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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1814   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".


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (1975) - Ford, Shropshire, - OCT 27, 2013
Cask at Wetherspoons, Finchley Rd, London. Pours as black as a pint of Guiness in a coal mine. Chocolate caramel desert on the nose, which was so good I had to postpone the first sip so I could breath it in a bit more. Well carbonated, stout flavours, caramel malts with a soft but flavoursome sweetness. Very tasty indeed.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1066) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium white head. Loads of lacing. Malt, some roasted notes, a hint of canned corn. Pretty light on the dark side so to say, albeit tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (896) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
500 mL can poured. Pours a thick black with a big foam head. Very creamy, with a semi smokey malt aroma. Cool, malty flavor and finish. Plain on flavor, but overall not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YantarCoast (288) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 23, 2015
500ml can. Pours black with a nice and frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and hints of coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and smoke. Slightly bitter coffee finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (286) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml can in Hopp Garden Bar Can Tho Vietnam poured black with a great frothy head & a light toasted malt aroma the taste was smooth malty mildly hoppy but surprisingly quite watery

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (112) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Ganz dunkel mit rötlichen Schimmern. Mittellanger hellbrauner Schaum. Nebst Hopfen leichte Caramellnoten und Röstaromen. Chüschtig für 4.8%! Leicht hopfig-malzig zu Beginn kommen die leichten Kaffearomen um zum Schluss trocken zu werden. Sehr fein!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Neorej80 (217) - - FEB 12, 2015
Malty maple aroma. Alsof flavours of malts and maple including some hints of coffee. Aftertaste of maple and malts.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
FraekkeFyr87 (63) - - FEB 9, 2015
The aroma is full of rye. The color is very dark. Beautiful head. The taste is full of rye. Not an impressing beer. I was expecting a lot more but unfortunately I got disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chromeotaphor (70) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Aroma van caramel en bruine suikers. Kolenzwart van kleur met een lichte rode waas. Koffie toffee smaak met dunne carbonatie. Hinten van honing en chocolade. Weinig diepgang, waterig pallet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy_Luke (429) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Całkiem porządne piwo! Jak na lidlowy zakup, jestem pozytywnie zaskoczony ;) Ciemnobrązowe, z niewielką beżową pianą. W zapachu na pierwszym planie palone słody, karmel. W smaku karmel i paloność na przyzwoitym poziomie, nieco wodniste, ale to nie przeszkadzało. Piwo pijalne, lekkie i przyjemne.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lordsimmons (35) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
I must not be a fan of dark beer. This was the first beer I had in Germany. It’s cheap which is good. Taste is okay. Kind of bitter. Went down smooth.


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