General description

Schwarzbier is a beer specialty from thuringia. As early as the 17th century, Brauerei Köstritz brewed this beer, which has been growing in popularity since German unification. A Schwarzbier is, as the name suggests, a dark beer. However, the taste is much lighter than the color suggests. The roasted malts that provide the color are only added briefly during brewing. The slight bitterness of the hops makes for a pleasant drinkable beer.

Strong - Dortmunder beer from Brewery Bierverbond Amsterdam


A dark beer that is nevertheless wonderfully light to drink.

Fragrance associations

Dark fruit, coffee

External characteristics

Very dark red to black


Malt | Munich dark (45%), Pilsner malt (44%), Cara lager (4%), Chocolate malt (4%), Roasted barley (2%), Sourdough (1%)

Hops | Tettnanger

Clearance | Carrageenan

Yeast |W34/70

vol % alcohol | 5


Technical characteristics

Start SG | 1,047

Plato | 11

SVG | 80 m%

IBU |26

Lovibond / EBC | 21 / 50