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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Day 250 Drink: Kostritzer Schwarzbier

Kostritzer Brewery traces its back to the 1400s. The brewery was located in the former East Germany, which kept it running, but mired behind the times. After reunification, Bitburger acquired the company and spent money to update the brewhouse.

Kostritzer Schwarzbier pours a dark brown with a slightly red hue. The head is a moderate tan. The aroma has hints of roasted malt with a sweet edge. The flavor is a combination of chocolate, coffee and roasted grains. It has a fairly light body for a dark brew.

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