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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbier

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,275 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1275
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%


Brewed by:
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-17-2001)
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crhea89

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-25-2013 07:09:34 | More by crhea89
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a great dark beer. Nice malty flavor, with a surprisingly crisp and fresh mouthfeel. Doesn't feel heavy or warming at all--instead, tastes light and refreshing. Malts are pronounced but mild enough for this beer to be highly drinkable. Beautiful dark color. Would highly recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2014 03:46:36 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-16-2014 02:23:59 | More by CWhite
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monorailred

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sitting in a restaurant in Hamburg Germany...I guess they must think Americans are beer ignorant. I could not get the waiter to tell me details on the beers available. Only could get "pilsner or dark." Maybe it was just a combination of non - existent Germany and good (but not great english!). Knowing the pilsner was Bitburger, I chose the "dark" in the hopes it was a good and new beer to me.

I was rewarded.

This is a very good beer. Very dark with pretty good head retention. A great smell and very pleasant on the palate.

A nice "accidental" discovery that paired quite well with the weiner schnitzel.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 17:11:05 | More by monorailred
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-14-2014 17:25:46 | More by berley31
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-13-2014 19:21:30 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Guinness-style tulip glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown body with translucent dark red-brown when put up to light. Small light tan head.

Smell: Sweet, deep caramel malt and some hop spice. Blackberries and plums.

Taste: Mild and calm -- maybe a little bland? Some dark toast and a bit of brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: Finishes clean with a bit of dryness in the back. Medium-bodied, average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 03:45:45 | More by fountainofyouth
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Jsteez

China

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a can into a beer mug; a beige 1/2" cream head that faded quickly into an ultra thin tan surface; left some lacing behind on the glass; a straight black color, yet ruby red when held to light.

S: Not a lot going on here, just some slight sweet caramel malt and some grassy undertones.

T: Nice balance between sweet, dry, and bitter. Dry/ and slightly bitter aftertaste, sweet caramel malt in the front end; grassy and slightly herbal hops throughout; bitter-sweet chocolate; roasted malt; tobacco leaves. Nice combination of complex flavors, yet quite subtle overall.

M: Light bodied, fresh, and velvet smooth. Carbonation on the moderate/high side. I could easily drink a few of these. Refreshing!

O: It's just a good all around schwarzbier. Perfect for any time of year, especially the cool evenings of April. It goes with a lot of foods or by itself. Nice complement to brats, pickles, kraut, and mustard. Prost!

Serving type: can

04-11-2014 09:43:22 | More by Jsteez
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-10-2014 23:33:52 | More by hunterjames
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Twpsyn

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

04-10-2014 23:04:02 | More by Twpsyn
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RockinRob925

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-08-2014 01:26:11 | More by RockinRob925
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Riik3

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2014 23:25:22 | More by Riik3
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ACarp

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2014 22:05:38 | More by ACarp
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-05-2014 17:30:39 | More by DLS168
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-05-2014 01:30:50 | More by Resuin
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nu38

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-03-2014 09:22:31 | More by nu38
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Dirty25

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-02-2014 16:11:30 | More by Dirty25
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-31-2014 03:31:37 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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Bryanscott141

Washington

4.99/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my go to bier. Everyone assumes it is heavy like a porter or a stout. It is a perfectly balanced light bier, it is just dark in color. I love surprising people with its great flavor year round. Everyone should try it just once....it may just become your favorite bier.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 04:59:06 | More by Bryanscott141
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ApplePi

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-27-2014 12:08:00 | More by ApplePi
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

03-26-2014 15:50:58 | More by ramrod666
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-24-2014 04:56:05 | More by Tafyob41
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

03-22-2014 08:28:34 | More by sirsteve42
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djbx

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-22-2014 01:21:57 | More by djbx
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WickedSharp

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-21-2014 19:11:54 | More by WickedSharp
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Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,275 ratings.