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


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RATINGS: 1874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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".

doboy's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Not totally black, but this beer has a creamy off white head that doesn’t go away! Mild malt aroma. Nice malty flavor that is not overpowering, some mocha. Nice aftertaste. A very nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (905) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2015
Tap. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is malty, toffee. Taste is toffee, coffee, malty. Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (64) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
500ml can. L: very dark cola, slightly transparent, fizzy tan head quickly gone. S: toasty bready malts mixed with dark berries. Very nice. T: similar to the smell. F: mouthfeel is the attraction here. It’s has the aroma of a stronger beer, then hits with some carbonation and a lighter body. So easy to drink but remaining full of flavour. O: many schwarzbiers have a promising nose yet come off watery. This one delivers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cerbier (463) - - JUL 22, 2015
0,33l Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier mit kleiner beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Röstmalzen, schmeckt auch so mit einer leichten Note nach Schokolade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrHoefenbraeu (10) - - JUL 18, 2015
Das Schwarzbier schlechthin. Herrliche Farbe schön abgestimmtes Aroma. Einfach Klasse!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asbe (6) - TURKEY - JUL 18, 2015 does not count
Pours 33cc to pint glass. Dark brown with almost no head. Aroma: Burnt malt, raisin, date. Light to medium body with low carbonation. Quite refreshing dark beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simonsen (851) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2015
Flaske fra al campo. Svart uklar farge. Moderat karbonert. Smaker brent malt, kaffe,tre og en anelse karamell. En god Schwarzbier

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (142) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 14, 2015
Brings back memories from 2005, Duisburg with my mates Bule, Mile and ?ele. Rating it only now. Dark brown with small beige-brown head. Strong roasty aroma, some nuts, caramel and smoke. roasty kick, pleasant wood aroma, well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Very happy because of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1143) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Draft at Dorner Bistro in Frederick, MD served in a lager glass. Deep black color with light tan head. Aroma notes of roast malt sweetness; hints of chocolate, caramel and dark fruit. Taste adds faint coffee, dark chocolate and earthy bitterness. Light-medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, crisp with clean roast finish. Nice dark lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aneraxz (4) - Asuncion, PARAGUAY - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
It is very black, with almost no head. Aroma is just sweet roasted malt (not bad). The mouthfeel is medium light and highly carbonated. The taste is a bitter bitter upfront and then just sweet roasted malt. Quite plain but nice and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (627) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 1, 2015
the aroma is caramel and toasty with hints of vanilla and dried fruits... the taste is caramel with notes of roasted malt, toast, dark fruits, brown sugar and raisin... bitter, dry and, a little bit, sweet aftertaste... nice schwarzbier...

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