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


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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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steinar (54) - rvk, - JAN 29, 2011
Pours pitch black with a small head. Very malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, some coffee flavors, not much bitterness. Palate is medium body with soft almost flat carbonation. An OK beer, enjoyable in small quantities.

roruano (25) - Marília, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2017
Aparência: Marrom, levemente turva, espuma bege, densa, média formação e média persistência. Aroma: Chocolate, caramelo, malte, tostado, herbal, pão e ameixa. Sabor: Gosto amargo, malte, tostado e herbal. Sensação: Corpo médio, textura cremosa, carbonatação intensa e álcool com baixa graduação. Amargor: Médio. Retrogosto: Média persistência, seco e sabor residual picante.

jobe977 (88) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle at Friedrichstadt, Germany. Pours dark with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted, malty and bread. Taste is well balanced between bitternes and sweetness. Give a bit sweet and watery finish. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Pleasant and enjoyable. My first german schwarzbier.

Jashiu (1303) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Malty roasted aromas. Taste is sweet, caramel and burnt sugar, some instant coffee. Thin. Finish brings some canned corn and boiled veggies

KevinReddirt (164) - Midland, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Tried for the first occasion on a river cruise down the Rhine. Pouring it into a tall draft glass I encounter an ink-black liquid yielding a very small amount of light brown foam ringing the glass. I smell malt, bread and just a bit of raisin. I get tastes of significant malt, grain and a small bitter finish. Well worth the try.

Kittenbieer (194) - LYON, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans des verres "3 loups", robe brun sombre surmontée d’une mousse blanc cassé assez persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes houblonnés et vineux.La bouche est à l’image du nez avec un petit côté "piquant" nous laissant sur une finale très légère.une bière agréable mais sans caractère!13,5/20

appiantiqua (194) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2017
Dégustée avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre "Les 3 Loups". Robe brun sombre surmontée d’une mousse blanc cassé à grosses bulles et assez persistante; forte carbonatation. Nez léger avec des arômes vineux et houblonnés. Le goût est équilibré avec des saveurs caramélisées mais on relève un certain manque d’épaisseur et de caractère. La finale est brève et n’apporte pas de dimension supplémentaire. Pas de défaut particulier mais une bière sans grand relief. 13,5/20

AleRider78 (1114) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2017
Pours a thick creamy brownish head. Ok lacing. Has a very dark brown/black appearance. Aromas of yeast, roasted malts, breads and resin hops. Also toasty and vanilla scents. Flavours are toasty, roasted malts, toffee, notes of caramel. Hints of vanilla, sweet/dark malts, grainy and molasses. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Slightly oily, creamy mouthfeel and mouthcoating sensation. Lively carbonation. Goes down really smooth. Great beer!

Maits (465) - ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2017
Dark brown beer with nice thick white head. Aroma is roasted malts and bread. Taste is sweet malty and little roasted notes. Nice dry little bitter finish. Medium body. Descent beer.

mandrilo00 (105) - CROATIA - JUN 17, 2017

Jabic (582) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Ar: Soft, fluffy malt with a smooth roast; bit of herbal hops with fresh-grass notes; very slight sulfur. Ap: Dark brown and opaque; medium tan head with moderate-good retention, leaves a thin but solid cap of foam. T: Melanoidin maltiness, a bit of cracker; herbal hops, touch of pineapple; roast is very subtle, refined with a hint of ash; lightly chalky; bitterness is medium, with some slight black tea, both in bitterness character and flavor; yeast profile is quite clean, but has a single note of pineapple, very refined. P: Medium-light body with high carbonation; finish is very dry. O: A good schwartzbier; roast is very fine and subtle, really making the beer seem like pilsner here and there; some nice malt and hop flavor; drying, crisp, and clean.

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