maltiness is nicely balanced by lightly spicy and herbal hop bitterness. A nice light prickliness gets the flavours across and letting this mellow on your tongue leaves a nice smokey-mocha taste.


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