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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,564 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,564
Reviews: 770
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 75
Gots: 112 | 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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4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Very dark except for a amber red color surrounding the edges

S - Smells clean, slight coffee/roasted

T - Roasted malt, with a slight hops taste in the end

M - Doesn't overwhelm your mouth

D - i could drink this almost anytime

Much better then i was expecting

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4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

050712 dated.
poured in chimay goblet.
black beer one finger mocha head.
alcohol dark fruits in the nose. dates raisins. sweetness. roasty qualities.

tasty bitterness mixed with roasty sweetness with a sweet savory finish.
smoky chewy beer. very yummy. flavor goes on and on long after sip.
gamey, roast bbq meat. very flavorful beer.

love this beer.

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4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When it comes to German Schwarzbier, Koestritzer sets the standard. The color is a deep black, with a dark brown, thick head. The body is lighter than the color would suggest, with light caramel and smokey flavors, well balanced by just the right amount of hop bitterness.

This is often my go-to lager when I'm in the mood for something dark.

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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Color: pours dark brown. sits very dark brown, almost black.

Smell: very full but very clean malt profile. rich melanoidins with just a hint of very light roast and caramel. low, spicy noble hop aroma. there is an impression of dark fruit

Taste: flavor is dominated by Munich malt melanoidins followed by a light roast component which isnt burnt or coffee-like. hop flavor and bitterness is low. finish is somewhat dry with a lingering, light, balanced Munich and roasted malt presence with a little more bitterness shining through

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium-light body with medium carbonation

Notes: very smooth, light yet flavorful lager

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4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsener glass. The label has very little info. No abv, no freshness date and no description.

Appearance: It has a dark reddish black body with deep crimson highlights. Over this stands a tall tan head which hangs on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass.


Smell: There is a dark roasted malt character with toasted and caramel notes in the nose.

Taste/Palate: The medium body has tasty toasty malt notes with hints of chocolate and caramel sweetness. In the finish the caramel like sweetness runs into a mildly spicy and leafy herbal hop flavor with moderate bitterness. I also pick up the slightest hint of minerals. This fades quickly and cleanly.

Notes: Over all this is a very well made and enjoyable beer. One of the best Schwarzbiers I have tried.

Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,564 ratings.