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


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RATINGS: 1668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Tasted on 1/7/14 from a capped 330mL bottle purchased at Craft Brewed. Pours nearly opaque dark amber with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is more yeasty bread than anything else with some darkly roasted malt and just a touch of noble hops. The flavor is the same, with more bread than anything else, but the noble hops coming through a bit more and the roasted bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is light with average carbonation and a medium bread and lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (228) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
Almost black, small light tan head. Roasted aroma, coffee. Taste the same, malty, minimal bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (242) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, ligeramente a chocolate y cafe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1218) - Holstebro, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2014
Sort skum brun kort Tømmer malt humle lakrids citrus Bitter moderat sød lidt Vandede blød @ far ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (197) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
500ml Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark brown with a generous tan head. Nose is nuts and coffee and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate and toffee with a quite bitter after taste. I was expecting much more body but it is relatively thin and watery with a metallic ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle, pours very dark with a beige head. Tastes of chocolate and coffee with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (616) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from the Dram Shop, Sheffield. Pours black with a fading tan head. Some good roasted malt flavours. There’s coffee notes and a little liquorish too over a bit of a wheat taste. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (161) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Almost black beer with brown medium head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is coffee and caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, erdig, leicht würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, leichte Kaffe Aromen, erdig, trocken malzig, leicht süß.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdwinLitzau (229) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Zwarte kleur, beige schuim. Ruikt naar koffie en toast. Smaakt heerlijk, beetje als Guinness maar zachter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roddry (4) - Monterrey, MEXICO - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
I would recommend this beer since its kinda cheap and the overall flavor/aroma on it is strong plus it has a good kick.

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