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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2060   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PlutonowyMan (696) - POLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Barwa brązowo rubinowa, klarowna. Piana beżowa, wysoka i średnio trwała, drobno i średnio ziarnista. Aromat mało wyraźny, delikatnie palony, lekko orzechowy, trochę ubogo i mało intensywnie. Smak to delikatna paloność, ponownie nuty orzechowe i nieco spieczonej skórki od ciemnego pieczywa. Po ogrzaniu pojawiają się ciemne owoce w ilości mocno umiarkowanej. Goryczka delikatna, spalona. Piwo pozbawione ciała, pije się trochę jak wodę, zbyt gładko. Wysycenie średnie w kierunku do wysokiego.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle. Black with a nice brownish head. Smells of roasted malts and a tiny touch of coffee. Taste is malts, coffee and a decent dose of hops. Medium carbonation. A little bit watery but very süffig. Nothing special but a good everyday beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ghostbeer (202) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Very good roasty malt to this beer. It had a lighter mouthfeel than I expected or would have liked.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (1144) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours a near black with a pale tan head from a can. Aroma is molasses and pumpernickel toast. Flavor is molasses and cola, along with a bit of the same toast. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kleg (191) - The Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Germany. Pitch black pour with a beige head and great retention. Fair lacing. Simple dark malt lager with light roast taste. No coffee.flavor. Really smooth and easy drinking.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jann3 (361) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Pours pitch black with a smallish tan head. Malty and slightly roasty aroma with some chocolate and coffee notes. Taste is mostly malty with caramel, liquorice and coffee. Finishes with pleasant crispy hops. Tasty and well-balanced brew. (0,33 l bottle, bb 13.04.17)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (379) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2016
500ml bottle from LCBO. 4.8% alc./vol. Pours a deep brown colour with one finger of lasting head. Aromas of bread, hay with a whiff of grass. Taste matches the aroma with some sweet malty caramel finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oleg85 (185) - Yaroslavl, RUSSIA - NOV 3, 2016
Без восторг& но пиво однозна& приятно& Насыщен& черный цвет не пропуск& свет. Сбаланс& вкус.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (861) - POLAND - OCT 29, 2016
zapach przyjemny, delikatny, okrągły. słodka kawa zbożowa z mlekiem, karmel i nuty słodowe. kolor ciemny, klarowny, pod światło wiśniowy, piana beżowa, drobna, nawet trwała. w smaku pełne, dość słodowe, karmelowe. wyraźna kawa zbożowa z mlekiem, całość dość okrągła. goryczka niska, karmelowa, lekko ziołowa. nasycenie niskie do średniego.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moolesen (532) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Black with a foamy beige head. Liquorice aroma with some sweet malt. First some sweet malt, then liquorice and finally the bitter hops. Nice schwarzbier, medium body and finish.


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