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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2070   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hamilton_w (260) - - MAR 26, 2017
Light roasted aroma. Black color, medium tanned head. Medium bitterness, very light sweetness. A bit thin. Porter-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PanMarek (419) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Opaque black pour with moderate beige foam. Rich roasted caramel malt in the nose with a touch of anise. Medium / light body with little fizziness. The malts dominate but the hop bitterness emerges as it warms. Lighter than I expected, but a good experience. Sampled at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2017.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tanobicho (16) - Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2017
500 ml bottle in Düsseldorf. Dark brown to black clear beer with light beige foam, average retention and lacing. Roasted malt, chocolate aroma, notes of coffee. Predominantly sweet, toasted caramel malts, smoother as espected. No roasted malts hints in taste and little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belu_metal (31) - - MAR 11, 2017
Una cerveza que tuve la oportunidad de tomar en un pub irlandés. Muy interesante en aroma. Apenas la serví, pude apreciar las notas ahumadas, chocolatosas y terrosas. Color, negro, cobrizo pero cristalino. Espuma de baja retención color beige. Al momento de probarla, note un impacto en el paladar. Muy ahumada, chocolatosa y sobre todo amarga. Me dejó un retrogusto a madera. Interesante producto, lo volvería a comprar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle from a local EDEKA market!
Pours deep black with a beige creamy head. Aroma has roadted malts and burnt coffee. Taste is sweet and bitter roasty with some burnt malts. Dry bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodbod (353) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a dense black, with a generous tan head. Not much aroma, and smells like lager, no sign of roasted malt. Palate is a bit on the sheet side, low bitterness, no burnt or roasty character evident, a little metallic hop bitterness towards the finish. Palate is light, fairly clean, medium length. I was expecting some roasted malt character here, but it’s as if they’re saving money by just using caramel instead. If you think of it as a lager and just ignore the colour, you’ll enjoy this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jh773 (294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Opaque brown/black, thin fluffy head. Smell is hops, a little dark fruit. A bit of roasted caramel flavor and then gone. Very light body, some charred aftertaste. Cheap and inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (9187) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Deep dark brown hue with a thin light beige head. Dark roasty toasty smooth dark lagerish aroma. Crisp light flavor that’s gently roasty and gently sweet, a little bit dark, smooth and well rounded but just a bit too light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shanoknowsfood (95) - Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle @ Whole Foods - Beautiful black color. Not bad aroma. But it was like drinking a weak, thin & watery Porter. Nothing to get excited about, and not only will i never waste $2- bucks on one again, i will never recommend it to anyone...unless they like dark, thin, watery beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mindwarp (275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Pours a dark black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is faint malts, just not getting anything same with the taste. I’m disappointed after what I’ve read. Another beer that taste ok but is just lacking substance.

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