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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,479 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 65
Gots: 86 | 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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Photo of santoslhalper
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: Pours a nice dark brown, with a creamy, well sustained dark beige head.

Smell: The nose consists of smells I'm used to sniffing in a darker style beer, but they're some how much lighter. An odd earthy smell mixes with some chocolate. Odd.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste starts really smooth and rich, and then finishes rather quickly, only leaving a slight hop bitterness lingering. It's quite thirst quenching. The flavors aren't as balanced as they could be, but still it's doing the trick. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied.

Drinkability and Overall: I like Shwarzbiers (the few I've had anyways), and this one wasn't all that impressive. It's good, but it's not as balanced or fulfilling as it could be. I'd have another, but wouldn't buy a bunch. Try Sprecher's Black Bavarian instead.

santoslhalper, Mar 11, 2005
Photo of ChelseaD
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ChelseaD, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of lcarlo
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me a lot of an Irish stout with that smooth mouthfeel And a light thickness. Nothing much present in the flavor or aroma department. Still a decent and drinkable beer. It suffers a bit from the unfortunate looks better than it tastes situation.

lcarlo, May 20, 2011
Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500 ml bottle into a weissbier glass.

A: pours solid black, slight red highlights, with a light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. a "black forest"-like appearance, although from a different part of Germany.

S: sweet malt, liquid bread, slight hint of esters

T: A strong malt backbone is evident, with a toffee-ish maerzen quality underlying the flavor. There is some roastiness that makes its way in at the end, but only a hint. some hop bitterness in the end as well, and finishes clean much like a maerzen.

M: a light and fluffy mouthfeel with about average carbonation.

D: a very interesting beer, drinks a lot like a maerzen but with a hint of roast. somewhat complex for something that is quite sessionable.

joeysmokedporter, Dec 23, 2008
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Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,479 ratings.