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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,373 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,373
Reviews: 742
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 62
Gots: 53 | 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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awoldt09


3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-12-2012 02:34:35 | More by awoldt09
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woscar

Guatemala

3/5  rDev -23.5%

09-19-2013 17:25:24 | More by woscar
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hanwong


3/5  rDev -23.5%

08-06-2012 19:13:33 | More by hanwong
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jreitman

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown and only slight transparent with a white head. Despite the inability to see through it, high carbonation was evident on the sides of the glass. Overall I found the beer to be quite watery and the flavor profile pretty, for lack of a better word, blah.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2002 18:44:48 | More by jreitman
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.5%

05-10-2012 15:32:16 | More by mrskunk
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leitmotif

Romania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-13-2014 20:27:50 | More by leitmotif
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-29-2013 08:46:51 | More by KillaB
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Ironthumb

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-16-2011 13:56:25 | More by Ironthumb
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Jonny41

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.5%

05-27-2014 22:22:34 | More by Jonny41
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dcbike

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

10-26-2012 02:53:30 | More by dcbike
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Nunya

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-17-2013 23:08:18 | More by Nunya
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-20-2013 18:46:29 | More by DrumKid003
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-26-2012 02:28:04 | More by JellyJacket
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-24-2012 03:17:51 | More by StoicBeast
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -23.5%

05-23-2013 13:15:28 | More by kvnstfrd
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Piason

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

05-11-2012 09:18:14 | More by Piason
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Dg767


3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-21-2014 21:34:07 | More by Dg767
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Ben4318

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-15-2012 05:02:24 | More by Ben4318
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zbooks

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-28-2011 22:42:06 | More by zbooks
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-22-2014 02:24:33 | More by tom10101
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Guinness tulip pint. Best before 071911. The body was black/brown of course. The head was off white and very large but settled to a cap.

The smell was cereal. Sugar Smacks even. Tangy.

The taste was roasted light bitterness. Faint metallic tinge. Some brief nuttiness - walnuts.

The mouthfeel was smooth and somewhat thin.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 22:30:40 | More by Cresant
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CRichardsMN

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Dark brown (almost black) with red highlights and a dirty brown small bubble head that leaves small spots down the glass.

Smell:
Smells like a lager with a little extra roasted malt and grass.

Taste:
Tastes like a lager with some roasted malt, grass and caramel tossed in. Nothing terribly special but definitely better than a typical lager offering.

Mouthfeel:
Completely foams up and fills the mouth, actually kind of weird. Finishes clean and slightly dry.

Drinkability:
Light, clean and has some interesting flavors that can keep these coming. Still, not a huge beer to talk about, but decent.

Comment:
Got as a freebie from my uncle who dislikes those "fancy beers." He might have liked this one...

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2009 02:15:46 | More by CRichardsMN
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Vancer

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Wimpy lil’ brew, meet all the style requirements – just weak in all categories.

The 500ml bottle poured thin and black, nice tan head that quickly dissipated. Did leave some ring laces.
Malty aromas – earthy and spice undertones.
Malty, but feeble, backbone on top of an earthy leather – just on the thin side. Mouth was also dry and a thin fizz.
Not a bad brew, wouldn’t turn one down, but won’t seek out either.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2006 12:49:51 | More by Vancer
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In June 1993 I was a guest of Bitburger brewery and asked to taste a 'new' beer they were test brewing with friends from Bad Köstritz ( I was told). My report mentioned burnt caramel, mushrooms, no aroma and very little depth of taste: it hasn't changed much in the intervening years!

This review is from a half-litre bottle (best before 27 Mar 2013) poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard on 2 Nov 2012.

Black body, creamy head: looks good to be fair.

The nose is a weak blend of slightly burnt maltiness and smoked mushrooms from an open fire (at least the sickly caramel flavour has gone).

The taste was also malty but not really flavoursome or rich: must remember it's a lager based brew though.

This beer just doesn't do it for me: there are a lot of better Schwarzbiers out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 14:14:00 | More by BlackHaddock
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Jordan

California

3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slight burnt malt and caramel flavor. Had to deduct points for it has a slight metallic ring on my palate. (this is a no-no) Sweet on the nose. A mellow and enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2001 23:55:49 | More by Jordan
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,373 ratings.