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

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RATINGS: 1719   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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".


MattShizzle's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle. Very dark. Light roasty aroma. Pretty good. Clean tasting with roasted notes. Light carbonation.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (900) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
(Bottle) Dark red brown with tiny short-lived head. Vegetable aroma with some pleasant woody mousey notes. Light body, decent carbonation. Taste is predominantly mainstream European plis / lager - light, malty with some vegetabley hop flavours - with some added subtle black treacle and dark chocolate notes. It’s ok, but doesn’t really work for me.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1406) - WALES - JUL 25, 2014
Keg at Zeitgeist Lambeth, served in an elaborate handled glass. Black, small white head. Aroma is toned down, vegetal, socks. Body is light, touch of spritz, slightly foamy. Taste is malty, some liquorice and black treacle. Fine, drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (621) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
It has a dark reddish black body with deep crimson highlights. Over this stands a tall tan head which hangs on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass. There is a dark roasted malt character with toasted and caramel notes in the nose. The medium body has tasty toasty malt notes with hints of chocolate and caramel sweetness. In the finish the caramel like sweetness runs into a mildly spicy and leafy herbal hop flavor with moderate bitterness. I also pick up the slightest hint of minerals. This fades quickly and cleanly.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1168) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at restaurant, Berlin. Pours a clear very deep reddish brown colour and with a small light brown head. A light aroma of wood, leather, chocolate and nuts. The flavour is also light but has more roasted tones and is a little sweet. Has a very soft and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An okay calssic, balanced but careful, nothing more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (55) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours dark with thick white head. Aroma of molasses, a bit of coffee. Tastes of sweet effervescent malt. Sweet malty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBoom (93) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark, brown colour. Aroma of roasty malts, cherries. In taste is some coffee, rosty malts. Medium bitterenss and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (436) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2014
0.33l bottle. Black color with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is sweet with bit of roastiness. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2594) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black color. Medium size, brown head, disappears. Dirty malts, herbal, mint in aroma. Roasted malts, grainy taste. Medium carbonation. Long lasting roast in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (931) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, light caramel notes, some cereals. Appearance: black, big beige frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malty flavours, bitters continue, light sweets in the background. Overall: great Schwarzbier, nice palate. Bottle from Gedex, Burgdorf.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zoret (56) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Tot i ser fluixeta e ta molt ben feta, encara que massa dolça pel meu gust.


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