Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
500ml bottle BB 12.08.12. Poured into a glass mug. One finger tan head on a very dark (almost black) ruby. Moderate lacing. The head soon diminished to a thin layer which stuck around.
Mild malty smells. A very smooth taste. Very mild caramel. More complexity in the middle. Minimal hop in the finish. Pretty dry. Basically the malt profile carries it.
Medium light body with a fairly light carbonation. Overall a top shelf dark beer. Smooth and balanced, complex but well melded flavours. Unusually low ABV for such a big flavoured beer makes this eminently Sessionable.
01-26-2012 03:18:27 | More by scott451
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
This bier was fine, I can recognize it as dark and good, but I feel like there is better out there, I felt this one was lacking something personally. The timbre could have been more unique. I also think a bit more OH- could have made this bier taste better.
01-17-2012 17:24:26 | More by dunit697
4/5 rDev +2%
A black beer, obviously, with an off-white head that’s fairly small and dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing remains. The aroma is mostly gentle roastiness with traces of coffee notes and a general dark bready maltiness.
Flavor is good but mild; again the roast and coffee notes are present but are much more subdued than what you might experience in an American take on this style. Mildly sweet, faint caramel, but overall just a basic dark malt flavor.
Medium to thin bodied with lower carbonation on tap than what I’d expect from the bottled version. Somewhat dry finish, extremely easy drinking. Not super exciting but a quality, classic German lager nonetheless.
01-10-2012 14:28:15 | More by tobelerone
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
Another souvenir from Germany. Had lots of this from tap.
Never had it from the bottle though.
A nice looking beer. Very dark brown with a slightly off white head, rocky as it should be.
A mild aroma. Rather malty, bread-like with only a tiny bit of roast. Some hops as well, herbal mainland hops. No American or British hops ofcourse. More like a pilsener hoppyness.
A nice beer, very mild on the palate and very easy to drink but much more exciting than most pilseners (its only alternative on draft at your random German bar). Nice malts, a tiny bit of roast and a bit of noble hops. Simple and great.
Crisp and quite dry.
Quite a thin mouthfeel, not too thin and with good carbonation.
Overal a very good session beer.
If you go to Germany (East) and see this on tap, give it a try. A better alternative than Hasseröder or Bitburger and such.
Almost if not just as good in the bottle.
01-09-2012 18:17:44 | More by IPA35
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
One of my new favorite Styles of Beer. Although hard to find a large variety.
Pours a dark, near black but clear up to a light with a thick head. Smell is a slight toasted malt with noble hops.
Taste is wonderfull. Crisp. Crisp as heck. A bready almost maltiness takes over and melds into a sweet hoppy finish with a lingering pepper and slight molases. But think at all, but i'd say a medium/light body with a wondeful german maltiness to it.
A fantastic beer that should be tried.
01-07-2012 23:37:54 | More by jbonapar
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
Dark brown with a little light sneaking through. Tan head reduces to about a centimeter and stays there.
Some really nice roasted malt balanced with crisp German hops. A woodsy earthy feel to this nose.
Really great tasting beer. I'm no brewer, but I'd imagine it'd be pretty tough to balance a lot of dark roasty malt and keep that light and refreshing. It's like a little bite of pumpernickel bread that's quickly braced by some mild hops.
The mouthfeel is the best part of this style and the Kostritzer is on the nose. Easy drinking and probably not quite medium bodied, it's something that could be enjoyed in the Spring or Winter.
01-07-2012 23:15:27 | More by NStLincoln
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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