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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,374 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 743
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 62
Gots: 54 | 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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jera1350

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-19-2014 02:38:52 | More by jera1350
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a beautiful dark amber to brown color forming a a big, thin bubbled beige head. Good retention. Forms a lot of small and spotty lacings in the glass

S: Sweet in the nose. Strong notes of caramel, caramel malts, crystal malts, roasted malts. brown bread, earthy yeasts. Flowery hops. A bit metallic end

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of roasted, caramel, caramel malts and crystal malts. Toffee. Very bready and crispy. Notes of grassy and flowery hops in the end. Slightly metallic

M: Medium to low body. Medium carbonation and a delicious brown bread aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Great German Schwarzbiers even for the not big fans of this style, like me

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 21:55:25 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

06-18-2014 20:35:32 | More by Bluegrass49
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djvolz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-16-2014 20:46:50 | More by djvolz
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Mike-Harms

California

4/5  rDev +2%

06-16-2014 08:28:08 | More by Mike-Harms
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whispernmyghost

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-16-2014 00:25:29 | More by whispernmyghost
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cdragos

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-15-2014 03:48:02 | More by cdragos
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-15-2014 01:26:34 | More by leinie13
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-14-2014 23:21:05 | More by ImperatorScab
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-14-2014 21:31:59 | More by BigGold
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BILF

Israel

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-14-2014 15:51:25 | More by BILF
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JakeTheDuck

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2014 11:52:08 | More by JakeTheDuck
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2014 06:18:59 | More by aasher
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a fairly dark black, with a half inch head, and not much lacing.

The smell and taste is fairly similar. A smaller than hoped for amount of roasted malt, some chocolate, a clean lager taste and finish, slight bite from the carbonation, some smokiness, and a piney aftertaste. Other than the pine-like aftertaste, the hops don't really play much of a part here.

Light to medium bodied, slightly watery and weak mouthfeel. Still pretty drinkable.

This one was ok, but not really a world beater. Would like to have tried it a bit fresher as it was probably better.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2014 04:02:48 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

06-12-2014 21:03:57 | More by Jordanmtate
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-09-2014 19:19:05 | More by HoppySeb
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-06-2014 20:21:11 | More by parintele
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NickHalden

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

06-06-2014 05:10:44 | More by NickHalden
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

06-06-2014 02:59:34 | More by uturn
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells especially nice, very bready and sweet, with caramel and dates as well. Pours a nice medium to dark brown, light carbonation and head. Tastes fresh and clean. Not heavy but also not at all weak or flavorless. Just a solid, drinkable beer. Would do well with spicy or salty meat.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 04:44:20 | More by VALIS666
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-03-2014 20:56:34 | More by djgustafson
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Duwey

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-02-2014 02:04:25 | More by Duwey
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +2%

05-31-2014 17:38:54 | More by KevMo84
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jofat

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-28-2014 20:26:51 | More by jofat
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edificio5

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I came across this beer by accident. I was in the Growler and Grill in NY and they had this on tap and in bottles. I purchased some bottles and the beer was well balance, smooth and tasted good. The tap version of the beer was as smooth virtually identical as the bottle version. For me this was just the perfect beer. Amongst the best I have ever tasted. Personally I am into dark beer and not the hoppy type. I hope this helps. Great beer!!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 18:14:27 | More by edificio5
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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