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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: 2058   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Nice roasted, caramel flavor yet fairley light.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (957) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SinH4 (4324) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stupre (272) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
martpez (171) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
Fizzy with subtle malt tastes and dry hops. It’s decent but nothing to write home about

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (6003) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5453) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumore (374) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hamilton_w (258) - - MAR 26, 2017
Light roasted aroma. Black color, medium tanned head. Medium bitterness, very light sweetness. A bit thin. Porter-like.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PanMarek (400) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Opaque black pour with moderate beige foam. Rich roasted caramel malt in the nose with a touch of anise. Medium / light body with little fizziness. The malts dominate but the hop bitterness emerges as it warms. Lighter than I expected, but a good experience. Sampled at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2017.


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