Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

very good
1,901 Ratings
Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbier

Brewed by:
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 10-17-2001

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Photo of korguy123
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Deep rich dark brown that is as close to brown without being black. Two finger light tan head. Lacing is slightly spotty.

S- Slight grain, there is a light chocolate and coffee. I'm getting an odd medicinal smell I can't seem to put my finger on.

T- Subtle coffee and cereal. The medicinal smell transfers over and presents itself in the form of smoke and juice (grape comes to mind)

M- Light bodied, good carbonation.

O- Definitely new style to me. The medicinal aspects to this are a little odd in my books.

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Photo of quantumcipher
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep brown color with a nice looking thick tan head on top. The lacing was decent and the retention wasn't bad either. The smell of the beer had some earthy roasted aromas with some lager yeast aromas in there too. The taste of the beer had some light chocolate notes along with a traditional lager flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel isn't too heavy or anything, the carbonation is pretty good, it's very drinkable. Overall this beer was prettygood, I would probably drink it again if the mood struck me.

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Photo of industrialswill
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, almost black with a tan head.
Smells like Heineken laced with fruitcake..or visa-versa.
Tastes quite a lot like Heineken with added punch from the heavily cooked malt.
I like it, but it is priced high enough for it to be a "one hit wonder" with me.
It's got a lot of flavor packed into a fairly low ABV package.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jaylew61
5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from brewerburgundy courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2011, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, lager yeast, dark fruit, some coffee and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready flavors of lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy roasted malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of dark fruit, coffee and honey come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of kaunshelly
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,901 ratings.
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