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Köstritzer Schwarzbier - Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,406 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 747
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 66
Gots: 65 | 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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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%

A- Very dark, near black color. Head is one finger and tan and lasts pretty well with some lacing sticking to the glass.
S- The aroma is quite mild with some darker malts and some earthyness and coffee.
T- Fairly mild up front with some dark bread and a hint of smokeyness. The finish has just a bit of ground coffee.
M- light-medium in the body. Carbonation is light. It's very smooth and easy drinking.
O- This is a tasty schwarz and a beer that would be good for an evening of beer drinking.

01-28-2012 21:23:33 | More by jsprain1
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%

Best before 7/21/12.

Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt and some dark fruits (especially grapes). Taste is of dark malt, grape-like fruits, and some mild roast flavors. A fleeting shot of bitterness after each sip. This beer has a medium body with a lower level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good schwarzbier that is easy drinking.

01-28-2012 06:28:01 | More by UCLABrewN84
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stevoj

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-27-2012 21:10:59 | More by stevoj
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phaedrusovchaos

Romania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2012 09:24:18 | More by phaedrusovchaos
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scott451

Ontario (Canada)

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
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-23-2012 01:05:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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spacemanvt

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2012 20:53:47 | More by spacemanvt
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attometer00

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-22-2012 15:12:00 | More by attometer00
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-20-2012 23:50:18 | More by jhillwastaken
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mattgoldey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

01-19-2012 14:13:56 | More by mattgoldey
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doctorknockers

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-19-2012 06:07:59 | More by doctorknockers
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

01-19-2012 05:32:33 | More by schopenhauerale
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

01-19-2012 02:38:57 | More by ThinkAgain
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dunit697

California

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
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stuckintraffic2

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-17-2012 03:59:53 | More by stuckintraffic2
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LGF

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2012 03:35:13 | More by LGF
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BrewCityJeff

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2012 02:32:28 | More by BrewCityJeff
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Ben4318

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-15-2012 04:42:57 | More by JKForbes
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-14-2012 16:02:07 | More by kevgod
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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
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ineedafirkin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2012 18:20:45 | More by ineedafirkin
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IPA35

Netherlands

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
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dstueber

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

01-09-2012 10:40:25 | More by dstueber
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JoeCarr

California

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 05:52:28 | More by JoeCarr
Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.