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


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RATINGS: 2060   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinivini (1973) - Gomel, - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2015 Exellent appearance. Aroma of bread, roasted malt, coffee. Light body, thin texture. The taste varies from sweet malt to bitter hops, especially at finish. Hoppy bitter aftertaste. A pleasant one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
victorsampson96 (58) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
(330 ml bottle) Jet black beer, with a dense tan head. A sweet aroma of roasted malt, and a savoury yeast extract note. Coffee, milk chocolate, mineral water, brown sugar, and a hint of raspberry. This leads to a bitter finish, with notes of oak and earth. A pleasant roasty beer, but could do with a deeper aroma, and a richer palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlf (509) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2017
From Freistädter; dark brown to black with reddish shine, clear, medium off-white head; aroma is gentle dark malts, grainy and a little floral hoppy; taste is cacao, slightly grainy, low to medium bitter finish with hops and roasted malts, some lingering sweetness; texture is thin and a little bit sticky with medium carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (960) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2017
0,5 l bottle from Rossia Supermarkt, Berlin. Appearance is black, cloudy, bubbly and with a head between white and tan. Aroma has dark chocolate. Taste has dark chocolate and/or espersso with sugar. Quite smooth, not dry. Nice for a dessert.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SinH4 (4437) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color with white head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, a bit earthy. Taste is watery, molasses, sweet chocolaty malts, a bit watery as well. Medium carbonation. Not excellent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stupre (274) - Nanterre, FRANCE - APR 9, 2017
50cl bottle purchased @ Tante Emma Laden.Robe sombre à la fine mousse crémeuse. Petite note maltée qui se termine par une légère amertume. C’est un peu trop aqueux et ça manque de profondeur en bouche.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozzy70 (1050) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2017
Draft at Krug Park. Pour was black with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee. Taste was bittersweet, roasted malt, dark malt, nutty, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (177) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Fizzy with subtle malt tastes and dry hops. It’s decent but nothing to write home about

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (6011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2017
Draft pour. The beer is a clear brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has notes of nuts, Coffee, and roast. Dry and earthy taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5466) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2017
Draft at Epcot. Pours dark cola brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like dark fruits, nutty malt, toffee, and earthy. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark fruits, toffee, nutty malt, and earth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumore (385) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 31, 2017
From 33cl bottle at Metropolis HBF, Mannheim, Germany. Pours Coca Cola black, with limited whitish foam. Aroma is toasted cereal, not really roasted. Body is light, kind of watery, with medium-high carbonation. Taste is moderately sweet, with a focal hint of bitterness, probably from the toasted malts. Finish is short, though.

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