I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Köstritzer Schwarzbier is a black lager from Germany. It's sold in classy looking black, gold and red 500mL bottles and weighs in at 4.8% alcohol. It's a very dark beer--black with ruby highlights. It's topped with a lusty tan head and leaves behind tons of lace. Köstritzer smells of roasted grains. It has a relatively mild initial flavour and a thin body. It's roasty and considerably malty. Given the mild beginning, the aftertaste is surprisingly bitter and robust.
It's a pretty solid schwarzbier, however I'd like a bit bolder flavour at the front end and a bit more body. Still, it's quite refreshing for a dark beer, and a very nice looking pint.