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


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RATINGS: 1736   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fabioanselmo (176) - Vila Velha, - OCT 29, 2012
Cerveja para quem quer iniciar no mundo das pretas. Pouco aroma, algo de chocolate e fumaça, com destaque para o malte. Bela cor, café escuro com boa formação de espumas. Adorei.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (668) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Opaque dark brown color, two finger frothy tan head, recedes rather quickly, thin layer remains, good lacing; aroma roasty malts, licorice, caramel, hint of coffee; roasted sweetbitter taste, a bit dark chocolate; medium body, creamy texture; sweetbitter taste turns to quite bitter in the finish, dark chocolate tones, bit earthy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2072) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Old rating rerated 27.07.2014, tap @ Alstadt Bierstube, Lübeck:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry roasted, burnt caramel, grass, butterscotch, roasted grain, coffee, nuts, hints of licorice. Taste is slightly sweet roasted, dark malts, hay, burnt caramel, butterscotch, grass, coffee, licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice, but not as nice as I remember it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgf001 (138) - München, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2014
Dark caramel and faint roast aroma. Dark with red hue and an off-white head that disappears quickly. Roast, coffee, caramel, toast, roasty, earthy flavors. Medium palate. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2770) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a big frothy light tan head, dark fruit and malt aroma, taste has coffee, dark fruits a hint of chocolate, some almond, caramel, a lot going on with this nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (554) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a weak black with a frothy tan head. Nose has chocolate and vanilla with some straw. Taste is really sweet with chocolate and grains.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frederickllave (34) - - AUG 25, 2014
Muy buen sabor,se disfruta al tomarla,me encanto esta cerveza...........................

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fredxyz (18) - BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2014
Café! Delícia, bem balanceada, cremosa, malte tostado evidente, mas sem amargar nem ser doce. Muito bom! Só o aroma é fraco. Também não deu espuma, mas o copo não era adequado.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oelbas (165) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Meget mørk rødbrun med stabilt lysebrunt skum. Duften er svag men præget af mørk malt. Smagen er maltdomineret med bitterhed fra både mørk malt og humle. Forholdsvis kort mild bitterhed i eftersmagen. Meget velbalanceret schwarzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1347) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Archetypical German Schwarzbier with DDR origins, blackish in colour with a beige head, caramelly aroma with roasted malts, smooth mouthfeel with deep caramel malts as well as oasted bitterness and a pungent but brief bitterhops ’sting’ in the finish. Still a very good example of its style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1652) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
50cl bottle bb172015, local. Deep mahogani brown-near black pour with generous, stable beige head. Aroma is less inviting, revealing its basic black lager character here: subdued dark malts and strange meaty metallics, which reappear in the taste as a mineral green vegetable (spinache, leek) note. Main body is composed of democratically roasted malts, very light ash, and generous diluted caramel. Semi-dry palate. I do not mind having this benchmark and near-only consolidated Schwarz once in a while, but would prefer to sample more smaller batch, unpasteurised Schwazrbier specimens, a dying style even in the (former) East now it seems.

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