Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Köstritzer Schwarzbier

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.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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