Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,895 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:
1,895
Reviews:
837
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
119
Gots:
289
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt notes, as well as some grain. The flavor is nice, with some lightly roasted malts and cocoa notes. There is also some sweetness from the malt, as well as some grass and earth notes from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jbertsch
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Louski
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of hubster712
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Kremlock
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a nice thick head. Head as a slight brown colour to it (Irish cream). Head keeps and there is a good lacing on the glass as you drink. Colour is dark ruby / dark plum.

S: Hints of coffee, low plum, low liquorish (sweet liquorish or North American liquorish),none to low molasses but in a pleasant way.

T: None to low bread, pumpernickel, dark toffee, short metallic taste (very short), bitterness follows and then some roastiness.

M: Well carbonated, silky smooth in the mouth, makes you want to take an other sip. Oddly refreshing for a dark lager.

O: I've now had this beer about 6 times and every time I do I enjoy it more. It's is very well balance for a dark lager, everything is smooth.

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Photo of JasonSiedman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Kopfmeister60
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dcbdc1
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of wendylg
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of XmAjOX
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of WynnO
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of fitz284
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of T100Mark
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Almost black (dark amber around the edge of the glass). One finger head that dissipates quickly. Slight lacing on the inside of the glass. A Nice looking beer.

Smell - Black liquorice.

Taste - Again, black liquorice. Toast. Slightly sweet. Slightly bitter.

Mouth - Light. Pleasant.

Overall - A very nice lager. Sweet yet balanced. Very drinkable (don't be intimidated by the color).

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Photo of Liquoric3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of CesarG
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of horshack7
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very dark nice and opaque. On top is a beige head only finger thick.

Aroma: Lots of roasted dark malts with notes of dark fruits. Pumpernickel, faint plum, black licorice in the tail end.

Taste: A crisp mouthfeel to start. Dark fruits, plum, black licorice, malts and hops are roasted rather dark. Rye, light spice, light notes of grape and a dry but crisp finish.

Notes: Dam tasty such a remarkable and traditional German style a very find and I will pick this one up again. Cheers.

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Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MadScientist
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown beer with garnet highlights and excellent clarity. The rocky light tan head doesn't persist but never goes away entirely and settles to a thin ring after a minute.

S: A light malt and very light hop aroma otherwise pretty clean with no DMS, no fruity esters and no diacetyl.

T: A light roast malt flavor ahead of a balanced malt sweetness and hop bitterness. No discernible hop flavor. The finish is dry with a light roast flavor in the aftertaste.

M: Moderately-light bodied with a moderate carbonation. There is a little creaminess as well.

O: This beer is dry, crisp and refreshing like a pilsner with the hop flavor traded for a dry roast flavor and a touch more malt.

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Photo of beerpadawan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of SFC21
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,895 ratings.
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