Schwarzbier – Kostritzer (Germany)

Schwarzbier – Kostritzer, 4.8% ABV – 500ml, (Germany)

“Lager for tasting refermented in the bottle. Delicately flavoured with juniper berries. A genuine recipe from the Middle Ages.”

  • My Rating: C+
  • Why I it’s okay it: alright when chilled, but thin
  • Where I got it: BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $3, Spring 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

Tasting notes: pours coffee brown, small micro CO2 head. Medium malts on the nose. Tastes of dark malts, thin viscosity, fizzy mouth feel, light roasted coffee/caramel. Long lingering medium bitter finish. Low-medium complexity, light medium depth, good transitions, okay carry, good drinkability. Drinks well if chilled, not terribly exciting.