Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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Reviews by Libationguy:
3.96/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light straw color with some gold hues. White fluffy head with moderate retention.
An interest mix of aromas. Some light fruity notes mixed with gentle citrus and then deep base notes of wet mineral and sulphur. Pushing up from underneath are notes of cat pee and flint. While it might be an odd combination, it certainly wasn't boring.
A gentle bitterness is balanced nicely with the malt. While the front end shows more of the mineral, while the finish brings back the fruitiness that lingers for a bit. A light hoppyness holds it all together.
Mildly creamy on the palate with just a touch of wateriness at the edges.
A very interesting beer that has you putting your nose in the glass several times. Things were evolving, showing new facets, and developing all the way to the bottom of the glass.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2013 06:17:53 | More by Libationguy
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3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a half liter (17 ounce) Euro-brown bottle into a shaker pint glass. The neck label pronounces the contents "ALE". A moderate pour brings forth about an inch of bubbly, foamy, golden-white head that recedes quickly, leaving a thin, receding sheen of foam. The color is a pale, ruddy-tinged golden with a splash of green. Moderate carbonation.
Lightly fruity on the nose and palate, with hints of melon and citrus and a good backbone of noble hop bitterness (subtly floral). The malt is lightly caramelly, but with a dry finish and a cleansing, light bitterness. Slight hints of spice and vanilla creep in as it warms.
This was my introduction to this style, and I have to say I rather like it. I would say this particular beer is very smooth, light bodied, and refreshing, like a good lager beer, but with enough yeasty and hoppy complexity to keep it interesting. A good choice for hot weather when you want some flavor too. Well worth the sampling at 4-something for a pint-plus bottle. Keep it up Hennessey Grocery!
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 05:14:51 | More by archyquaffer
Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
87 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.