Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 10-17-2001

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pDev:
12.02%
 
 
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3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

0.5L can that was 14 months old and past drink by date. Hate to review off an old beer, but will update if I get to try a fresher one.

Pours a deep chestnut with ruby highlights and a nice tan head. Smell is sweet dark malts. Taste is of sweet, dark malts with a slight roastiness and very slight earthy hops. Light bodied with a quick finish. Main impression is light flavor of sweet malts that finishes clean. Certainly easy to drink, but I prefer a bit stronger flavor.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My perfect beer as of 2018

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml can
Color is dark, opaque, deep brown with a lovely tan head. Hint of ruby/copper at the bottom of the glass when held to the light.
Aroma is one of clean malt. No particular hop aroma.
Taste is a refreshingly clean, malty, slightly bitter (but more of a roasted malt vs hop bitterness). Has a bit of that Guinness-esque cardboard flavor lingering in the aftertaste.
Mouth feel is just right - not too carbonated and with every sip there's a new ring formed as the head maintains a presence.
Really a tasty beer and for $1 per half litre can these were an absolute bargain. Going to run back to the distributor and grab any others they might have left. I can understand why this would be Germany's No. 1 schwarzbier. Excellent.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark color. Light tasting. Thin flavor. Slight bitter finish.

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3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,005 ratings