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

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RATINGS: 1850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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".


malzmiller's rating

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malzmiller (11) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle directly from the brewery, Bad Koestritz, Germany. Other black lagers have come and expanded the confines of this style, but this is one of the most drinkable black beers you will find. Very well attenuated, not too filling, i agree with MJ, a world-classic.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (137) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 23, 2015
Dark with good head. Not much nose, slight malt. Taste is primarily bitter. Ok but not fantastic

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marcius (247) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Appearance with black color and brown dense head. Toasted aroma (coffee). On the palate, it has a nice body and bitterness. Excellent Schwarzbier!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
poohmets (17) - - MAY 14, 2015
Dark with hints of red. Awesome head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts. Palate is crisp yet smooth. Taste is average schwarzbier. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sebilinz (883) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown body tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with hints of chocolate and caramel also maybe some vanilla. Taste is also the same. Aftertaste is slightly roasted malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (279) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
50 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Aromas of caramel and coffee. My first from this brewer. Good one.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Draft. Black color with minimal off-white head and no lacing. Some malt aroma. Chocolate malt upfront and in the finish; minimal bitterness. Light body and light-medium mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
azzie (417) - - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle 0,5l bought at Plodine supermarket Rijeka. Dark mahogany hazy liquid with soft beige head. Light body, medium carbonation. Taste of hay, a bit sour. A hint of caramel and roastiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Piw (308) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
500ml Dose. Klar und rabenschwarz. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone. Sehr malzig. Herb im Antrunk. Mild im Abgang.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (173) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 4, 2015
Dark brown to black colored, medium strong a bit creamy tan head. Aroma is of caramel, Munich, nuts and bit of roasted malt. Taste is moderate sweet caramel, some Munich malt, some nuts, toasted bread and not too strong roasty dryish finish with low+ bitterness. Light to medium bodied, a bit watery texture, medium carbonation. Opinions vary with each bottle, always better from a 0.33.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stikins (5) - - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Gards tumshais alus. Diezgan plaans. Vareja buut piezaaks, bet garsha ir laba. Viegls tumshais alus


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