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


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RATINGS: 1876   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".

ralphdot's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, - NOV 18, 2012
4.8% black colour with a thin head, roast malt aroma, roasted taste but not as bitter or as much body as I expected, although it was still nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Gangstergafje (259) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
The beer has a dark reddish brown color. The foam has a beautiful almond color and is soft. After the bulk had disappeared, a thin drape remains on top of the beef. The smell is average. The smell of the beer is to sweet. The sweet smell is again a little bready. In a distance there is some roasted barley. This little aroma is nice. The taste is a bit better. The bitter and dark taste of roasted barley is present. But not strong enough. The beer misses a lot of sophistication. The beer gets better after every sip. The beer also has a tiny hop taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarauderSky (18) - - JUL 30, 2015
When I first poured this, I thought I might have grabbed a Coca-Cola. It?s very dark. Not bad though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
davidtjm (906) - 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 (66) - 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 (1144) - 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.

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