Köstritzer is one of only a few breweries in the world that has crafted this beer style for more than 450 years. It pours a very dark shade of brown with ruby highlights and a massive, stunningly frothy head. The aroma is a knockout, with rich, caramelized malt sweetness and gentle alcohol presence. Köstritzer’s flavor grabs the tongue with strong caramel sweetness and lightly toasted grains. Hops hum in the background adding quiet pepper flavor and bitterness. This medium-bodied brew has soft carbonation and a dry finish, which allows the slightly roasted malts to stick around well after the last swallow.