Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,887 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:
1,887
Reviews:
834
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
117
Gots:
285
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a fluffy light brown head that leaves behind some lacing. A dark reddish/purple. Smells of dark malts, molasses, not overly complex but well put together. The taste has a strong malt profile with some chocolate and molasses notes followed by a long dry finish. The only black beer I have had so far and I cant wait to try another.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

usually try to pick up a random German single whenever I'm at Grapes & Hops in Fayetteville...sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. Never been blown away but I am usually satisfied, and this one brings the latter.

a: Pours a respectable khaki head that chunks up around the edges and lingers. Great retention. The beer is a deep stain brown in color. Some lacing.

s: A standard good schwarz. Aroma is a majority of clean pilsner malts with a strong back note of roasted barley. Good noble hop presence.

m: Smooth carbonation borders on medium-high, with a creamy medium body.

t: Love a flavorful dark lager. This one comes close. It's at once crisp with an abundance of clean, pale German malts, and at the same time carries clean flavors of roasted/toasted malts. Nice noble hop bite after the swallow, rounding things out very nicely.

d: extremely

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Proteus93
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep, reddish-brown, slow receding off-white - very pale tan head.

S: A light roasted malt aroma... just shy of being smoky/burnt.

T: Sweetish roasted/toasted malts. A dash of smokiness and a very light dark fruit ester towards the finish.

M: Medium-light body. A decent feel with a touch of buttery oiliness towards the finish.

D: I could have done with a touch more body, though going much further could hurt the style. A good meal choice, nonetheless. I'd do it again.

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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%

Photo of SaltyLime
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - very dark brown beer with a light mocha colored head

Smell - chocolate-like

Taste - chocolate, malty up front but not really sweet and almost no hop profile

Mouthfeel - soft sipper, mild carbonation with a light thin finish

Drinkability - good, would definitely recommend and will buy more if I find it again

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of biggred1
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut amber with a reddish brown head of rocky foam that leaves fine lace on the glass. Aromas of fresh bread, toasted grain and honey. Tastes nice, roasty and sweet malt with some dry fruit and very little hop present in the flavor, just enough bittering to balance the mildly chalky smooth finish. Medium light bodied, smooth and crisp. A good session beer for sure.

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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%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of nickynick
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The black color of this beer was good, it lost some however because it had poor head retention, and very little lacing. The smell was of sweet and roasted malts. The taste of this beer was very good. First a wave of dark chocolate, followed by sweet malt. The finish was a the right hint of hop spice. Mouthfeel was ok. Drinkability was good. Went down nice and was not to filling.

Overall I enjoyed this beer a great deal. Interested to try more of this style as well.

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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 1,887 ratings.
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