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


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RATINGS: 1918   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".

Dal9000's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (349) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours black with no head. Interesting combo taste of lager and stout with a caramel and molasses flavor. A mild flavor that stays in your mouth. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (126) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2015
From bottle into tulip. Black with a foaming beige head. Soft aroma of toasted malts. Roasted malts upfront, medium carbonation to soften the impact and then something at the back - coffee? smoke? Not sure, but slightly bitter. Bitterness finishes fairly quickly and the malts reappear as they linger on the palate. Enjoyable mouthfeel - neither thin nor silky, just medium and right for the flavours. A good, highly drinkable beer - quite sessionable and the best of the style I’ve had so far.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
___Steve___ (42) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
One and a half inch thick, creamy, porcelain dense, brown, foam head that dissipates to a plated ring of tiny and medium size bubbles. Woodstain brown/black colour. Opaque so its hard to identify if it is filtered or not. Heavy aromas of cold wet pasta. Faint notes of dark berries and even yeasty hints. It’s dark chocolate, bittersweet and off balance. Initially sharp and sweet, and malty then offset with coffee flavours. Ends dry mouth with a lingering aftertaste of licorice and spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fid600 (75) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 13, 2015
50 cl can from Kaufland, served in a tulip. Dark brown/black, clear, with minimal tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is mild malty, quite roasted, slightly toffee, light grassy. Medium body, low carbonation. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, texture is watery to oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlfredoGarcia (183) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 11, 2015
500 ml bottle. Bought in the university casino of the Jena university xD. Smell of toasted coffe with cream. Black color with white creamy head. Creamy toasted taste and easy to drink. Not burned or with excesive taste like other schwarz

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
szeli (130) - GERMANY - NOV 10, 2015
Sehr leeres Bier. Etwas Röstigkeit, etwas süße und das War es auch schon. Mehr passiert leider nicht. Wässrig und leer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThreeCats (707) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2015
Black with deep ruby highlights and a tan head. Aroma roasty and a little sweet. Taste roasty, toasty, and bready, with an underlying note of pilsner malt. This tastes exactly like it’s suppose to - a pilsner with dark grain

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Taste: smooth, dark malts but no heavy, maybe a bit smokey. Black and opaque. Mild nose. Medium body. a refined head with some lace to glass. Pair well with grilled food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraganC (38) - SLOVENIA - NOV 3, 2015
Stumbled upon this one by coincidence and I was very positively surprised about it. Nice dark colour, nice aroma and sweet aftertaste. Very nice dark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (487) - - OCT 31, 2015
Sampled from a bottle. Black with a foaming beige head. Very lively aroma of toasted malts. Rich taste of roasted malts and slightly sweet coffee notes. Some dryness in the aftertaste, but generally a very smooth and rounded flavour. Average carbonation and mouthfeel. A good, highly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MBlessing (375) - Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2015
Sehr dunkles Bier bräunlicher Schaum, röstmalz im Geruch leichter Karamell, im Geschmack Karamell Malz leicht würzig, aber ganz schön süß

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