Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Black is the Colour of my True Love's Beer
After my utter disappointment with the much-touted "Clear Beer" Weihenstephaner Kristall Weissbier, I went the other direction for this selection. Köstritzer Schwarzbier is, as the name states, a nihilistically pitch-black brew that's not quite as much like spent motor oil as Ola Dubh, but it's damn close. And frankly, it's even tastier.
The aforementioned Ola Dubh looks like the darkest of all possible stouts, but it's actually an ale. Similarly, Köstritzer Schwarzbier is so dark you can't see through a glass of it, which makes it even darker than Coca-Cola - and looks like a superstout but is actually a lager with a big tan frothy head. Suits me fine.
Köstritzer Schwarzbier used to have the hilariously Aryan slogan "The Black Beer with the Blonde Soul", but someone in the PR department finally must have thought better of that one.
- - JSH