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


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RATINGS: 2019   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".

WVHouseofBeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
I was pretty disappointed with this beer. Pours a nice dark brown/black color with a small kahki head. Aromas and flavors are pretty light and consist of caramel, smoked malt, chocolate and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is watery and finishes without much notice. A bland beer...........one of the worst German Schwarzbiers I’ve had.

   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 (39) - - 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 (1000) - 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 (1773) - 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 (412) - - 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 (478) - 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 (734) - 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 (533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vells (1608) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - SEP 25, 2016
Roasted malts, some smoked aspect, light caramel, some dried fruits. Moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Decent, but boring

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