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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbier

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,553 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 73
Gots: 108 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co. visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: pezoids on 10-17-2001

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a lighter body schwarzbier with a nice bitterness. pours is like a nice german lager with a off chocolate head. nose of mild straw and apple and maltose. very lightly roasted. palate is bright. crisp on the tongue with a carbonation that constricts a bit and a bitterness of hop that sits nicely with the hops. good but i expected bit more chocolate and 'dark qualities'.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black into a dimpled mug. Small, one finger beige head that reduced to a thin film on the beer. Not much lacing.

Aroma is quite malty more than anything else. Hints of coffee and bitter chocolate come through.

Similar to the aroma the taste is driven by the malt profile. Some sweet chocolate and coffee are there with hops in the background. The finish is slightly bitter. Good balance to this brew.

Medium bodied and a pretty soft carbonaton.

Quite drinkable, great for the cold wintertime

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A pretty good beer here with a sweet name.. sounds like a position in soccer. Has the typical jet black with tan head swarzbier appearance which is just beautiful. Tastes medium bodied with a nice touch of caramel in the taste. I thought it could use a little more of this flavor as it was a little mroe bland than others I've had this style but very well balanced overall.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cola brown, light tan head. Nose has light smoke, which is ideal for swarzbiers for me. No need for smoke bombs to appeal to the new generation of beer enthusiasts. Nice balance on the palate with some light roast, malt, light hops, and very drinkable. Incredibly refreshing. Can't wait to experiment with food pairings.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first schwarzbier I have ever reviewed so bear with me. Pours a dark cola brown with a soft tan head. Smells of sweet plum wine over hearty, buttered, tobacco bread. Taste is mellow, lightly roasty, with buttered toast malt, a little cardboard, and some faint sweetness. Finish is roasty and slightly bitter. I think I like this style (so far).

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. with no freshness date - served slightly chilled in a flute. Pours a black that is deep red through the light and it's topped with a 1 inch tan head that leaves nice lacing. Smells earthy with some spicy hops and traces of chocolate, coffee, and soap. Lots of earthy malts with a noticeable hop bitterness and hints of dark fruits, coffee, and smoke. It's kinda tingly with a medium to light body. Not too complicated and easy to drink. The glass held less that 12 ounces and I noticed the second pour was much more flavorful and left sediment at the bottom of the glass - didn't know it was unfiltered, not that I'm complaining.

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Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,553 ratings.