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

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RATINGS: 1711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Nice roasted, caramel flavor yet fairley light.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (875) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zoret (39) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2014
Tot i ser fluixeta e ta molt ben feta, encara que massa dolça pel meu gust.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rayaron (20) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klas (233) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Tap beer at restaurant in Berlin. Black with malty aroma and taste. Good Schwartzbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (140) - 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 .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours deep red, two finger off white head Smell light coco, roast, bread Taste creamy, slight roast, bread and malt Light body Really nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7733) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
bottle and draught. Black with a creamy beige head. Very dry palate, light-bodied, hardly any sweetness left. Dry and dark.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Moravius (381) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Flasche aus einem Edeka in Berlin. - Tiefes Schwarzbraun. - In der Nase Röstmalz und ranziger Billighopfen (es wird Hopfenextrakt verwendet). - Antrunk schlank und etwas blaß: bitteres Röstmalz, Schwarzbrot, leicht säuerliche Fruchtigkeit, dazu fehltönige, salzig-schweißige Hopfennoten. Durchschnittlich rezent, eher leer. Bitterer, wenig aromatischer, leicht blecherner Nachtrunk. - „Genießen Sie Deutschlands beliebtestes Schwarzbier“, heißt es auf der Flasche. Ein Genuß ist das aber beileibe nicht. Vielleicht sollten die Köstritzer mal von den Tschechen lernen, wie man gutes Schwarzbier braut?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukardo (116) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2014
0,5l bottle. Dark brown body with big creamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Very good beer :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1483) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice black color with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some nice slightly foamy lacing sliding right down the sides of the glass. The smell had a delicate balance of sweet dark fruits gently rolling into a nice roasty sweet chocolate. The taste was mainly the same thing and it left a watery finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium and showed a nice sessionability about it. The carbonation was extremely smooth and slightly velvety. Overall, well, this was a very nice Schwarzbier to have. I totally recommend.


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