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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%
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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3.1
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Pours clear black with ruby edges and a medium beige head. Aroma of grassy hops and roastiness. Flavor has notes of roasted/toasted malt, caramel, chocolate and green hops. Moderately sweet and bitter, slightly burnt. Medium body and carbonation. Not much lacing, pretty decent head retention. Solid.

2.9
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) "The black in the blonde soul" the back-label claims. Perhaps a quote by Goethe who supposedly was a great lover of this beer. Pitch black it is with a full, dense light-brown head. Nice body with full throttle on the hops. Very dry and immensely pretty. 291099

3.8
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2005
on tap at BierStube in Moline, IL pour was a dark brown with a foamy tan head. mild, yet complex in all of its subtle flavors. caramel & chocolate malts, some wheat , banana & clove. the relative low abv makes this a brew I could drink all night.

3.4
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2005
on tap and in a dimpled .5L at Loreley, NYC. blackish brown body, brownish fade to gold at the edges. dark tan cramy & foamy head. aroma is doused burnt hay. high carbonation. dry malty lager flavor, dried hop too.

3.2
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Black body with a big beige head. roasted malty aroma with some sweetness. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a dry finish.

3.2
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2005
Poured black, with a light brown head. Sweet pleasant aroma with little evidence of roastyness. Average lacing. This beer is ever so smooth. Malty, roasty flavours roll off the tounge. Finish is a slight roasty bitterness. Such a clean, well balanced beer.

3.5
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Neustadt, Dresden. Delicious, looks tasty. Say more? No, because internet cafe clock is ticking.

4.3
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2005
This is my guilty pleasure beer. I’ll admit it’s about as complex as a British cookbook, but I just love the smooth, soothing maltiness. It’s one of those beers you can drink way too fast which is ok cause it is has a crazy low gravity. Just really love the stuff.

3
stouby (4666) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle, at No. 5. Dark brown with light brown head. Fine lacings. Aroma sweet of malt (bread). Flavor of burnt malt (panther) and light of hops. Watery, light body.

3.6
bkurtz (1095) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Coffee and chocolate flavors with a creamy, but thin head. Well worth drinking.


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