The Brewski Report Reviews Kostritzer Schwarzbier’s Black Lager
File Date: 5.30.2011
File Name: Did you hear the one about….
The Beer: Kostritzer Schwarzbier
Stats: 4.8% ABV
Brewer: Kostritzer Schwarzbierbraurei
Web Site: www.koestritzer.de/en/marken
State/Country of Origin: Germany
Brewer Info: The Kostritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei (Kostritz Black Beer Brewery) looks back at more than 465 years of brewing tradition. It is one of Germany’s oldest breweries and one of the few breweries that have been producing dark beer without any interruption.
Brewer Brand Hype: Germany’s most popular black beer represents an exceptional beer specialty that is the fruit of a unique combination of the perfect art of brewing and a centuries-old tradition. Brewed according to the German Purity law of 1516, the original is convincing by its light and sparkling character: Barley malts subjected to special processes give it its distinctive, delicate aroma and extraordinary coloration. Well-rounded by a mild hop flavour, it is really a great enjoyment. The production of Kostritzer Schwarzbier is based on the Pilsner style. Its strength is comparable with light beers.
Label: Brewed according to German Purity Law.
The Brewski Review: Did you hear the one about how Obama saved the auto industry and made a nice tidy profit for the American taxpayers in the process. Fiat, an Italian automobile manufacturer, decided to up their stake in the American car manufacturer Chrysler. Great! Or, is it? Since Fiat doesn’t have the $3.5B to pay for it the U.S. Dept. of Energy loaned them the money. Which, I’m sure, will be brushed under the rug and when forgotten about, be forgiven. Classic shell game. Anyone who actually believes the current administration single-handidly saved the auto industry and made money in the process will be a dupe for life. The taxpayers are still on the hook for this boondoggle but now it’s just a slight-of-hand that keeps the liberal believers chanting Obama’s superior powers of leadership. Suckers! Wait, actually, we’re all suckers. Drat!
Drinkability: Would drink it again.
Appearance: Uh, well….black of course.
The Buds: Tasty. Mild flavor beer.
TBR Cap Rating: 4.0 caps out of 5.