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Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf

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BA SCORE
86
very good

564 Reviews
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Reviews: 564
Hads: 1,104
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 74
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-15-2001

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Reviews: 564 | Hads: 1,104
Photo of Beermanic
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very light straw colour with a very nice white as snow head.

S:Classic sweet pilsner aroma, but a touch of hop is noticeable. May be shipping/mishandled

T: The flavor more bready than sweet pilsner flavor. Has a clean dry, crisp finish.

M: Nice higher carbonation, with a dryish lager finish.

O: My second favorite Kolsch in America, more easy to find, and much cheaper. (379 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours a clear, bright golden color. Poured this one into a Kolsch style glass so the head is thick. Mild aroma but extremely on point. A bit of honey and sweet cereal. A nearly lager yeast. Pale malt. Very mild hop presence that almost isn't there. Flavor is soft and delicious. Pale breadiness, sweet grain, a light floral and earthy flavor. A bready, semi-dry finish. Light bodied. Awesome on a 95 degree day. Really becoming a fan of this style. More. This one tastes timeless. (488 characters)

Photo of SABERG
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - super clear, light straw colored, gentle carbonation fed a thin cap.
S - Light toast, herbal grass notes, hint of citrus.
T - A citrus lead, a wonderfully light biscuit, and fine hint of lemon.
F - Delicate, and fun. Quite lofty in its feel. Carbonation is delightful.
O - Near perfect on this summer day, a hard style to hide any imperfection. Delightful. (408 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: subtle malt and fruit esters, pils malt, fruits are like pear or other light fruit. Appearance: Pale gold, 2” fluffy head dissipates slowly leaving cathedral window lacing clinging to the glass as you drink it. Flavor: Balance of pils malt, subtle fruit esters, hops, nothing is overpowering or over stated, soft round palate is key, malt is well attenuated, fruity sweetness is very subtle, medium low bitterness lingers into the finish and after taste with the malt, delicately dry, nothing harsh, low noble hop flavor. Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium light body, clean, crisp. Overall: everything is subtle but very well balanced, drinkable and well put together. (681 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: yellow straw, crystal clear, bubbles stream; finger of head slimmed to a fuzzy cap in my stange

S: clean, fresh grain aromas complemented by fruitier accents, almost wine-like suggestions of grape

T: the fruits and grains meld and impress me again with something wine-like in the presentation; hops are delicate and allow the malts to breath

F: light and smooth, medium carbonation, some faint vinegar on the finish, slightly tart and dry

O: a nice brew, expectedly representative of the style. Worth a try. (514 characters)

Photo of drmeto
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear golden with a medium,frothy ,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-bready,floral,parfumy,honey,oranges
T:
-honey,lemon,slightly bready,oranges,slightly spicy
F:
-light body,medium carbonation
O:
This is a great Representation of the Style.
Absolutely destroys the Gaffel and Früh Kölsch (309 characters)

Photo of brother_rebus
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The malts shine through almost like hops would. So fresh, toasty, grainey. Almost like chewing on rice-puffed Kashi cereal covered in a watered down simple syrup (in a good way). Perfect carbonation too. So refreshing. Could down twelve of these before breakfast. Yum. (269 characters)

Photo of Cervisaphile
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This Kölsch is a prime / premiere example of the style. It deserves its high BA rating, and compared with two other German examples sampled today, it is head & shoulders above them. Seek this beer out whenever you can! (219 characters)

Photo of Anacross
4.94/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very refreshing and light. Medium carbonation, malty but not too overporwering, just the right amount of hops for the style and no bitter after taste.

A wonderful example of what a great kolsch beer can offer and a great introduction to the style for newbies.

I could just drink this all day long. (299 characters)

Photo of mkh012
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kolschs aren't the most complex so I wasn't expecting too much. This is a solid drinkable beer..good if you're trying to knock a few back on a hot summer day. A pretty good balance of floral hoppiness and bready sweetness. I enjoyed this beer but wouldn't seek it out again. I'd much rather a good hefe if I'm going for drinkable. (330 characters)

Photo of DevAJ
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was incredibly satisfying and easy to drink. I don't even know what else to say about it. I've only had Schlafly's and Reissdorf's Kölsch and while obviously Reissdorf is brewed in Cologne, Schlafly's Kölsch is a recipe straight from Cologne using a German yeast strain. So while I've yet to explore the Kölsch style from other brewers, I have a hard time believing anything can beat these two. (405 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color, half-inch white head that faded to a thin film, minimal lacing. Aromas of light grain, some sour citrus fruityness and bready yeast. The flavor is bready and somewhat sweet up front, but with a nice bitter dry finish. The mouthfeel was thin and lightly carbonated - felt just right. Overall, this is a very good beer, light and highly drinkable - this is nearly the perfect summer afternoon beer. (416 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; medium gold; 1 finger moussy white head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: a little bready, then a big dose of lemon; a hint of sulfur;

T: light malt up front; mid-palate is biscuity; finish is lightly bitter and dry;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; crisp; a little pucker;

O: enjoyable; (329 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I am quite impressed by this brew! A wonderful fruity taste that has a nice hops bite that balances it out just about perfectly. The feel is beyond smooth. It is so refreshing and drinkable, I could swirl it inside my mouth forever. I could have like ten of these on a hot summer day. Too bad I only bought one. Will get again! (327 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml from ? poured into a stange.

A -Clear, gold, bubbly, one finger head.

S - Slightky metallic, bread, and yeast.

T - Hints of banana, bread, bitter finish.

M - Carbonation above average, mellows out slightly as it warms.

O - Interesting kolsch, wondering the age, but other than oft smell, recommended. (319 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reissdorf Kolsch is a great example of a Kolsch. The flavor is perfect and is matched by the color. The beer was poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Can't go wrong with this beer. (187 characters)

Photo of RyanK252
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours light golden straw with a whipped egg white like head that fades to a thin layer and laces lightly.

S: Light malt, a hint of apple, maybe a bit floral.

T: Light cracker malt, a little light hoppiness, maybe pine, a bit floral, a touch of fruitiness, some apple, with a very clean finish.

M: Light body with light to moderate carbonation, very drinkable.

O: Quite refreshing. (420 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Another brew samples whilst brewing with my neighbor.

I love the kolsch style, clean , fresh, crisp.

I like it as a summer beard , when properly served, is a favorite go to beer style after cutting the lawn.

Good beer which shall be repeated. (247 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. Proper glassware.

A- Clear golden-straw yellow body. One finger white head with long retention time, just big enough to be presentable but not too big that I can't start drinking the beer without getting a beerstache. Looks clean and refreshing. Nice retention, intermittent rings of lacing. [4.25]

S- Crisp toasted bread, grainy malt sweetness, mineral flavours, slightly fruity yeast esters, mild earth. [4]

F- Crushable. Grainy malt, toasted bread, a bit of honey, a bit of phenolic fruitiness, minerals. Not superbly complex but tasty and drinkable. [4]

M- Medium bodied, no thinness to be detected. Nice carbonation that brings pep to your palate. Crisp, refreshing and a great beer to drink when it's warm out. [4]

O- One of the best examples of a German Kolsch that I've had. It's been a long time since I drank this- it was the last time I visited Cologne several years back- and this takes me back to sitting in my friend's backyard in a slightly damp German summer with a stange glass filled with this stuff. Good times. [4.25]

Final score: 4.09 (1,106 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear straw gold, smallish head of foam but dang, it won't go away entirely.

Corny, hoppy in a Noble Pils kind of way. Smells like what a desert would smell like if it was a beer.

Lovely grainy corn applied to this Koelsch. The hops have a nice dry and bitter bite to it. Funny that I look at corn as a negative in the macro lagers but here, it works fine.

Light bodied, medium carbonation.

A classic for a reason, me thinks. (438 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

October 13, 2014

16.9 oz bottle; cylindrical glass (not a true Kolsch glass)

A – Light gold, some effervescent bubbles, and incredibly high clarity. A couple fingers of white foam that disappears fairly quickly.

S – Bready, lightly fruity, red apples and green grapes. Slight caramel or toffee tinge. Otherwise, clean, lager-like.

T – Slightly crispy toast and some mild fruity esters, perhaps golden raisins. Very, very minor hop bitterness, slightly earthy, dewy grass.

M – Juicy on the palate, then a crisp, dry finish, all washed away by the medium carbonation. No aftertaste to note.

O – Everything about this beer is mild, and that’s a compliment. Light body, light aroma, light flavor, all in harmony. An excellent session beer, would taste wonderful on the porch after the first mow of the spring. (829 characters)

Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

This is a delightful Kolsch, full of flavor and with a nice clean finish. Appearance-wise it looks like a pilsener but once you place under your nose you immediately realize it's a Kolsch (and a good one in fact). Probably my favorite example of this beer style. (263 characters)

Photo of generallee
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 500 ml bottle into a tall pilsner glass. There appears to be no abv printed on the label.

Appearance: The body is very clear with some visible carbonation and it has a bright golden yellow color. This is topped off with an average white foam head. The fades quickly leaving a wispy thin film layer that sets up at the edge of the glass and makes some lacing.

Smell: As I was pouring I was getting lots of floral and botanical hop notes with just the slightest touch of citrus. This is backed up by light pilsner like maltiness.

Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma but with the light bready/cracker like maltiness up front and the hops finishing up. Overall it’s fairly clean and crisp. It finishes dry and the palate is light and refreshing. (803 characters)

Photo of Wobbly
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

A: Golden, crisp appearing Kolsch, with a nice bloom, which lingers for some time.

S: Malty like most of the style, but with nice herbal undertones.

T: Delicious, refreshing beer. Lovely hop to malt ratio. Some faint notes of vanilla?

M: Typical of style. Smooth, but not unsubstantial.

O: One of my favorite examples of this style, Reissdorf Kolsch is usually a very good value. I am usually able to find it for $3 to $4 for a 500ml bottle. (445 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow under a one-inch thick pillowy white head which fades to a thin cap and rim leaving semi-rings and spots of lace.

N: Yeast, slight farmhouse, lemony citrus, bready malt is faint and not sweet.

T: Slightly metallic, crisp, yeasty with clean malts, faintly fruity.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Finishes dry and yeasty.

O: Clean and crisp and refreshingly simple. (417 characters)

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Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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