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


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RATINGS: 1941   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".

tbookman's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Dark brown color - slightly cloudy with a thin head and slightly sweet aroma. Malty sweet - notes of chocolate and roasted coffee. Dry and clean at the finish with just a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eunck (83) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
A beer for the big market. I like the style and the beer is fine, but it doesn’t have as much flavour as most craft beers. Of course there’s roasted malts with some caramel. Not very bitter, but a bit sour. Definitely more interesting than the majority of beers from the big breweries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2743) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Has a bit of everything: Bitterhops and cofffeeground for the nose. Dark brown color and creamy brown head for the eye. And roasted a bit ashen flavors with a dry finish for the palate. It might be a bit overhyped, but it is still a very nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lloydy (68) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
500ml bottle. Malty, sweet, hint of hops, hint of fruit. A decent but unremarkable example of the beer type.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mister_Li (473) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
Klares dunkelbraun mit durchschnittlicher leicht bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Röstmalze, etwas verbrannt, Karamell, leicht erdig, sehr würzig, spritzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiroMcSky (135) - Debno, POLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Butelka 500 ml barwa prawie czarna,piana gesta pozostawia slad na szkle.W smaku slodowo-chlebowe całkiem przyjemne.Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
phfyysik (157) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2016
Pours dark brown with big thick beige head. Aroma is caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, some nuts. Taste is quite watery, light. Crispy, roasted malt, mild hops, some oily bread. Body is light, but still some toasted after stays. Easy to drink and not very bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alex_leit (1166) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Dark brown. Taste: watery with caramel, a little roasted and burnt malt, almost no hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
remALUS (81) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Price 0,86€. Labai graži spalva, puikios putos...Labai geras skonis ir kaina...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (366) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Can pour into nonic glass from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is bready, toasted malt with a bit of yeasty sour bordering on bile. Appearance is dark mahogany with two finger-width foamy light brown head with fair retention and sticky foam lacing. Taste is light malty sweetness with roasted quality, mild bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with somewhat creamy texture (especially if you get some of the foamy head), lively carbonation (a bit too much--stings the lips and takes away from the otherwise creamy, mellow mouth feel), dry slightly bitter finish. Overall, this is OK without any real standout qualities but no glaring faults either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3382) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
Along with Yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt hop aroma a roasted malt hop sweet fruity taste with a dry bitter finish

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