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

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RATINGS: 2033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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".

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3.3
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Black brown in color with a light brown head. Rich sour coffee smell. Rich chalk coffee malt flavor.

3.6
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2006
From a 500 ml. euro brown bottle with a notched freshness date on the back label. Made a good appearance, poured a pitch black with a foamy tan head that settled into a thin lacing, small amount of sticking, moderate carbonation. Had a nose of sweet roasted malts, coffee, caramel and subtle earthy charcoal. A crisp and creamy smooth medium bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Sweet roasted malty, coffee with cream and caramel, a light spicy hop bitterness that is followed by a grain bready maltiness and a dry, sweet, mild roasted malty finish. A really nice Schwarzbier, well worth seeking out and trying.

3.5
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Black in color- excellent tan head – malty, cola, chocolate nose - taste is mocha and hint of vanilla, blackberries and chalk - creamy frothy body-chocolate, malt aftertaste

3.2
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle (Utobeer): Deep ruby black with a beige head. Sweet nutty, choc and cara. Balanced refreshing and tasty.

3
ps71 (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2006 330 ml brown long-neck bottle. Medium-sized beige head that fades away. Black color. Clear. Aroma of dark rye bread. Mild-tasting, sweet with sweet after-taste, roasted flavor. Low concentration of carbon dioxide <font color="#999999">[= carbonic acid gas]</font>, and somewhat mouthcoating.

4
User37895 (3042) - - JUN 11, 2006
I may have just found a top schwarzbier for me. Poured a beautiful dark brown to black beer with a very generous tan head that hung around for quite a while and laced well. The aroma was light grass and smoked. The flavor was light on the dark malts (slight chocolate, no real licorice presence), grassy, smokey, and ashed. The hop presence was noticeable in the finish and very well done (I normally despise grassy hopped beers), finishing somewhat dry.

3
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
12oz bottle, no date. Aroma of caramel , nuts, and toasted malts. Pours a clear black with a medium, quickly fading beige head. Taste is the same with a chalky stout finish. Also got some cardboard in there. Light bodied, moderate carbonation.

3.7
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Deep reddish-brown body with a small, oily beige head. Aroma of chocolate, well-roasted marshmallow, distant campfire, toasty bread and nuts, and earth. Flavor has a nice mix of dark, slightly chocolatey malt with a hint of grapes and darker fruits plus nutty cola notes, subtle roast and dark caramel sweetness. Medium to medium-light, easy-drinking body. A good Schwarzbier for the right circumstance.

3.3
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
(0.5L Bottle) Pours dark prown with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste. Light body and easy to drink.

4
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2006
500mL bottle. Dark red-brown with a small creamy light tan head. Mild nutty roast malt and old caramel aromatics. Subtle dark chocolate and smooth rich caramel undertones. A twinge of sourness in the finish with some residual chocolate. Mouthfeel is light, very smooth.


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