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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1835   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".


tone77's rating

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours a black color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also a bit weak, roasted malts, a faint hint of chocolate. Overall a mediocre beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (268) - 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 (342) - - 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 (95) - - 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 (157) - 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 (411) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
Unclear black beer with a good white head. Taste likes nuts, coffee, dried fruits. Good nutty afthertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ZeroDome (44) - GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
Black with little red in color, good brownish head, long lasting. Roasty aroma. Light-medium body. Tastes roasy with coffee and caramel, a bit creamy, carbonation is good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (532) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle - pours black with a tan head. Nuts, toast and raw wort on the nose. Mix of dry bitter malt with some sweet hints. Medium palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wozap (227) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Jezeli lager to najlepiej schwarzbier. Wyglad poprawny, aromat przyjemny karmel, nuty opiekane, palone. W smaku lekko ziemiste, wytrawne na finiszu.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1452) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Keg at the Marketplace bar near Oxford Circus. Nice dark pour with a good tan-coloured head, hints of fruit and coffee bitterness and a nice dry hop character. Enjoyable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (286) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle @ Hugos. Appearance: pours clear dark brown/black with ok soapy white head and good lacing. aroma/taste: gratin, caramel, bread, nuts, coffee and some floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration, dry finish and an oily texture. Overall: nice roasted Schwarz without the excessive sweetness that sometimes are present


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