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


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RATINGS: 1838   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".

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1521) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Dark brown with amber hues and an inch of grey/tannish head. Very aromatic; strong burnt and roasted malt, like a cup of Black Patent Malt with a little honey. An initial light flavor: mildly malty, leading to a dominating burnt malt taste and a nibble of hops. Light lager body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Excellent schwarzbier. It has a great balance of maltiness and light body with a solid flavor profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
futre7 (155) - Taipei, TAIWAN - APR 25, 2015
Solid if unspectacular black beer. Two fingers of lacing. Dark in colour. Taste is Caramel, black sugar and burnt toast. It is a solid black beer but has no overly distinctive qualities. Decent but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (625) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma : coffee, caramel, nuts and some rye bread. Palate : medium to light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5571) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from trade with Werckmeister. Dark brown color with medium beige head. dark malt, caramel, coffee in aroma. Coffee, roasted malt, caramel, dry hops. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (269) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
pours black with a two finger tan head. Lots of soapy lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty with hints of dried dark fruits. flavor is nutty, toffee and light smoke. Body is light/medium. medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. aftertaste is slightly bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 13, 2015
Dark brown colour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel. Similar are flavours, with coffee notes. Low bitterness and carbonation. Surprisingly ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OsuStu (98) - - APR 10, 2015
Black draft with an amber hue. Tan head. Coffee and raisin aroma. Coffee, nuts, and dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EAGLE82 (158) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 9, 2015
A good overall Schwarzbier for a industrial brew. Great color and taste. However a bit industrial aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (418) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Unclear black beer with a good white head. Taste likes nuts, coffee, dried fruits. Good nutty afthertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZeroDome (44) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
Black with little red in color, good brownish head, long lasting. Roasty aroma. Light-medium body. Tastes roasy with coffee and caramel, a bit creamy, carbonation is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (532) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Nuts, toast and raw wort on the nose. Mix of dry bitter malt with some sweet hints. Medium palate.

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