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


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RATINGS: 1716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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".

hogan873's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Nearly black with ruby highlights. A slight tan head develops but disappears quickly. Interesting aroma of coffee, chocolate, and vegetables. Medium bodied, fairly lively. I’m not quite sold on the flavor. It starts pretty good with coffee, bitter chocolate, and chicory. The finish is a bit of a disappointment. A touch of smoke but an aftertaste of ash. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foffern (1165) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle at restaurant, Berlin. Pours a clear very deep reddish brown colour and with a small light brown head. A light aroma of wood, leather, chocolate and nuts. The flavour is also light but has more roasted tones and is a little sweet. Has a very soft and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An okay calssic, balanced but careful, nothing more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (54) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours dark with thick white head. Aroma of molasses, a bit of coffee. Tastes of sweet effervescent malt. Sweet malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBoom (88) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark, brown colour. Aroma of roasty malts, cherries. In taste is some coffee, rosty malts. Medium bitterenss and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
artyom (429) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2014
0.33l bottle. Black color with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Taste is sweet with bit of roastiness. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2579) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Very dark brown almost black color. Medium size, brown head, disappears. Dirty malts, herbal, mint in aroma. Roasted malts, grainy taste. Medium carbonation. Long lasting roast in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (886) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, light caramel notes, some cereals. Appearance: black, big beige frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: toasted malty flavours, bitters continue, light sweets in the background. Overall: great Schwarzbier, nice palate. Bottle from Gedex, Burgdorf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zoret (54) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Tot i ser fluixeta e ta molt ben feta, encara que massa dolça pel meu gust.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (39) - ISRAEL - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle 0.5l. Dark black with quickly diminishing brownish head. Aroma of coffee, a hint of raisin. Light coffee flavor. Light body. Espresso aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (240) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Tap beer at restaurant in Berlin. Black with malty aroma and taste. Good Schwartzbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (149) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at penta hotel, berlin. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Subtle aroma of chocolate, cocoa, dark bread, coffe and fruits. Dry roasted notes in the taste. Dry almost tart palate and medium carbonation. Coffee, walnuts, milk chocolate, red fruits, dark bread. A light chocolate bitterness in the finish. Quitw pleasant and well balanced .

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