Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbier
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3.91/5
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1,952 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

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Added by stirgy on 10-17-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,917
Reviews:
850
Ratings:
1,952
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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124
Gots:
313
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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Dark colour with red tones to the light, medium head with short retention, normal lace.
Aroma of chocolate, red fruits, a bit smokey, malts.
Full body, viscose texture, normal carbonation. Sweet finish.
Taste of chocolate, coffee notes, red fruits, caramel and a bit smokey too.
Good drink.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz can, packaged on 6/24/17, best before 6/24/18.

Very dark brown, almost black, with a big, creamy, light tan head. Patchy lacing on the glass. Roasted malt aroma that had a bit of a soapiness to it, which was kind of odd. It wasn't overpowering though so it didn't detract from the beer. Clean chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Bitter finish that is more the result of the roasted malt than the hops. Medium bodied. A straightforward, easy drinking, dark German Bier.

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Photo of CanadianGinge
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The sum of the parts here put this in league with great, simple, low ABV dry stouts.
a) Stout like pour with thinner, less lasting head but equal masculine body and lace.
s) Too faint since a lager. Sports roasty aromas of coffee, bitter dark chocolate, candied plums, raisins, and roast marshmallows.
t) Again the candy, offering more depth in all the flavor above, but tempered with roast, a bit of char, and a soy/salt/woody counter balance.
f) Light bodied, low carbonation, best at cask temp, touch of creamy, with a roast and fire wood dryness.
o) Recommended for dessert, esp when low ABV and weight is desired.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bobv
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a one inch plus light tan head over a dark brown body with some nice lacing. Nose roasted malt a bit of earthiness, dark bread, and some chocolate. Flavor is very nice, roasty, chocolate, dark bread (pumpernickel.) Nice feel and overall an easy drinking dark beer and refreshing as well. Cheers!

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Photo of RossGregory
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBRLBRB
3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gdobber
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 Pint into a tulip glass.
Look: Black with a 1 finger lacy light brown head.
Smell: Earthy, got a hint of something metallic. Not getting much, some chocolate. Very light
Taste: Malty, alcohol, some chocolate, a bit sweet, No bitter.
Feel: Right in the middle, watery silk. doesn't coat the mouth like a stout but not too watery.

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

Photo of bmaslakov
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pleasantly carbonated and a highly drinkable one. Mouthfeel is of roasted malt and burnt cane sugar with a slightly bitter finish. Will definitely try again if I have a chance.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Red_Zeke
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Classic German black lager from brewery that has been here since 1543.
German Purity Laws. Simple and easy-drinking, nothing heavy: think toasted malts with lingering mouthfeel reflecting simple balances. Perfect with a good sandwich. ABV 4.8%

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Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of animal69
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FZR23
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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Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
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