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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1840   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 (2872) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1022) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wittz (35) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2015
Habja gyorsan eltűnik. Édesen indít, utóíze keserű, hosszan tartó. Nem valami aromás. Pörkölt maláta és kávé, mazsola. Határozottan nem rossz.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
futre7 (158) - Taipei, TAIWAN - APR 25, 2015
Solid if unspectacular black beer. Two fingers of lacing. Dark in colour. Taste is Caramel, black sugar and burnt toast. It is a solid black beer but has no overly distinctive qualities. Decent but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (630) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma : coffee, caramel, nuts and some rye bread. Palate : medium to light body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5590) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2015
Bottle from trade with Werckmeister. Dark brown color with medium beige head. dark malt, caramel, coffee in aroma. Coffee, roasted malt, caramel, dry hops. Surprisingly good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (271) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
pours black with a two finger tan head. Lots of soapy lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty with hints of dried dark fruits. flavor is nutty, toffee and light smoke. Body is light/medium. medium carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. aftertaste is slightly bitter. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 13, 2015
Dark brown colour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel. Similar are flavours, with coffee notes. Low bitterness and carbonation. Surprisingly ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OsuStu (99) - - APR 10, 2015
Black draft with an amber hue. Tan head. Coffee and raisin aroma. Coffee, nuts, and dried fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EAGLE82 (163) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 9, 2015
A good overall Schwarzbier for a industrial brew. Great color and taste. However a bit industrial aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (429) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Unclear black beer with a good white head. Taste likes nuts, coffee, dried fruits. Good nutty afthertaste.


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