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

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RATINGS: 1866   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".


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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.


3.7
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (590) - 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...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
momordgz (269) - - JUL 1, 2015
A fresh dark beer with some malty, herbal and sweet licorice notes. Good taste but best is it’s freshness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tiranus (5) - PORTUGAL - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Light beer (4.8%) with a fine dark colour. Fruity and chocolate, sweet but some balanced bitterness on final.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (260) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle, M/S Peter Pan. Smooth, refreshing. A good start on a journey to Germany!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
trexibmer (33) - - JUN 17, 2015
Now this is one fine German Black Beer! It is dark, hearty, but it is no porter or stout: it is true to the style!!! Schwartzbier is good brew for those that acquired the taste and this is a fine example of it! All I can say is just try it. If you like black beers I don’t think you will disappointed!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1160) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Marrón chocolate, espuma media (3 dedos). Aroma a chocolate. Agradable y ligera en boca, predominando caramelo y chocolate y algo de vainilla. Final más amargo, saliendo el lúpulo. Buen ejemplo del estilo. Notable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (126) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle, bb 8.12.15. Pours dark brown, almost black, clear, head brownish with moderate retention, and marked lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and hints of chocolate. Dry, with subtle roasted notes, light bitterness. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, relatively smooth and drinkable. Nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lux_edwards (189) - - JUN 7, 2015
500 ml draft. Pours a translucent brown color with a small foamy beige head. Rich roasted malt aroma is subtle. Some chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with hints of cola and coffee. Bittersweet malty middle. Dry, nutty finish has a wisp of hop bitterness.. I really enjoyed this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patersoi (49) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Similar to a chocolate stout without the heaviness or any strong alcohol flavour. Only held back by a lack of complexity but very creamy finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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