Product - Bitburger Kostritzer
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Self-Defined Style: 
Strength (ABV): 
4.8% ABV

Subtle malt flavor and low hop bitterness, delightfully crisp and remarkably smooth in light of its dark color.

Best With: 
Great beer for grilled steak, burgers, Mexican mole sauces, Cajun blackened chick and chops, paella, jambalaya, ham and dark breads.
4/6pk/12 oz. Bottles
European 50 Liter - 13.2 Gal.
European 30 Liter
Keg Connection: 
German Slider


ewaloski's picture

Very smooth, coffee and chocolate flavors, no bitterness, creamy head, deep brown color

My Favorite

jdbecker21's picture

This is my absolute favorite beer in the world, and I have tried a lot of beer. It has a very roasted malts taste.

Kostritzer Schwarzbier Tasting Notes

somper's picture

Appearance: Bottle pour, a dark brown color with a medium beige head.

Aroma: Heavy malt aroma, both sweet and burnt. Some hints of caramel and maple syrup.

Flavor: Very malty with sweet notes of caramel, some smoky character, mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light in body - a bit surprising given its appearance. Well carbonated and crisp. Lasting impression of lightly roasted malts.

Overall Impression: Overall pretty solid. A great session beer due in part to the low ABV. Certainly a cold-weather beer for me.

Comments: I would drink this again. The Schwarzbier is a nice combination of lager crispness with some characteristics of a robust porter.