Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,900 Ratings
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbier
BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 10-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,900
Reviews:
837
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
288
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -74.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of Marraybay
1.46/5  rDev -62.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Presented decently in the glass, but definitely not for me. Managed only about one-half of the pour. Very bitter and astringent, without any counterbalance to it: Harsh.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.01/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This pours a clear, brown like Coke with no head. The aroma has hints of roasted malt, chocolate, and a little smoke. The flavor is balanced between coffee and molasses which fades and honey mixes with coffee in the finish. It's got a thin mouthfeel and may pair well with chocolates as an after dinner drink. Slightly recommended.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
2.25/5  rDev -42%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of gnikola
2.27/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.32/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

it tastes like water. slightest hint of burnt molass. Thats it.

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Photo of CubbyBear511
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Didn't do it for me. Wanted to like it. Just didn't.

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Photo of DodgerLove
2.47/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bulldogg915
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of cclark67789
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of JDV
2.52/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Black pour, with light, creamy tan head that lasted a couple minutes. A dark, roasty malt smell, and as beer warmed, some subtle lagerish yeasty smells. Light bodied beer, with more burnt than roasty malt tastes, and a very quick finish and thin taste. Watery overall, with a slight bit too much carbonation for a darker beer, I thought. At times tasted lightly of biting on foil, and a bit metallic. On the palate it was such that I couldn’t seem to taste this with my whole tongue, but it seemed to only strike flavor sharply on the sides of my tongue. As a result, somewhat bland and not full flavored. Not terrible, but nothing I’d seek out again.

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Photo of corby112
2.52/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: bottle.

Pours a dark brown color with touches of amber at the edges and a thin foamy beige head. Bland aroma and flavor. Malty with a slightly hopped dry finish. Nothing to exciting. I find that a lot of these German styles are watered down and bland.

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Photo of jenbys2001
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a dark, nearly impenetrable amber color and smells exactly like a gingersnap cookie. However, in spite of its dark appearance this beer has a very light, thin taste. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and the beer is quite bitter. However, there really just isn't a lot of flavor to this beer. I couldn't discern much past the bitterness.

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2.63/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A schwarz beer, a dark-skinned beer with very soft flavors, very good dark muesm, little raisin
But especially flat and certainly no honey to taste again
Nice to taste it, not a stayer

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Photo of Bighuge
2.63/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Even though this is a "black beer", the beer isn't black. Rather dark ruby. A full rocky beige head. Some slight caramel tones and milk chocolate on the nose. There's a soapy taste in this beer. It has a light to medium body. I perceive some bitterness, albeit not a pleasurable one. There are some very slight roasted and chocolate tones. Very uniteresting beer. Compared to one of the only other Schwarzbiers I've had, Sprecher Black Bavarian, this beer is not even in the same universe.

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Photo of TerryW
2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a very mild, very gentle beer. You'll need to close your eyes to be able to work on properly smelling and tasting it.

Pours dark cola brown with a moderate caramel coloured head that gives up just a bit of lace.

Pleasant smell of malt, licorice and molasses. However it doesn't taste as interesting as it smells. Very plain, one dimensional. Sweet and malt, some sharpness on the tongue initially, but then just dead flat. Thin, watery mouthfeel.

You need to drink this one warm – slightly below room temperature – to get the most out of it.

Unremarkable, not something I'd go looking for.

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3.88 out of 5 based on 1,900 ratings.
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