Köstritzer Pale Ale | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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Köstritzer Pale AleKöstritzer Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
Germany
koestritzer.de

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by clarknova on 04-03-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Wolff's Biergarten in Albany, NY.

This one pours a mostly clear orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like orange, pine, tea, pilsner malt, and grassiness.

This is suprisingly pleasant, I didn't really expect a pale ale from a German brewery to be all that impressive. It's got a nice creamy and pleasantly hoppy flavor, with a kick of citrus- orange and grapefruit, with a big grassiness, and a sturdy malt backbone.

This has a pretty crisp mouthfeel, and a nice foamy creaminess. It's very drinkable.

This was a nice little surprise- very tasty.

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Photo of plaid75
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zmeik
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qrazvan
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomais
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lycop
3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color, very persisting head. Smells quite good, of well balaced citrusy hops and (wheat?) malt. Taste is a slight disappointment in comparison, too much sweet malt and not enough hops aroma, though the bitterness is quite pronounced and lasts (too) long. Still one of the few decent Pale Ales from larger German breweries.

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Photo of CPAles
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From Corte Ingles, 75 anniversary feria. In Bavaria glass. Reading CSHTP6 Ch7 & Playing South Park Stick of Truth. Good nose that promises more than the taste gives, but still fine. Some fruitiness from its hops and a subtle tartness

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Photo of Simon_of_Berlin
4.72/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic flavor explosion on the tip of the tongue. First taste of grapefruit and pink grapefruit with a typical pale ale finish.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of windowside
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange color with beige head. Aroma has some fresh, floral hops along with some sweet malts and honey. Taste starts quite balanced with the malt being a bit more accentuated but in the middle some weird off-taste appears. It's somehow bitter and medicinal, like an aspirin. It's not that intense but it spoils the overall taste a bit. Body is medium-light and well carbonated. Overall it's a well made pale ale, if it just wouldn't have that weird aspirin note.

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Photo of smcolw
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The pour features a reddish amber color with a touch of haze. The head, while small, lasts forever. It leaves some substantial spotty lace.

Smooth pale to crystal malt smell. Very attractive without a lot of hop. Creamy with a bit of caramel. A little bit sweet.

The flavor is a nice blend of toasted grains and sweet cream. The hop, althoug subtle, is an important contributor to the overall flavor. The finish is a decent blend of the two competing elements of malt and hop. The malt wins out with a smooth, very creamy finish.

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Photo of johnmccrae
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonb5
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber, slightly hazy, medium tanned head, decent retention, some lacing.

S: Initially there wasn’t much to report, as the beer warmed hints of citrus and farmyard funk came through.

T: Sour dough, rye, apple, some pilsner freshness, notes of charcoal, Maris Otter style malt, there was a lingering bitter finish.

M: Light to medium body, minimal carbonation, pleasant.

O: Really nice mixture of an English style pale ale/Bitter/ESB, German Pilsner and American IPA, big German brewers can make craft style beers worth drinking.

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Photo of drmeto
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

S:
-lemon,orange,grapefruit,mango
T:
-Follows the nose
-medium bitterniss
O:
You won't believe it but this is a damn good IPA by a german macro brewery

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Photo of Julikind
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BJSmit
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Hegenhuber
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +1%

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Köstritzer Pale Ale from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
3.96 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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