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


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RATINGS: 2020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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".

malzmiller's rating

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zarrach76 (31) - FRANCE - OCT 25, 2016
Bičre bien noire avec une mousse ivoire ŕ bulles trčs fines persistante sur quelques millimčtres. Le nez est sur les céréales, avec une pointe de mélasse, de caramel, de levures... Odeurs de cave, de champignons. Pas terrible tout ça. Bičre un peu flotteuse, carbonatation faible, la premičre gorgée révčle les houblons, des céréales torréfiés qui donnent dans le sarrasin et c’est ŕ peu prčs tout. Texture un peu huileuse. Trčs franchement, on dirait de l’eau sale. Le bas du panier en matičre de brunes Allemandes. J’arrive ŕ peine ŕ la finir, et pourtant je me force car par principe on ne jette pas une bičre ! Ou alors juste pour la tambouille, et encore... Bouteille 50cl, V&B Grenoble.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alomtnez (361) - SPAIN - OCT 21, 2016
Big frothy/creamy tan head with good retention. Clear dark brown, close to black colour. Toasted malt aroma with some hop notes and slight cocoa hints. Taste is medium bitter, with slight caramel and chocolate notes. Tiny fruit notes. Metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oiolosse (60) - - OCT 19, 2016
Espuma agradable de larga duración. Un bonito color oscuro con un aroma de café con un matiz de nuez. Buen paladar y sabor agradable. Repetiré.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MelvinKalksma (1012) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016

Slight aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, bread and roasted malts.

Turbid/opaque ruby/black beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel and dark fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with bread and roasted malts.

This beer is rather balanced, but lacks intensity and complexity. Really drinkable and tastes decent, but lacks so much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1775) - Penfield, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2016
500ml can. Pours light black with a large puffy light tan head. Aroma of tobacco and plum. Taste is low key dark fruit and ash. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (823) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
Geur heeft n pilzige moutigheid en zeer licht grassige hoppen... smaak heeft veel meer gebrand mout.. bitter lichtzoet, licht branderig zuurtje.. lichtromige body.. bitter pilsmoutige afdronk

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
s00sl (431) - - OCT 6, 2016
Decent schwarzbier. Nothing special, but nothing bad detecet. Good as a table beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (483) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Butelka 500ml kupiona w Dortmundzie. Kolor czarny. Piana bezowa palona obfita. W aromacie palone slody czekolada kakao .w smaku gorzka czekolada palone slody kakao i troche wedzonki. Niezle ale bez fajerwerkow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
[backlog] 09-10-15 // bottle at Domsgickel, Mainz. Dark brown black colour. Roast malts. Light wood,.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Roasted malt, dark malt, no charcoal flavor but there is a light smoke finish. Pours cola colored and had a thinner mouth feel. Head was thick and creamy and lumpy. A bit of raisin and nuttiness.

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