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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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".


HopsIPAndDrunk's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Cereal-like aroma with toasted notes..... toasted cereal aroma. Also prominent basement and alcohol scents. Beautiful reddish-amber body with gem-like clearity. Minimal white head that leaves tiny amount of lacing. Light bitter taste that jibes well with the toasted and roasted aromas. Medium-bodied beer with a slick texture. Soft carbonation accompanied by a pleasant bitter finish.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobroman (407) - Torun, POLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Not very intensive aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Medium head disappearing to ring. Clear dark brown colour. Pleasant taste of roasted malts with minimum sweetness and noticeable bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
snickers90 (7) - Cracow, POLAND - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Apperance: dark brown with tiny head that disappears very quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma: roasted malt, a little bit of coffee and coca cola, very weak. Taste: caramel, dark bread and some hints of dark fruits and alcohol. I haven’t noticed notes coming from the hops. Medium carbonation and quite good drinkability. Not bad but very simple one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
felt like the style, and tonight was in the mood for a light flavorful beer - which descibes this one well. beautiful pour, near black with a khaki pillow on top. nice aroma of roasted malt, with a little nut, coffee, chocolate, and hops. similar flavor with a nice dry finish, and a kiss of smoke. light and refreshing."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (968) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Tap. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin layer of tan head. Taste and aroma of some lightly roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopwine (338) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Roasty nose. Flavor is more roast, minerality, moderate astringency which interrupts an otherwise very good dark lager.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
Formou um creme castanho escuro. Com pouca persistęncia. Líquido negro opaco. No aroma é perceptivel um pouco de café. Se fosse mais intenso seria muito melhor. O sabor é bem característico e representa bem o estilo. Café e cacau, ambos acompanhados pela torrefaçăo. Seca. É um dos meus estilos favoritos. Encontrando com um preço acessível, seria uma das minhas escolhas.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rotaman14 (79) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Schwarz. Nicht sehr intensives Aroma, mit denen für ein Schwarzbier typischen Noten von Kaffee. Verbrannter, aber angenehmer Geschmack, der leicht an Kaffee erinnert. Nicht besonders schlecht, aber auch nicht besonders gut. ;)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1931) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Dark, charred and roasty, malty but not overly full. Crisp with hints of nuts and caramel, though not too sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mainuh_man (142) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours clear black with a rocky tan head that lingers. Aromas of coffee, molasses, bready malt and some iron. Very mild sweetness that quickly goes to strong roasted malt and coffee flavors. Finishes with dry, roasted malt bitter and licorice flavors. Medium body with a thin moutfeel and active carbonation. Overall, it’s a fairly unidimensional beer in emphasizing the roasted malt, but very quafable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pindoc (103) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Der ockerfarbene Schaum sitzt kompackt auf dem tief schwarzen, zwar klaren, jedoch undurchsichtigen Bier! Der Malzduft ist eindeutig. Der erste Schluck verspricht mehr als er halten kann. Leicht bitter wird der Gaumen umspielt, jedoch werden leider die Aromen nur angedeutet und kommen nicht zu ihrer ganzen Entfaltung. Der Abgang wie der Nachhall sind leicht bitter. Ein Bier um den Durst zu löschen, leider nicht mehr.


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