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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2041   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Tap. Black pour w/ a beige head. Light aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Flavors of caramel, coffee. Medium body, easy to drink, not much bitter.

voyageurmike (500) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle, pours dark red brown. Thinnish medium body, faint chocolate nose. Watery milk chocolate taste and brief malt finish.

Daboch (98) - Gdansk, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Prawie czarne klarowne piwo, ładna piana. Aromat karmel, prażony słod, chleb, trochę trawy. W smaku lekka kawa, czekolada, praliny jest też karmel. Lekkie dobrze pijalne piwo

floydslip (417) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Dark cola-colored beer with a medium foamy light tan head. Nose of black coffee, milk chocolate, and smoke. Flavor is a bit more sweet with brown sugar, cola, and mocha finished with a slight chalky bitterness. Crisply carbonated, this is fairly light-bodied beer that still has a lot of flavor.

domination_94 (29) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2017
Cerveza oscura de baja fermentación, de color negro, con espuma fina y densa de buena retención.Aroma suave a maltas tostadas, lo que predomina también en su sabor. El caracter tostado deja un gusto en la boca a café, con una correcta carbonatación. Su cuerpo es medio, con un ligero amargor final. Buena cerveza, ideal para acompañarla con salchichas alemanas.

Piepenhenrich (1170) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
Most famous and best-selling Schwarzbier in Germany, and indeed not bad at all. Good balance of its malty and bitter elements.

loscovar (646) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle in Germany. Black color, roasted malts, bread, mild bitter and dry finsh

Schnabelhund (108) - TAIWAN - SEP 14, 2017
Köstritzer is pours a dark brown color with a red hue that shines through the glass. The head doesn’t last particularly long and leaves no lacing behind. The nose is malt-forward with notes of prunes and rye bread. The flavor follows the nose with gentle roasty bitterness, dark bread, dried dark fruits, and a caramel note without being too sweet. It's nicely balanced but maybe not as flavorful as expected. The mouthfeel is gentle as the carbonation is not particularly strong, but a little thin. The finish is somewhat short but pleasant if you like the heat from the alcohol well hidden. A casual rustic beer.

kustie (1276) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle. Opaque black color with tanned head. Aroma has caramel, dark roasted malt. Taste is malty sweet with quite long fairly dry aftertaste. Flavors of dark roasted malt, caramel, some bitter hops.

miamidolphins (1) - - SEP 6, 2017 does not count
Found this at the world of beers excellent beer. Taking a 6 pack home ������&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

MarcoDL (5295) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, caramel and malt. Taste of licorice, caramel, chocolate and soft malt. Typical.

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