Köstritzer Schwarzbier / Kostritzer Schwarzbier

Köstritzer Schwarzbier / Kostritzer Schwarzbier

Rated 3.692 by BeerPals

Brewed by Köstritzer SchwarzbierBrauerei

Bad Kostritz, Germany

Style:  Schwarzbier

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

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Malt is the key ingredient in our Köstritzer Schwarzbier. Because the particularly intensive roasting of our brewing barley into fine roasted malt ensures the fine malty taste and the characteristic strong dark colour. The result is a bottom-fermented black beer that impresses with its unique malt aroma and particularly refreshing taste.

ID: 1 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1132
Overall Percentile97.9
Style Rank5 of 337
Style Percentile98.5
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.721
Weighted Score3.692
Standard Deviation0.362

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours out very deep dark brown with a nice brown head. The aroma is of light hops and mild malt. The mouthfeel is right on the verge of being thick. The taste are of roasted malts, mild chocolate and light hops.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap at Faust @ The Dean Hotel in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. One of the best I had in this style. Straight from Germany so that probably explains it. I mean, this is a lot better than Guinness Black Lager. Semi-creamy texture. Dark brown appearance. Flavors of caramel malt and roasted barley, with a very mild hop ending. I'll look out for this next time I am shopping in the imported aisle.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    This brew can be a model for other schwarzbier.Great clean color, nice glass top, very good aromas. Smooth in the taste and finish.All around very nicely done.Would love to have it on draught.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a barely translucent cola brown with a fairly thick light tan head. Aroma has a core of roast malt and hints of caramel and woody hops. Flavor echoes the roast malt with woody and caramel sub-tones, rather tasty and pleasing. Smooth texture has about average thickness and decent fizz. Prost!

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a thick creamy brownish head. Ok lacing. Has a very dark brown/black appearance. Aromas of yeast, roasted malts, breads and resin hops. Also toasty and vanilla scents. Flavours are toasty, roasted malts, toffee, notes of caramel. Hints of vanilla, sweet/dark malts, grainy and molasses. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Slightly oily, creamy mouthfeel and mouthcoating sensation. Lively carbonation. Goes down really smooth. Great beer!

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    So, this is the most famous Scwarzbier in the world. Rather tame for the style I suppose. It pours a solid black with a tight brown head. Roasty aroma and flavor prevails. The flavor does contain some sweet molasses like tones as well. Solid for what it is in my opinion.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Very dark, black almost with brownish foam head, lasting and lacing to glass. Aroma is caramel and coffee, bit weak. Taste is hoppy coffee, sometimes bit watery. Aftertaste is coffee long lasting. (Velp 201207)

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Towering creamy tan head over a dark borwn body. Nice aroma, subdued malt and a suggestion of hops. Flavour was like this as well. Nice enough mouthfeel, not all that robust. This would be an excellent session beer.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    didn't realize i had a 98th percentile brew when i picked this up. just felt like the style, and tonight was in the mood for a light flavorful beer - which descibes this one well. beautiful pour, near black with a khaki pillow on top. nice aroma of roasted malt, with a little nut, coffee, chocolate, and hops. similar flavor with a nice dry finish, and a kiss of smoke. light and refreshing.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a solid dark-brown/black with a thin light-tan head and fairly copious lacing. A nutty aroma of roasted malts, light hops, coffee beans, chocolate, light raisin, light molasses, and mildly spicy. The mouthfeel is smooth, thick, and, rich. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate malt/ovaltine, light hops, coffee, nuttiness, light raisin, bitterness, and spiciness. Excellent! ... very flavorful and refreshing..

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