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


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RATINGS: 2013   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".

biggmike's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Had this one on-tap at Lager’s in New Orleans. This beer poured a very dark color that was just a tad lighter than pitch black with a nice off-white head that lasted a little while. The smell is not strong at all, but roasted malt and a bit of coffee come through. The taste is roasted malt with hints of choclate and coffee. The mouthfeel has a creamy character to it, but it is not heavy by any means and makes a great session beer. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (431) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Butelka 500ml kupiona w Dortmundzie. Kolor czarny. Piana bezowa palona obfita. W aromacie palone slody czekolada kakao .w smaku gorzka czekolada palone slody kakao i troche wedzonki. Niezle ale bez fajerwerkow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
[backlog] 09-10-15 // bottle at Domsgickel, Mainz. Dark brown black colour. Roast malts. Light wood,.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (518) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Roasted malt, dark malt, no charcoal flavor but there is a light smoke finish. Pours cola colored and had a thinner mouth feel. Head was thick and creamy and lumpy. A bit of raisin and nuttiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 25, 2016
Roasted malts, some smoked aspect, light caramel, some dried fruits. Moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Decent, but boring

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2016
- schwarze Farbe mit leichter schneller zerfallender Schaumbildung - ausgeprägtes Malzaroma mit einer leichten Kaffeenote - die Carbonisierung ist m. E. eine Spur zu hoch für diesen Biertyp - geschmacklich kommt dann nichts neues mehr - der Körper ist leider zu dünn und der Abgang wird dann auch leider zu wässrig Fazit: Trinkbares Schwarzbier für den „normalen“ deutschen Markt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1176) - , Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2016
average overall higher marks for appearance and aroma - some roast, and ? nicel cola color. thin and the taste was several things which didn’t come together well. meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Draft at Checkers Old Munchen Restaurant in Pompano Beach, FL for $6.00 Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bitek (439) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Całkiem przyjemna paloność oraz kawa. Mało ciała, ociera się o wodnistość. Spore wysycenie. Przyzwoity przedstawiciel stylu.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kingofthemtn (55) - - AUG 28, 2016
My favorite black beer so far. I hope to homebrew something close one day. I do not detect much roast/fruit/other smells or flavors. It is just smooth smooth drinkable. Disappears from the glass too fast. I’m very curious what malt blend they use to get the color without any harsh roast flavors. Seek this out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kalunapz (56) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2016
Boca 0.5L - iz Kauflanda, fino ukusno pitko pivo koje ne opterećuje okusom..probajte

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