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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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".

Almogabar's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Almogabar (7) - MARIA DE HUERVA (ZARAGOZA), - APR 29, 2013
Schwarzbier, una cerveza negra lager. Leve capa de espuma clara. Aromas no muy intensos, frescos, especias. Sabor suave, no persistente, maltas tostadas presentes sin avasallar, humo.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kingofthemtn (53) - - AUG 28, 2016
My favorite black beer so far. I hope to homebrew something close one day. I do not detect much roast/fruit/other smells or flavors. It is just smooth smooth drinkable. Disappears from the glass too fast. I’m very curious what malt blend they use to get the color without any harsh roast flavors. Seek this out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kalunapz (43) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2016
Boca 0.5L - iz Kauflanda, fino ukusno pitko pivo koje ne opterećuje okusom..probajte

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
simonm2016 (25) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2016
0.33l Flasche. Kurzlebiger dunkler schaum, kräftige röstaromen, etwas Kaffee,malzig,vollmundig, kräftiger Körper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (88) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Bottle 330ml. Served at room temperature. Pours dark brown (almost black) with a ruby tint. Head is very lightly tanned, large, foamy and mostly lasting. Aroma is of lightly toasted brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, coco, raisins and sultana’s. Flavour is smooth with a light bitterness, lightly toasted malts, brown bread, cooked brown sugar, dried currants, milk chocolate and light toasty/nut notes in the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation and a short, clean finish. Quite thin, but easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PivopijaPivopija (98) - - AUG 9, 2016
Nice tan head that was long lasting. A nice dark color with an aroma of coffee with a nutty undertone. Nice palate and pleasing after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (512) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
0.5 l can. Only took numerical notes while having this one. Therefore: ----

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Flaska köpt på Calles i Flensburg. Svart med beige skum. Doft av rostad malt. Mjölkig munkänsla med brända smaker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (1026) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Tap at black forest inn, in a mug. Light Cola color with medium off white head. Strong malt nose and taste. Pretty sweet, light body. Mild and just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Tap at mile, pours dark brown nearly black with small head and full body. This has a lot of Belgian fruit notes mixed into a black lager. Licorice, plum, dates, and overripe plum plus some lager yeast and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1737) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate. Light mouthfeel. Flavor is toasted malt with unsweetened chocolate some smokiness and a roasted finish.

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