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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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".


Boesky's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boesky (52) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Draught, sampled whilst enjoying a fine meal at The Kaiserhof in Bradford, Il. Deep brown, with a finely laced head. Lightly hopped in nose, with a palate rich with roasted malt and dried fruit. Finishes dry with hints of chocolate.


4
   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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Night_Cap (82) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (500) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
0.5 l can. Only took numerical notes while having this one. Therefore: ----

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (831) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
Flaska köpt på Calles i Flensburg. Svart med beige skum. Doft av rostad malt. Mjölkig munkänsla med brända smaker.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (1021) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5585) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1729) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
anzoanzo77 (58) - SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2016
Very dark colour with beige head. Hoppy aroma. Watery taste with hops and a little acidic taste. A bit dissapointed with both aroma and taste...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (191) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Donker bijna zwart in het glas, crèmekleurige 2 vinger hoge schuimkraag. Aroma: chocolade, geroosterde mouten, iets gerookt en een koffie hint. Smaak: Gerookte en geroosterde mouten, iets koffie, bittere chocolade, iets honing zoet. Lichte korte Nabitter, medium body en voldoende koolzuur....geeft een aktief prikkelend gevoel op de tong, mondgevoel iets waterig. Ik moest een beetje wennen aan dit bier maar vind hem uiteindelijk best goed. Het lijkt eigenlijk op een waterige Stout /Porter.


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