Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Found covered six-packs of this old import favorite at a local grocer. Six-pack box (and bottle label) says I have 12 days to drink these (06.18.2013) -- let's get at it!
An old favorite import from the pre Microboom® days -- haven't sampled it in a while.
A -- Inky black in color with a dense tan head that holds up well, slowly settling to a firm cap. A flash shined thru my .33L Willi Becker shows ruby highlights, but very opaque.
S -- Aroma is fresh DMS and mild roasted malt with a vague hint of caramel. Pretty light in this category.
T -- Roasted malt character with dark, baking chocolate undertones. Some mild bready notes try to balance the roasted malts with some very light hop spiciness. The finish is all roasted malt, though the bitterness in the finish and aftertaste isn't easy to dissect between hops and highly kilned malts.
M -- Smooth, soft mouthfeel with a dry finish. Light medium body.
O -- This is the king of Schwarzbier. A lager to present to the naysayers who think lagers have no character -- and at such a mild ABV too. As roasty as some Porters and Stouts, but with the clean finish that can only be the result of bottom fermentation and long, cool storage.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2013 21:03:18 | More by steveh
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