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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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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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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Back label says Best Before 07.08.2015.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small bubbly side patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Rich dark roasted malt with a bit of dark chocolate and vanilla sweetness.

T- Nutty, moderately roasty and slightly sweet. Clean lager finish.

M- Kind of thin but is standard for the style. Medium carbonation and a body that leans toward the fuller side.

O- Nice aroma on this, but the rest of the beer is pretty middle-of-the-road. Glad I got to try an authentic version of the style though.

Photo of amalburg
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lurfMalderFulder
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patitifa
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssdarius
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of trippnwo
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maltlikker
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DiUr
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avwrite
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty good import. Nice dark color and strong taste. Definitely has some sweetness with that molasses taste.

Photo of Chappy-88
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Head is a touch more fleeting than expected.

Aroma is nutty and toffee-like, with a touch of diacetyl and light roast malt. Metallic notes surface late.

Flavor is roasty and lightly chocolatey, with an underlying nutty, slightly sweet, toasted malt character throughout. The finish is slightly acrid and dry.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; deep brown - lighter at the edges, but no ruby - just a lighter brown; 1 finger light brown head that receded quickly to a thin collar;

S: molasses with deeply roasted grain; slightly sweet;

T: follows the nose up front; by mid-palate, it's like bittersweet chocolate; that stays through the finish, which is slightly bitter;

M: thin; light to moderate carbonation; if you give it a minute, the finish dries out nicely;

O: I was hoping for a little hop presence; the best by date is 7/15, so it can't be too old; other than that, I thought it was true to the style;

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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samtrillo
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Casp1119
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJSmit
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gelasin
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdw275
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

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