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


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RATINGS: 2069   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 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours a black color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also a bit weak, roasted malts, a faint hint of chocolate. Overall a mediocre beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acaro (145) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2017
Aroma: Very subtle liquorize notes. Appearance: Very dark brown/black color with clear sparkling liquid and white head. Taste: Medium bitterness with light sour notes. Palate: Medium body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Bitter finish with liquorize touches. Overall: Very subtle notes in general. To drink cold. It leaves a chocolate memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerDoctor32 (207) - madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2017
Lata 0,5l Color negro,espuma de color beige, muy fina,no alta, de 1 dedo, media duracion.Aroma- caramelo, frutas secos, ciruela seca, cafe, malta.Sabor- un suave dulzor con un firme toque de amargor, caramelo, cafe, frutas secos. postgusto- seco con suave amargor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jakeskia (13) - Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2017
Don’t be fooled by the colour of this beer it is a light crisp refreshing beer. With aromas of chocolate, coffee, prune, molasses and smoke.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (1410) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Copenhagen 20/5 2017. 33 cl bottle from Meny. Very German label with a lot of medieval paraphernalia like Shields, lions and Regal Birds. Black of course. It is a Schwarzbier after all. Pours clear dark brown - almost opaque - with big off-white head. Settles as thin almost transparent layer of foam with lacing along the rim of the glass. Aroma is not particularly strong. Sweet dark malts, butter and caramel with light roastiness. Soft carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is rather sweet followed by light bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet slightly burnt caramel. Traditional and easily drinkable schwarzbier. No surprises - but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nie (112) - - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle to cup. Woody nose, hint of anise. Dark brown slight red tint. Oak, wheat, burnt coffee. Watery charcoal finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlabasterSlim (1) - Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Nice beer. Good body and smooth. Now, gibberish to fill 75 character: blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah beer snob blah blah blah blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Orange_times (286) - UKRAINE - MAY 11, 2017
0.5l bottle. Pours in black colour with medium size off-white, head. Aroma of truffel, chocolate. Medium sweet, lightly bitter, no sourness. Light body thin feel, very light burned and creamy aftertatse

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerstar88 (585) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2017
Schwarz im Glas mit dunkler cremiger Krone. Röstmalznoten im Antrunk, brotig, schokoladig. Feinherb im Abgang mit leichter Honigsüsse. Gut trinkbares Schwarzbier, überall in Deutschland erhältlich!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
victorsampson96 (78) - 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.

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