RateBeer
overall
76
89
style
Brewed by Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei (Bitburger)
Style: Schwarzbier
Bad Köstritz, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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".


steinar's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steinar (54) - rvk, - JAN 29, 2011
Pours pitch black with a small head. Very malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, some coffee flavors, not much bitterness. Palate is medium body with soft almost flat carbonation. An OK beer, enjoyable in small quantities.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (209) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Kolsvart färg med ganska stora bubblor, Stor doft av mörkt bröd & knäckebröd, lite sirap, fantastisk! Jäkla fint mörkt knäcke bröd å andra mörka bröd likt kavring, en viss sötma av malt, lätt i kropp men inge blaskig alls, helt fantastisk Schwarzbier! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Paladares (102) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Botella. Negra opaca y con un dedo de espuma. Aroma bastante plano. En boca tampoco dice mucho. Resulta refrescante pero muy acuosa. Parece una lager del montón... negra. Viendo las puntuaciones me inclino a pensar que le ha pasado algo... La volveré a probar, en cualquier caso.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kapusil (799) - HUNGARY - AUG 23, 2015
0.33l bottle. Very dark ruby body,light beige head. The aroma is quite clean, but not so intensive. It has notes of caramel, grains, dark fruits and cocoa. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast and some dark fruits with a hint of spicy hops. Light medium bodied, quite easy to drink. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (316) - SPAIN - AUG 19, 2015
From Carrefour. In Ikea’s english pint glass. Watching Vikings 1x08 last night. Soft and smooth, without disgusting coffee taste. Maybe a bit too much smooth for my taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slautar (172) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
Z zapasów przywiezionych przez Ojca z Niemiec. W aromacie nuty chleba razowego. Podobnie w smaku. Piwo jest lekkie i delikatne. Pije się dobrze ale nie ma w nim nic godnego zapamiętania. Jedna z wielu przygód na jeden wieczór.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (249) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Pitch black with a fluffy, firm off white head. Aroma of malts and chocolate. Taste is a bit watery, but there’s bitterness and chocolate hints too. The accents in the aftertaste are Co2, bitterness and some alcohol. Not bad; nothing special either...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MohaBeer (45) - Lima, PERU - AUG 10, 2015
Color marrón oscuro, de espuma baja pero con retención, presenta DMS, diacetilo y ligera oxidción, notas a caramelo tostado, toffe, malta dulce, lúpulo casi imperceptible terroso. En boca el balance es hacia la malta dulce tostada, se confirma el lúpulo terroso, baja carbonatación y un final seco tostado con ligera astringencia por taninos de cáscara o la pirolización misma probablemente

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (392) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
A fine beer for any occasion, but a bit watery. Ruby black with a tan head. Bitter chocolate and a spiciness make it exciting at first but then it all just fades away. A good unique brew but ultimately a light one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
metalspice (330) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
Svart, men noe gjennomsiktig. Skummet varer lenge. Lukter kaffe, knekkebrřd og knekk. Fřlger ogsĺ i smaken. Et overaskende lettdrikkelig řl.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TH28 (263) - - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. 1/7/16 code date. Appearance: Black and opaque, with a thick, creamy khaki cap and nice lacing. Aroma: Caramel and light roasted malt. No hop presence. Taste: Starts with bready malt sweetness, turns to some caramel and touch of dark fruit, and finishes with roasted malt and bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a light to moderate carbonation. Finish: Very dry finish, with a hint of lingering roast. Overall: Good example of the style. roast is present throughout, but never sharp or overpowering. Has some dark fruit characteristics typical of dark German lagers. Light enough on the palate to remain easy drinking.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 189


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50