Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown color, almost black, but has a very deep reddish hue which could be seen when held up to the light. It was served with a one finger off white head that faded relatively fast to give only a small amount of lacing.
Smell – The aromas are light and are of a little bit of roasted malt, light chocolate and some breadiness.
Taste – There is a toasty malt flavor that is the base of the beer. In the beginning it starts out a little bit sweeter with the notes of chocolate detected in the nose present. At the start there is a lighter caramel flavor that is in the taste as well. As it advances a little nuttiness comes into the taste and bitters and dries it just a bit.
Mouthfeel – A medium to slightly above medium body with a medium level of carbonation. For only a 4.8% abv it is a bit creamier then I would have originally expected. The higher thickness well suited some of the more roasty and malty flavors and was quite well done.
Overall – Easy drinking with some good flavors. This would be a good session beer on a cooler spring or autumn day.
05-02-2012 23:18:17 | More by Darkmagus82
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from a 5L mini Keg to a Pint glass, (I put can as serving type)
A- Pours almost pitch black. Some light gets through the sides and produces a ruby blood red. A large tan head with good retention and lacing on the sides.
S- Lots of burnt notes, some chocolate and roasted gran. A pleasant smelling brew.
T- A rather light taste for a dark beer but its full flavored. A good mix of toasted malts and grain, Chocolate notes, and a little caramel, A light refreshing bitterness.
M- This beer is incredibly silky smooth. It has a light flavor but the beer has a smooth feel which helps make up for it. High carbonation at first from the tap but the container will last a while after its opened.
O- A good dark german lager that I enjoyed with a few friends, I definitely recommend getting one of these if you can but make sure to plan on drinking it all because it will go flat and be a waste.
04-19-2012 23:26:53 | More by TwelveOunces
British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
Love when a brewer totally nails a style and I must say that this is the best Schwarzbier I have had yet. The burnt malt notes are surrounded with a luscious mouthfeel that I have not found in most black beers. The beer is so well balanced that you want another as soon as finish the first.
04-06-2012 00:05:25 | More by canucklehead
3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
Poured Dark brown, almost black. Head dissipated very quickly.
Smelled Malty, hints of coffee, chocolate, and carmel.
Tasted exactly how it smelled.
Somewhat watered down, low carbonation.
Its a nice lager but I've had a Stout with a very similar taste that seemed to be a notch above.
03-27-2012 22:04:39 | More by Jonmoore89
4.28/5 rDev +9.2%
Had on tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt
The color is the perfect black coffee color, with a fluffy beige head on top. The head fizzes away to a thin film with even lacing around the inside of my glass.
The smell is faint and caramel like with hints of a wet barnyard in the background. The smell is least impressive part of this beer to me.
My first sip is surprising. This beer has clean crisp lager characteristics. I was expecting a more sweet caramel dull flavor. This was refreshing with an addition of deep chocolate caramel flavors. This definitely could be a carbonated chocolate milk drink if you close your eyes. A fun beer to drink!
03-20-2012 20:55:16 | More by Demitra
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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