Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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Reviews by Weizenmensch:
2.98/5 rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Although two breweries in my town provide their interpretation of the Kölsch style, it's nice to have a real German one once in a while, even if it is exactly eight months past the mindestens haltbar bis date (15.10.06). Also, I'm drinking from a 0,33L bottle, not the halbe Liter bottle pictured above.
A: Clear straw body with a head of very fine bubbles, low-moderate carbonation (also very fine), strong lacing but fairly low head retention. I would have hoped it would hold a head a little bit better.
S: As soon as I started pouring this brew, the strong, distinctive, sweet smell of pear hit me. Pear esters are unusual and pleasing. In the glass, there are aromas of dried apple, slightly grassy-and-skunky Hallertau hops, and possibly date. More fruity than I expected, and quite different from the two locally-brewed Kölsches!
T: This doesn't taste as interesting as it smells. This is clearly a beer that's better consumed fresh - perhaps that's why there's a law in Germany that you can't brew a Kölsch more than 50km from the Cologne Cathedral - so more people will drink it on tap or at least on site.
Anyway, I'm unhappy with this. Based on others' reviews, I'll try it again, but not the way out of date imported variety.
M: From the first sip, the mouthfeel is disappointingly flat. Maybe it's the beer's age, or maybe it tastes like that normally. A pity.
D: It goes down all right, if they all tasted like this I'd probably be sick of Reissdorf after two or three - hopefully I can go and live in Cologne one day and give this ale a more thorough review there!
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2007 11:19:41 | More by Weizenmensch
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3.48/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Extremely clean look. Transparent very pale yellow golden color. Finger and a half of head on the pour. Above average active carbonation in the glass while drinking.
Smell: Aromas of straw and hay hit the nose first. Sweet soft malt backbone is picked up but takes a back seat. Light tropical fruits compliment the straw tones very well.
Taste: Easy going biscuity malt front greets the drinker. That sweetness carries over into the body which adds some fruit and very mild bitterness. Bready finish that leaves a light pleasant sweetness behind.
Mouthfeel: Some lingering malt tones on the finish. Super easy drinking.
Overall: A simple yet well crafted beer. Biscuity malt is prevalent with some fruitiness to add a bit of complexity. Really easy beer to sit back, relax, and just enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 01:29:13 | More by KFBR392
Reissdorf Kölsch from Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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