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

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common

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RATINGS: 1782   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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".


ChevauLeger's rating

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChevauLeger (10) - - OCT 26, 2012
Weak aroma, nice, clean taste - balanced maltiness and restrained roastiness, hops play small role. Very nice beer, well brewed.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ctiry (99) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2014
Dark colour with stable off-white head. Rosted malts in the nose and taste. Lighter body. Nice beer but not special

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
A descent German Black beer with a nice aroma and roasted caramel taste that isn’t too sweet or harsh. Pitch black in color and drinks smooth with a refreshing aftertaste. I found it served at some local establishments and at a local beer distributor. It isn’t the best dark beer I have tasted but it is very enjoyable and better than several others I have tried. I like this better than Sam Adam’s Black beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1391) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Mørk brun med lys brunt høyt skum. Brunt sukker og maltlukt. Sukkersøt smak med noe krydderier. Lite kullsyre

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dr.dod (324) - Szeged, HUNGARY - DEC 5, 2014
33cl bottle. Dark brown beer with almost no foam. Absolutely cocoa dominated with some caramel and nut, but no coffee. :) Light Co2. It is OK, but not a very big score for a high price.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Keg at the Fountain, Ely. Not quite black, rather dark brown and somewhat translucent if you hold the glass at the right angle. Not a lot of head but that’s ok. Light scent of malt, acorns, caramel. Sweet nutty malty taste: a uniform profile with a short finish. Slight bittersweet aftertaste. Light but carbonated palette. Pleasant but I would not drink it all night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (214) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
500ml bottle in Germany. Dark brown to black with tanish fizzy head. Malt/Roast/Chocolate and nice and smooth. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (700) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Bière noire de 4,8 % abv, brassée selon la loi de pureté allemande. Couleur noir intense. Mousse beige bien crémeuse qui tient à 1 cm. Arômes de malt torréfié, café, tourbe, pointe de chocolat noir et avoine. 1ère bouche soyeuse à la très belle entame sur du malt et café doux. Arrière-bouche entière, assez longue. 2ème au très agréable goût torréfié, exactement à mi-chemin entre une Guinness de base et un impérial stout. Arrière-bouche avec du bois. 3ème avec une très belle évolution. Arrière-bouche tout à fait équilibrée. La longueur est très agréable, mais manque un peu de complexité. Les jambes sont légères et pas marquées. La levure est intègre. L’alcool est correct sur la longueur. La finale donne quelques fausses notes, heureusement passagères. CONCLUSION : bière au bon début, à la longueur correcte et au final qui peine. Elle manque de complexité, mais est très honnête.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (820) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur noire effervescence moyenne, mousse marron, en bouche assez simple très maltée elle a aussi un fort goût de pain noir, fin de bouche avec une note torréfié sur le café.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Pas d'odeur ce qui est surprenant. Biere d'un noir profond, assez légère au palais. Gout malté. Longueur courte. Moyen.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sungsays (7) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Popped a bottle and drank it in a pilsner glass. Very clean, fizzy. Pumpernickel bread and cocoa flavors. Malt lingers. Bitter, but not overpowering. Complex. Will need to come back to this one.


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