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

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RATINGS: 2037   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Not totally black, but this beer has a creamy off white head that doesn’t go away! Mild malt aroma. Nice malty flavor that is not overpowering, some mocha. Nice aftertaste. A very nice beer!


3.4
loscovar (591) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle in Germany. Black color, roasted malts, bread, mild bitter and dry finsh

3.4
Schnabelhund (106) - 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.

3.3
kustie (1244) - 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.

5
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

3.2
MarcoDL (5100) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, caramel and malt. Taste of licorice, caramel, chocolate and soft malt. Typical.

2.3
Michael27 (2206) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2017
Frisch vom Hahn beim Albaner getrunken. Schwarzbier isses, aber insgesamtzu flach und etwas wäsdrig.

3.1
saintbase2 (823) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

4.6
Odyn (268) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2017
Fantastic flavor and good bitterness in the flavor. Nice rich deep color and good body a little like coffee which I drink black, so this is better than Guiness Extra Stout. Yum!!

3.1
rafax (368) - POLAND - AUG 9, 2017
On tap. Jet black with quite big tan and solid head, some lacing. Simple aromas of caramel with little bit of roasted malts. Similar in taste, some sweet, malty flavors, light to medium body and low bitterness. Nothing special but not bad.

3.2
emincems (108) - TURKEY - AUG 7, 2017
black color with big head, retention is enough. not a complex smell, only roasted malt and light caramel. taste is malty sweet, but finishes dry with enough bittering hops. med-light body, moderate carbonation. easy to drink, but lack of complexity is evident.


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