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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,368 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,368
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 61
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
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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bls949

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-29-2013 18:35:43 | More by bls949
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doctorknockers

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-19-2012 06:07:59 | More by doctorknockers
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-01-2011 06:10:28 | More by bigox420
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edificio5

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I came across this beer by accident. I was in the Growler and Grill in NY and they had this on tap and in bottles. I purchased some bottles and the beer was well balance, smooth and tasted good. The tap version of the beer was as smooth virtually identical as the bottle version. For me this was just the perfect beer. Amongst the best I have ever tasted. Personally I am into dark beer and not the hoppy type. I hope this helps. Great beer!!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 18:14:27 | More by edificio5
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joerebman

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-11-2012 02:01:23 | More by joerebman
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-08-2011 19:55:25 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jburris64

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.6%

04-26-2014 01:04:59 | More by jburris64
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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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AnalogReigns

North Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Drank this eastern German classic often while staying in Dresden last summer. Lovely looking beer, with the typically German huge blooming, long lasting head--which leaves lacing on the glass as you drink. Has a very deep brown color, fully black unless you hold it up to the light.

S-Has a nice VERY DARK chocolate malty nose, with no apparent hops in the aroma

T-Lovely dry smooth taste--if you closed your eyes you would not know it was black, you may guess it was a light amber. They call this a "black pils" and that is about as good a description as any. The dark malt just makes this lager more interesting than just about any other lager. VERY well balanced between the gently roasted (and completely un-bitter) malt, and the noble hops. Leaves a clean, typically German hop aftertaste. Made just outside of Leipzig, and supposedly the poet Goethe's favorite beer. What a classic Türinger style!

M-Has the mouthfeel of a lighter beer, like a pils or Munich Helles. Crisp, and light--very unlike say a stout or porter.

D-Like most German lagers this is very drinkable--a nice session beer--you can sit all night having them with your friends (at the right bar...). Not filling--the only thing super dark is the color.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2007 20:25:16 | More by AnalogReigns
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer pours clear black with a nice one finger head that fades to a nice full ring and a cap in the center with delicate lacing. Very attractive!

The aroma comes across to me as straightforwardly caramel malty and some fruity notes like raisins and some light floral hops. Gorgeous!

The beer tastes pretty much the same. It starts off lightly caramel malty sweet and stays that way through the sip with some very mild raisin or prune notes along for the ride and finally it finishes with only the tiniest of hop bitterness, dryness and black pepperiness. LOL It's well balanced. A little roastiness comes through just as you are about to take another sip. WOW!

The mouthfeel is creamy and smoothly sweet with light body and moderate to light carbonation making this beer very easy to drink! It has a slightly dry finish.

Overall, I am going to have to concur with the BA guys and conclude that this is world class. It was a pleasure to drink and I really can't find any fault with it at all! It's light enough that the sweetness is not annoying and it serves to balance it also. 5 out of 5! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:09:01 | More by WissBrauSean
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sporkeh

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Very dark except for a amber red color surrounding the edges

S - Smells clean, slight coffee/roasted

T - Roasted malt, with a slight hops taste in the end

M - Doesn't overwhelm your mouth

D - i could drink this almost anytime

Much better then i was expecting

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 21:04:21 | More by sporkeh
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javlin624

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

12-19-2013 06:27:31 | More by javlin624
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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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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-08-2013 04:28:58 | More by DKHNOVA
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eddsan

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

10-11-2013 22:33:34 | More by eddsan
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-20-2012 23:50:18 | More by jhillwastaken
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kaunshelly

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

12-20-2011 19:22:48 | More by kaunshelly
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-31-2013 02:15:54 | More by rtrasr
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Gtotango

California

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-14-2012 21:33:01 | More by Gtotango
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-01-2013 02:19:28 | More by ZachKelly
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-28-2014 01:54:23 | More by MacStinson
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MiamiBeerFan

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-09-2014 18:39:49 | More by MiamiBeerFan
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phishbone23

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-23-2013 19:49:05 | More by phishbone23
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texantiff

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-12-2012 00:43:19 | More by texantiff
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

05-11-2013 02:56:40 | More by JarMills
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,368 ratings.