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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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1,505 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 759
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 67
Gots: 89 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co. visit their website

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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Photo of MrMegaton09
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Original Bottle

Appearance: Dark Lager with very low transparency. Minimal Lacing.

Smell: Maltly aroma, notes of chocolate/toffee, hop aroma non apparent.

Taste: Very good flavor and extremely balanced. As with aroma notes of chocolate and toffee come aparent. Slight to no hop bitterness. This may very well be one of the most balanced and cleanest finishing brews I have had yet.

Overall: A very good choice no matter your particular preferences. A very drinkable beer with a great rich flavor. A special thanks to my friend who gifted me this bottle.

MrMegaton09, May 23, 2012
Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Beermazter310, May 19, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

theminutemen, May 18, 2012
Photo of zinkosaurus
4/5  rDev +2%

zinkosaurus, May 17, 2012
Photo of rednuht
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

rednuht, May 14, 2012
Photo of gutbuster
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

gutbuster, May 13, 2012
Photo of wrath98
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

wrath98, May 12, 2012
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

IrishGermanAmerican, May 12, 2012
Photo of Piason
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Piason, May 11, 2012
Photo of BierStein711
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap, four finger coca-cola head

Black as night

Healthy carbonation

Taste: Malty, chocolate , booze, and a tad bit of hop at the finish.

S: Lager yeast

M: perfect

Overall, this is the perfect beer for a business function. This is a beer that says "I mean business." It delivers no frills drinking pleasure!

BierStein711, May 10, 2012
Photo of mrskunk
3/5  rDev -23.5%

mrskunk, May 10, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is also rather mild, roasted malts, just a touch of chocolate. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, I felt it was a little lacking for this style.

tone77, May 08, 2012
Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev +2%

Duff27, May 06, 2012
Photo of Wyatt_Smoot
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Wyatt_Smoot, May 06, 2012
Photo of kornkid8600
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

kornkid8600, May 06, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Darkmagus82, May 03, 2012
Photo of BobRedman
4/5  rDev +2%

BobRedman, Apr 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

moneyfunnel, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

djrn2, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

rale, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Ozurr
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Ozurr, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

TwelveOunces, Apr 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Blumstein, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

mikerems, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.