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


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RATINGS: 2071   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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TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
Draught at Die Kleine Bierstube, Århus in original glass (as the photo). Deep black colour with beige head. Very rich malty aroma and again rich taste of malts, some hops and liqourice. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. This is a GREAT beer!

yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
This is a deep black beer with a puffy, light tan-grey head that leaves great lacing. The aroma is light in quality, dark in tone and of light roasted malt. It is medium bodied-- smooth but acidic. The flavor is charred, burnt and solid. Deep malt and wooden hops mix with a smokey flavor. The after taste is of Lapsang Souchong. I didn’t know it would be so smokey!

JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 29, 2007
Pours a dark black, impenetrable by light. Head is whitish and long lasting. Smells of watery chocolate, carmel. Taste is thin, chocolate, water. Not a big fan of this one.

Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Black with a disappearing off-white head. Caramel and toffee aromas. Sweetish flavour with just a hint of roast malt. Roasted and hoppy finish.

Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2007
Bottle: The aroma has some light roasted malt with a hint of caramel. Pours a reddish-brown with some transparency and a medium beige head that lasts a minute or so and leaves behind a thin sheet of webbing. The flavor is light roasted malt with a hint of fruit. The finish has a light nuttiness to it with a hint of chocolate. Light bodied with mild carbonation. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.

golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 19, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and sweet malt. Flavor was the same, with decent mouthfeel. Good to drink on a daily basis. Alexanderj thinks that it goes well with Schweinflesh.

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2007
Poured a darkish brown; medium head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor was much of the same; roasted malt, chocolate, some sweetness, some light hopping; quality mouthfeel.

almosi (282) - Viña del Mar, CHILE - APR 18, 2007
in can 500 ml., It is a dark beer, a bronzed and luminous color. A small, but cremy and rather lasting head. The aroma made me think that I was smoking. Between the smoke of a cigarette and the acidity of the bonfire extinguished with water. The body is not the quite dense thing that one hopes. The taste to toasting persists until the finish, with pleasant and small, touch of caramel.

JoeinDahlem (1521) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 17, 2007
When will I learn my lesson with these shwarzbiers? Lots of style and rarely substance, or flavor. Gorgeous black with frothy, beige head. That’s the highlight. Weak aroma of roasty malts. Flavor offers more malt but little else. Roasted coffee finish. Otherwise bland. Finish gets a touch bitter after the beer warms. Flat and thin in the mouth.

obguthr (6350) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2007
Pours dark red/brown, with a thin pale head. Smells of moss and oak, but not strongly. Taste is crisp and earthy, quite refreshing. Hardly any hop flavor. Smoke and coffee trails.

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