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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,442 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,442
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 66
Gots: 72 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Oakenator, Nov 19, 2013
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Carson100, Aug 08, 2012
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nmann08, Aug 06, 2013
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Falcone, Sep 30, 2013
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Dewsby, Jul 08, 2014
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tsgooch79, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jabo134, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

CesarG, Sep 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

rredshift, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark brown and looks like it has crystals in it, which may just be some haze. A fluffy off-white head chunks up a bit before settling to a nice collar.
Aroma is a bit weak. I was expecting more malt, sweets or caramel, but didn't get much of any. Sure, it smelled ok, not bad, but only average.
Malt and caramel are in the taste, but not overpowering. It's a nice balance and the sweetness is clean and doesn't linger long. Malt is easy and sensitive. Had this with some brats and it went very nicely.
Good beer

Mebuzzard, Aug 14, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jibjib513, Feb 12, 2013
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sendbeer, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

kjkinsey, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Near black with near white full head, leaves to disk with lots of lace.

S - Earthy, base malty, nice.

T - Very straight forward malt, gravelly mineral finish, end very clean.

M - Light bodied, good carbonation, good balance.

D - Very drinkable. I enjoyed this one.

9/27/13 Just tried it at the local Oktoberfest on tap. Delicious!

srandycarter, Jun 06, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

beerhorn12, Feb 15, 2013
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heysuz, Sep 14, 2014
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spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

abcdefghijkyle, Nov 27, 2012
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Abe_Froman, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

runlikeakenyan, Mar 18, 2013
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GoGata, Dec 08, 2012
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Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear, deep ruby red to black color with moderate carbonation and a thick, long-lasting tan head. Beautiful. Nose was clean with roasty notes; somewhat cola-like. Light-to-medium body. The lingering roasted malt flavor was what stood out. Well balanced. Had a tiny bit of bitterness very late. Exceptionally lager-like in that it had next to no fruit flavor. Though the roasted malt was significant, it was not overpowering. A bit of creaminess pushed the mouthfeel above average, and the drinkability rivals the all-time greats. I could drink this stuff all day.

Wow. Wonderful beer. The tasty standard-bearer of the schwarzbier style, IMHO.

shererjt, Oct 18, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

rudabegga9, Jan 01, 2014
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,442 ratings.