Thursday, June 16, 2016

Köstritzer Schwarzbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20ChadPolenz (1618) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier

AROMA: Dark roasted malt, but sweet iced coffee scent, too. Familiar lager aroma. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Deep ruby red/mahogany; seemingly black. Body is filtered. Small, tan, foam. 2/3

FLAVOR: Lightly sweet dark malts. Mild bitterness in the background. Finishes with some coffee/roasted malt flavor. Aftertaste does not linger. Not very exciting, but not bad. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body, though texture is a bit watery. Neither crisp nor flat. Smooth. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Seems like a pedestrian Schwarzbier; not bad - just far from great. 6/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

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