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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,566 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,566
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 78
Gots: 113 | 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 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;

Photo of rgirl
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

Photo of MisledTitan
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

Photo of Topher21
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jariot
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Bryanweppner-123
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of walkaboutjack
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

very approachable and drinkable Schwarzbier. Malts and molasses, some coffee, but finishes clean with little lingering flavors. With low abv, can see myself drinking quite a few of these.

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cryptichead
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mrjez
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of thibaulb
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,566 ratings.