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

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RATINGS: 1864   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 (2391) - Shrewsbury, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (266) - - JUL 1, 2015
A fresh dark beer with some malty, herbal and sweet licorice notes. Good taste but best is it’s freshness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tiranus (2) - PORTUGAL - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Light beer (4.8%) with a fine dark colour. Fruity and chocolate, sweet but some balanced bitterness on final.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (255) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle, M/S Peter Pan. Smooth, refreshing. A good start on a journey to Germany!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trexibmer (33) - - JUN 17, 2015
Now this is one fine German Black Beer! It is dark, hearty, but it is no porter or stout: it is true to the style!!! Schwartzbier is good brew for those that acquired the taste and this is a fine example of it! All I can say is just try it. If you like black beers I don’t think you will disappointed!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Marrón chocolate, espuma media (3 dedos). Aroma a chocolate. Agradable y ligera en boca, predominando caramelo y chocolate y algo de vainilla. Final más amargo, saliendo el lúpulo. Buen ejemplo del estilo. Notable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (126) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, bb 8.12.15. Pours dark brown, almost black, clear, head brownish with moderate retention, and marked lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate. Dry, with subtle roasted notes, light bitterness. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, relatively smooth and drinkable. Nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (187) - - JUN 7, 2015
500 ml draft. Pours a translucent brown color with a small foamy beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma is subtle. Some chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with hints of cola and coffee. Bittersweet malty middle. Dry, nutty finish has a wisp of hop bitterness.. I really enjoyed this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patersoi (47) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Similar to a chocolate stout without the heaviness or any strong alcohol flavour. Only held back by a lack of complexity but very creamy finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
funcut (391) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUN 3, 2015
Unatoc mome odusevljenju kad sam vidio ovo pivo u Plodinama u Sibeniku nakon degustacije s mojim prijateljem Vedranom razocarali smo se oboje ...prazan okus ...kao da je ishlapljena crna piva ..steta ..lipa boca i mocan izgled..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (945) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a translucent brown color with a small foamy beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma is subtle. Some chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with hints of cola and coffee. Bittersweet malty middle. Dry, nutty finish has a wisp of hop bitterness. Very drinkable. I enjoyed this.


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