Beer 263/365 – Köstritzer Schwarzbier

köstritzer schwarzbier

Style: Schwarzbier

ABV: 4.8%

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Like a slightly smoked lager. Very tasty.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes this was really good.

Grade: B+

7/29/2010: Schwarzbier as as style is a little bit different. It falls somewhere between a brown ale, and a porter. It is dark in color but usually not heavy in body. Also this is a lager, not an ale like a porter/brown ale. I had this beer sitting around for a few months now, and since its a lager I am sure it would have been even better if I would have drank it fresh.

The aroma of Kostritzer was mildly smokey and very earthy. For this being such a dark beer it is very refreshing, clean caramel malt, earthy, and toasted bread. Oh and a little tiny tiny bit of smoke in the mix. The mouthfeel is light and very well carbonated. This style can sometimes throw you for a loop since the color is so dark you expect the body to be real heavy, but this usually isn’t the case. Very unique beer. If you haven’t tried a schwarzbier, go find this as I think its pretty readily available.

Picture of the day: A quick history of my favorite animated TV show, south park.

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Beer 98/365 – Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse

Style: Hefeweizen

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman OH

What makes this beer different: Not much, but its awesome

Will I be drinking this again: Oh yes, have had many in the past and will have many in the future.

Grade: A

2/14/2010: So I know its Valentine’s Day and I am supposed to be drinking “Two Hearted Ale” or something red, but this beer has been a favorite of mine for years. So why not drink it today? I have a Two Hearted sitting around but I am letting it age a bit.

So I am assuming most people reading this have had a Franzy as it is fairly popular, but if you haven’t you need to try it. My roommate buys about a case per month he loves it so much. Smell and taste are full of lemon and clove, with a tiny banana kick in the background. Overall its a bit sweeter than your typical hefe. Mouthfeel is also a bit thicker than most hefe’s. It is dangerously drinkable. Without a doubt one of my all time favorite session beers. Also a great gateway beer to introduce to that friend of yours that only drinks Miller Lite.

Funny Picture of the day: Oh man is this not the truth. Can women talk or what?.

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