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

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RATINGS: 1849   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".


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Draft. Hmm... a good black bread taste. Brown body, spicy nose. Nicely roasted body, and a slightly smoky taste to boot. Haven’t had enough schwartzbiers yet to be sure of my rankings, so far they don’t totally grab me.


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 (882) - 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 (278) - 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 (195) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1037) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Pours an opaque black with medium soapy head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, nuts and coffee. Flavor is not strong, but has a good bitter finish, Body is medium without much carbonation. Easily drinkable I was hoping for something more distinctive.


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