Köstritzer Schwarzbier | Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei GmbH & Co.

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,901 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:
1,901
Reviews:
837
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
289
For Trade:
1
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Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color almost black once in the glass. Thin fizzy partial head dissipates all too quickly leaving just some spotty tan slicks.

Aroma is mild, touch of roasted malts - almost nutty. Some mild earthy hops are also noted.

Taste is very clean - lightly roasted malts, a general nuttiness, some earthy hops a touch of dark bread. A touch of bitterness on the finish - but not much.

Feel is light and clean. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Although its a light easy drinking beer, the flavor makes it drink like a bigger beer than it is.

Overall a classic and fine example of the style. Really nice robust flavorful beer thats easy drinking.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tap at the Blue Heron German restaurant in Coos Bay, Oregon! How cool to be eating German food having an authentic German beer. Definite pumpernickle bread flavors. Good beer.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DioS
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkdchampxi
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clean black lager with a full creamy head - nearly two full inches high! Aroma and taste were both very clean.

I would have preferred more malt sweetness. Hops lend a touch of sour and acidity to the finish. Very slight roast character. Less than the color would suggest

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Photo of windowside
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SGR1220
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled
Pours a jet black body with big foaming tobacco stained head that retreats but keeps the surface covered
Fairly flat charcoal aroma
Nice creamy charred flavour
Not huge but good

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Photo of DallasK
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chiefmanynames
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hephaestos
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle of this beer and tried it after a week in the fridge. Interesting enough, I had to smell this beer about 4 or 5 times to pick up on a scent, but it was like coffee with creamer when I found it. Taste was more bitter than expected, with coffee, roasted nuts, malt and hops. Taste while a little bitter, was smooth and pleasant-- very consistent thru the whole mouthful, feel was not over carbonated, nor was dry at all. Overall, refreshing with a slight aftertaste.

This is the first time I have seen this beer in my area, and was a good example of a Schwarzbier. I would buy (or drink) this again for sure.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barnzy78
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, appears to have both a best by (2017.07.07) and canning date (2016.07.07)
A - dark near black body with ruby edges and a creamy tan head
S - roasted malt, creamed coffee, baker's chocolate
T - big roasty flavors, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, black tea, faint caramel and nut, yeast, earthy hops
M - thinner body, yet exceptionally creamy, finishes dry and astringent beckoning another sip for exquisite easy drinking
O - I always love this beer. I had this early on when beer drinking and tasting sparked my interest. It's always great to come back to! A must try!

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Photo of TeachChefs
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alupin
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of americancontrarian
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nbaker290
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Weizen glass. Pours a black-dark brown color, with a small tan-brown head which settles to a film and leaves a little lacing as the beer is drank.
Smell: smells of tastes malt and a little nutty. A hint of hop but not overwhelming.
Taste: tastes pretty good, a sweet bread-like maltiness, followed by a mild bitter taste of hops. Very drinkable, but feels like it is missing something.
Feel: medium-light body. Average carbonation. Again, very drinkable Black Lager.
Overall, this beer is pretty good; it's very drinkable. I believe it is the benchmark for this style
of beer. I will buy this again.

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