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Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

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Köstritzer SchwarzbierKöstritzer Schwarzbier
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3.91/5
Very Good
1,938 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:
#6,572
Reviews:
844
Ratings:
1,938
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
4.22
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.37/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.07/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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

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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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4.96/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a world classic and one super tasty beer. It pours very dark black with a chocolate-milk-hued head of insane retention. The aroma is sweet and malty with some hints of amaretto. The taste is very well balanced and much more intense than any other paler lager but at the same time very drinkable.

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3.06/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice black color with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some nice slightly foamy lacing sliding right down the sides of the glass. The smell had a delicate balance of sweet dark fruits gently rolling into a nice roasty sweet chocolate. The taste was mainly the same thing and it left a watery finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium and showed a nice sessionability about it. The carbonation was extremely smooth and slightly velvety. Overall, well, this was a very nice Schwarzbier to have. I totally recommend.

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3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nice dark, yum

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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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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16oz can into Flute glass. Canned on October 13th 2016.

L: Dark black with ruby edges, nice finger and a half of beige head with very good retention. Good stick to the glass as well.

S: Sweet grainy malt, some caramel, faint char, clean and simple but nicely aromatic.

T: Again sweet grainy malts with good caramel and char presence, leafy hops are very mild. Very tasty.

F: Light, crisp, semi-dry.

O: Haven't had many Schwarzbiers but it is a favorite style of mine and is often overlooked. This is a very good example of one however Perrin Black is still my favorite.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I must admit that I don't like stouts or black beers so much, so naturally I was a little uncertain about this black lager.
I was glad that I relied on the reviews on Beeradvocate because this beer proved to be better than any of the rest of the kind I have ever tried.
Pours pitch black into the glass but is still different from a black stout. Looks as if it was extremely dark brown though. The smell is not that much noticeable until you start drinking it and what is surprising that it has a very smooth, light and easy-to-drink taste. Having said so, it is far from the watery lightness of a stout, this has no burnt, roasted malty flavor, it is richer than that but yet subtle in its taste.
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2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
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
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Köstritzer Schwarzbier from Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,938 ratings
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