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


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RATINGS: 2037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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".

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mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Bottle. Dark coffee colour, thick head. Faint aroma, watery body. Bland taste of licorice and coffee, not much of a finish. Somewhat pointless.

bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2007
BJCP tasting. Dark black, small head. Malt/mealy almost smells like unfermented wort. Subtle roastyness but a bit undimensional. Just dark malts.

amazinglopedo (15) - USA - JUL 19, 2007
This is my favorite German beer. You can lla have your Weizens I will take a Kostritzer. So tasty and dark beautiful mouthfeel and an absoulte joy to drink.

BuckeyeBoy (8182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2007
On tap Boise Flying Pie Pours out a nice black topped with a off white head. A nice roast malt aroma. Body was a little thin.

jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Great Lager !! Dark color and firm creamy head and smooth taste make this an easily recommended brew.

demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2007
12 oz bottle: Aroma of raisins, plums, walnuts, dark chocolate, and a light malt undertone, very woodsy. Pours an almost opaque black with a small tan head that diminishes to a soapy film. Taste is rich with malts, an dark fruits then the malts come back in the aftertaste. Palate tingles on the lips and somewhat bitter on the tongue. Overall, Wow this is a really nice Schartzbier. Really really good. Probably the best schwartz I’ve had so far. A definite rave!

DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Draft at Ginger Man houston. Black pour with tan head. Fairly light body, bitter taste with creamy hints. Solid dry finish.

malzmiller (11) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottle directly from the brewery, Bad Koestritz, Germany. Other black lagers have come and expanded the confines of this style, but this is one of the most drinkable black beers you will find. Very well attenuated, not too filling, i agree with MJ, a world-classic.

andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 lgte mit großem Aufwand die Deutschlandweite (Wieder-) Einführung des "Original Köstritzer Schwarzbieres

Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
xxx nothing to get excited about, but worth a try if you can get your hands on it, not bad.

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