Reissdorf Kölsch - Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
@ Redbones BBQ, Somerville, MA.
Crystal clear golden, active carbonation and a nice and tight white lace. Mild tropical fruit in the nose. Nice, big, malty palate and unusual for such a light looking beer, but welcomed. Dextrin and fruity sweetness run side by side. Fruit notes are tea-like, a bit peachy? Crisp mouthfeel. Hops are present, but not upfront. Light bread flavours, some grain dryness in the finish.
This is one of THE traditional Kölsch beers out of Germany. You can't really say more than that.
Serving type: on-tap
05-24-2002 19:16:48 | More by Todd
4.15/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 16.9 oz (500 ml) tall slender Euro style bottle with a simple bright red label that really catches the eye. No freshness date.
Appearance: Pale golden straw colour with an intense clarity and a bubbly appearance. Head retention holds its own and after a semi-hard pour it yielded a fully white froth then subsided to a delicate lace leaving occasional rings down the glass.
Smell: Clean aroma, some pale malt breadiness with an extremely clean applely vinous note. Thick soft graininess is the bulk of the nose though a faded peppermint like hop comes through.
Taste: Moderate body with a refreshingly crisp mouth feel from the medium high carbonation. Sweet pale malt with a little fresh cut hay and apple woodiness as well as a bit of minty or pine most likely from the hops. Vague suggestion of vanilla and maple. Flavours are meshed with an unbreakable complexity for such a light coloured brew. Dry pretty much from the get go with a full grainy palate. Crispness keeps the mouth clean, hop bitterness is lightly assertive and enhances the dryness. Dry malt character rides far into the finish with remnants of a piney hop.
Notes: Beyond drinkable, this brew is a great way to wet the appetite whether it is before a meal or the beginning of an all night session of drinking.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2001 00:00:01 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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.